alumni connect engage learn

Since Leadership Evanston began in 1992, over 650 individuals have participated in its Signature and Snapshot programs. Alumni have opportunities through Leadership Evanston to participate in on-going leadership development and networking opportunities.

Nearly 80% of the alumni live and/or work in Evanston — and continue to make an impact.

engaging alumni

Leadership Evanston continues to engage alumni in three important ways — networking, leadership development, and on-going conversations about Evanston.

networking events

Focus on the Arts was the theme at the Alumni event on March 9, 2015. The gathering started with a "hard hat" tour of the new Evanston Art Center space on Central Street and afterwards, the group gathered at Ten Mile House.

LE_Arts_Alumni_Honored_3-9-15.jpgAll six Leadership Evanston Alumni honorees smiling widely for the well deserved and inspirational evening at Ten Mile House.The cohort of honorees (in the photo from L to R) are: Norah Diedrich of the Evanston Art Center; Leslie Brown of Piven Theater Workshop; Penelope Sachs of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra; Michael Miro of Mudlark Theatre; Diane Claussen of Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University; and Judy Kemp of EVANStarts and an all-around theatrical maven!

In March 2014, alumni gathered at Temperance Beer Co. for an engaging evening. Honored for their impact in Evanston were Leadership alumni Susan Trieschmann, Curt's Cafe; Adam Finlayson, Mary Adams Trujillo and Gay Riseborough, Grandmother's Park; and, Steve Newman, Evanston Scholars. 

leadership development workshops

"This whole evening reflects the sort of discussion we expect from LE...The discussion was of high-level and worth attending."

"The topic was certainly timely and the ability to have it connect with so much going on in our communtiy right now was the icing on the cake."

— reflections of the alumni participants in 5 Levels of Racism

In November 2014, Stacey Gibson and Liz Shulman facilitated the program 5 Levels of Racism. They introduced 26 participating alumni, from a wide-range of LE classes, to a framework for recognizing racism in various contexts. The group intends to continue their conversation in early spring.

knowing Evanston

New on the horizon, leadership alumni conversations with key Evanston leaders from the public school to the city to business to human services to key institutions in our community, are being planned for 2015. Each event will invite a leader to an in-depth Q&A lending itself to an opportunity for deep exploration of challenging issues.

alumni connections

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