The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston (IWSE) and The Evanston Township High School Child Study Center both received grant awards from the Rotary Club of Evanston for their work in providing child care for students, faculty, and staff at the High School. The charitable donation by the Rotary Club was extended to local organizations as a part of the club’s ongoing effort to benefit youth in Evanston and to promote literacy. Rotary International and its local clubs have funded literacy programs around the world.

The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston is committed to the care and early education of infants and toddlers and to supporting their families’ efforts to be self-sufficient providers and effective parents. IWSE is a 98 year-old, highly-respected nonprofit social service organization which focuses on the needs of the youngest, neediest members of our community. We provide high-quality full-day child care and early education services as well as supportive services and parenting support. By offering education to families who are living at risk and who are parenting infants and toddlers, IWSE acts as an advocate, care-taker, and champion for children who live in poverty, who exhibit developmental delays, who live in situations of homelessness or domestic violence, or who are parented by teen parents.

Club President Gene Servillo and Vice President Joan Kelly presented checks to to Cass Wolfe of the Infant Welfare Society of Evanston and Shelley Gates of the Evanston Township High School Child Study Center during a recent club meeting. For additional information regarding IWSE programs and services, check out our web site at