Evanston’s faith community invites all members of the public to attend a 250-voice choir concert, “Evanston Sings,” as part of a citywide campaign to reduce youth violence. The concert will take place on Friday, June 19, 7 p.m., at Evanston Township High School, located at 1600 Dodge Ave.
“Evanston Sings” is part of the “Evanston Own It” campaign, a collective effort of faith leaders and City officials encouraging residents to claim ownership of their home, block and community. In November 2014, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Clerk Rodney Greene signed the “Evanston Own It” proclamation acknowledging that every resident deserves to live in a safe, caring community and take ownership of everything that happens throughout the city despite where they live.
Proceeds from “Evanston Sings” will be donated to the 2016 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which last year connected more than 500 Evanston youth with summer employment.
As part of the “Evanston Own It” campaign, faith organizations are hosting a series of educational and informational events and activities throughout the year encouraging community involvement in reducing the amount of youth violence in Evanston. Participating faith organizations include Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Ebenezer AME Church, Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, First Church of God Christian Life Center, Fisher Memorial AME Zion Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Mount Pisgah Ministry, New Hope CME Church, Sherman United Methodist Church, and Springfield Baptist Church.