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YWCA Evanston/North Shore to honor Delores Holmes, Sunny Fischer, Blair Brettschneider at 8th annual YWomen Leadership Awards

Tickets are on sale now for the YWCA Evanston/North Shore YWomen Leadership Awards to be held Thursday, October 15th at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston. The celebration will honor three women who support and promote women’s leadership and the impact women have in our communities. This year, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore will honor Delores […]

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Excited to learn and willing to travel YWCA teaches lessons to swimmers from Chicago to Waukegan

YWCA Flying Fish Aquatics is widely known for their outreach efforts, so when the Schuler Foundation called asking if they could provide swim instruction to their students, the Schuler Scholars, it wasn’t unusual. What is unusual is the age of the students and the distance they needed to travel to a find a program that […]

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YWCA’s Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate scheduled for June 21

5,500 participants are expected to participate in the 16th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, which will take place Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Long Field in Evanston and includes a 5K run/walk, 10K run and youth mile. The Race honors Ricky Byrdsong, who was killed in his Skokie neighborhood by a white supremacist […]

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NEARLY 10,000 JOIN YWCA EVANSTON/NORTH SHORE FOR STAND AGAINST RACISM

On Friday, April 24th, nearly 10,000 people joined the YWCA Evanston/North Shore for its fourth annual “Stand Against Racism.” This YWCA USA initiative is aimed at raising awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated. This year, Skokie and Niles Township were included in the […]

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YWCA FLYING FISH SWIMMERS LOG 553 MILES IN ANNUAL MARATHON

Evanston, IL. – Three hundred and eighty-four Flying Fish team members swam a combined 38,951 lengths, or about 553 miles, in the 21st annual Flying Fish Swim Marathon, ending in February. The annual swim, a requirement for all team members, is a continuous one hour effort for swimmers from 6 years old through high school. […]

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YWCA Flying Fish soar at end of season meets

The YWCA Flying Fish swim team had a strong showing at their end of season meets, sending the largest group of qualifiers ever to the Sunkissed Invitational Swim Meet (formerly YWCA National Championships) April 3 through 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Flying Fish were represented at the meet by over 49 swimmers competing in […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore seeks nominations for 2014 YWomen Leadership Awards

A total of four awards are presented each year – two are given to women who through research, activism, education or creative expression have improved the lives of women and/or addressed the impact of racial inequities. In addition, the Lorraine Morton Woman of Promise Award, is presented to a woman who embodies the mission of […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Alaka Wali, Mercedes Fernandez, Rohina Malik, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Selected for their outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore honored Alaka Wali, Mercedes Fernandez, Rohina Malik, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority before a packed audience of over 400 at the sixth annual YWomen Leadership Awards Benefit in Evanston on October 16, 2013. “Our 2013 YWomen honorees come […]

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“Oz Fund” set up at YWCA in honor of long-time swim coach and instructor

At a ceremony at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore on what would have been Oswald “Oz” Roper’s birthday, his family, friends and co-workers honored his 20 year legacy with the Flying Fish Aquatics program by renaming the Aquatics Scholarship Fund in his name. It will now be called the “Oz Fund,” and contributions may be directed […]

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YWCA receives Award of Distinction for Work on Women’s Empowerment

Karen Singer, President and CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, received at a 2013 Award of Distinction on July 10 from the Oakton Chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) in Skokie. “I am very honored to accept this award on behalf of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore,” said Singer. “I have […]