Friday, March 11, 2022
Honoring the work of Marjorie Craig Benton
March is Women's History Month
During the month of March we’re highlighting amazing YWomen like Marjorie Craig Benton.

Marjorie has dedicated her life to empowering women and girls through public service.

Starting at a young age, she developed a commitment to helping women reach their full potential. From organizing waitresses for better pay to providing access to food and healthcare, her work has touched communities around the globe.

Marjorie is one of our YWomen honorees this Spring. Join us in honoring her incredible work!
Partner Spotlight
Thank you to our YWomen sponsors!
Thank you to Thermoflex, Allstate, Hagerty Consulting, and Evanston Community Bank and Trust for sponsoring YWomen! Sponsor support helps us provide critical services for women and families all year long, and we are grateful for companies who stand with us and our mission!

We Can't Wait: Equity and Justice Now!
How do you Stand Against Racism?
Join us for the 2022 Stand Against Racism
Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 am on Oakton in Skokie,
Thursday, April 28 at at 10:30 am on Ridge Avenue in Evanston
We are excited to host this year's Stand Against Racism in person. We encourage everyone to register for the stand to stay updated on events and resources to fight white supremacy.

As we reflect on what it means to be anti-racist, we want to hear from you! Record a short clip on your computer or phone and tell us how you stand against racism in your workplace, family, or community. These recordings will be used to share actionable steps everyone can take to build a more equitable society.
Don't miss our Stand Against Racism Keynote Speaker, Loretta J. Ross. Ross is an intellectual, professor, and activist who will join us to talk about calling in allies and fighting white supremacy.

This event is free and virtual! Register here.
Registration is open for the Race Against Hate

Juneteenth, June 19, 2022
Floyd Long Field
2436 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL

The 2022 Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate is on and we can't wait to see you!

Each year, the Race Against Hate brings together thousands of people from all over Chicagoland to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence. After modifying the event for the past two years to accommodate safety protocols, we are thrilled to once again come together as a community on this Juneteenth.

Registration fee goes up $5 for each walk/run starting 3/16.
Are you a YW Partner?
When you become a monthly donor, or YW Partner, your gift means critical support for YWCA programs all year long.

Your partnership means that emergency shelter and support services are always available for domestic violence survivors. Your gift ensures in-demand job training and financial wellness education is always accessible. Your monthly gift means that we can offer comprehensive racial equity workshops to make sure we’re always learning and growing together.

Join YW Partners now with a monthly gift in any amount: $10, $20, $50 or more per month, the choice is yours. Your gift will help strengthen our communities today, and every day.  
YWCA Economic Advancement Program
Advance your career with YW Culinary!
YW Culinary is a free 12-week job training program designed to prepare students for productive careers in Chicagoland’s vibrant food service industry.

Students will have the opportunity to put newly acquired skills to practice from day one. Instruction will take place every morning and hands on practice will occur every afternoon.

Learn more at our upcoming information sessions:
  • Wednesday, April 13, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
  • Wednesday, May 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Advanced Financial Workshops
This series of workshops is for people who want to take their financial knowledge to the next level.

Led by Patty Finley, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments, these three workshops cover the basics of investing, budgeting, and tools for retirement.

You can sign up for individual workshops, but we encourage participants to attend all three.

Foundations of Investing - April 6, 12-1 pm CST
The Power of Budgeting - May 4, 12-1 pm CST
Four Pillars of the New Retirement - June 1, 12-1 pm CST
YWCA Equity Institute
Join us for our Racial Equity Workshops this Spring
This workshop explores: what privilege is, who has it and how it works for them, as well as how power and privilege are connected, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression. This session will be for board members of any organization who are interested in understanding privilege as it relates to their work on the board.

April 14, 2-4:30 pm: Becoming an Equitable Institution
Many nonprofits are working to increase racial equity and justice in the communities they serve, but struggle with applying an equity lens to their own internal operations. Even when leadership sets inclusion as a goal, organizations may not have structures in place to sustain meaningful change. In this workshop you will explore key concepts of racial equity and inclusion, and how they intersect with your organization’s core values.

May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm: Bias and Accountability
Consciously or not, all of us carry biases toward individuals or groups. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how bias shows up in and around us, shaping the world we live in and our interactions with one another. Participants will learn how to name what is implicit and step into accountability in order to manage bias in themselves and the places they live and work.

This program being offered as part of The Bias Inside Us, a travelling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute, that is viewable on the 3rd floor of the Evanston Public Library from April 9 to May 8, 2022
All workshops are currently virtual and the cost per workshop is $100.

To register, please go to Community Pass. New to Community Pass? Learn about creating an account here.
Introducing our new Equity Learning Sessions
Since 2016, we've held an annual Equity Summit, bringing together community members and equity practitioners to share emerging frameworks, models, and practices with the hopes of advancing racial equity and transforming our communities.

This year, instead of a two-day convening, we are sponsoring unique learning sessions throughout the year led by community facilitators and special guests.
If you are a racial equity facilitator interested in presenting, click here to apply and learn more
If you are a person interested in growing your toolbox for transforming yourself, your community, or your institution toward equity, click here to share what you want to learn.
Look out for sessions starting in the Spring! 
YWCA Shop For Good and Crowded Closet
Join us to honor exceptional women!
Join us for for a celebration of women's leadership!
On March 31st at 5pm at both Shop For Good and Crowded Closet, we will be screening our YWomen film that highlights our Spring honorees, Marjorie Craig Benton and Dr. Nadine Naber!

Honor the accomplishments of women and enjoy shopping and light refreshments!
Current job opportunities at YWCA Evanston/North Shore
We have a number of job opportunities available! Learn more by clicking the links below:

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Our Domestic Violence Services are available free of charge to anyone who needs them.

If you or someone you know needs help, call 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868 anytime, day or night.

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