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Y.O.U. and YWCA Evanston/North Shore partner to reduce dating violence

Youth Organizations Umbrella (Y.O.U.) and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore (YWCA) have received a grant of $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The grant, one of only 20 such grants made nationally and the only one in Illinois, is part of a new program designed to more effectively reduce […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore receives $55,000 in grants

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore recently received two grants totaling $55,000 to support and expand the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program, $20,000 from The Allstate Foundation and $35,000 from the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW). The YWCA’s program offers the only free economic security training in the north suburban Chicago area targeting the specific needs of low- […]

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Free tax prep available at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Between January 21 and February 2, volunteers will be available Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM to assist individuals with tax preparation at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Please make sure you bring the following documents: all W-2s and 1099s […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Honors Alice Tregay, Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Elizabeth Stanton, and Links – North Shore Youth Health Service

Honored for their outstanding commitment to women’s empowerment, racial justice and social change, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore presented awards to Alice Tregay, Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Elizabeth Stanton and Links – North Shore Youth Health Service before a packed audience of over 400 at the fifth annual YWomen Leadership Awards Benefit on October 3, 2012. The […]

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Evanston Works Together brings energy to August

In a unique campaign designed to help the Evanston economy and help fund support services for unemployed residents, Connections for the Homeless and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore are partnering with local businesses for Evanston Works Together: 4 Tuesdays in August. Each Tuesday this month, participating businesses have agreed to donate 5% of their sales to […]

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Race Against Hate “embodies what Evanstonians support”

The Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate draws thousands of participants from all over Chicagoland and beyond, and Evanston Township High School stands out as active supporters, participants and volunteers. For the past ten years, ETHS athletic teams – football, basketball, wrestling, soccer – volunteer annually at the Race. On the tenth anniversary of the […]

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13th Annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate set for June 17, 2012

The 13th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, presented by Allstate, will take place Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Long Field in Evanston. It will include chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile. The event, hosted by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, also features on-field refreshments, music and fun […]

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YWCA Flying Fish and Chicago South Swim Club co-host meet at Chicago State University

The YWCA Flying Fish and the Chicago South Swim Club partnered this spring to co-host “Stop the Drowning, Stop the Violence,” the first officially sanctioned swim meet competition the club has held at Chicago State University. The two teams, partners in Make A Splash, the USA Swimming Foundation’s initiative to raise awareness of water safety […]

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Invites Community to Take a “Stand Against Racism” on April 27

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore is calling on all individuals to take a bold Stand Against Racism on April 27 by lining Ridge Avenue in Evanston from Howard Street to Wilmette on Friday from 12:45 to 12:55. “The persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and creates disparities in education, healthcare, economics and other institutions […]

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Alex Piper honored as Outstanding Evanston Volunteer

In recognition of National Volunteer week, YWCA Evanston/North Shore volunteer Alex Piper was honored with an Outstanding Evanston Volunteer Award on Tuesday evening at a reception sponsored by the City of Evanston, Evanston Township High School, the Evanston Community Foundation and Northwestern University. Karen Singer, President/CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, praised Piper’s contributions to […]