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June 5, 2019 — ECF Press Release
Leadership Evanston Director, Jennifer G. Moran said, “As a cohort, Leadership Evanston XXVII found a collective voice for advocacy. Our work in Leadership Evanston encouraged active listening by the participants and resulted in five project teams highlighting the challenges for Evanston’s youth. After 27 years, Leadership Evanston continues to respond to the ever-changing landscape of our community.” Read more
May 31, 2019 — ECF Press Release
ECF announced competitive and strategic grants totaling over $867,000 for 2019/2020. The 2018 Grant Awards Celebration and Annual Meeting was held on May 30, 2019. Read more
May 25, 2019 — NBC Chicago Making a Difference (TV)
Spreading the word! Monique Jones talked about ECF on NBC Chicago’s Making a Difference.
Monique Jones interviewed on NBC Chicago Making a Difference, May 25, 2019. https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/evanston-community-foundation-grant-awards-celebration-and-annual-meeting-510430662.html
August 8, 2018 — Evanston RoundTable
Partners of the Evanston Cradle to Career initiative (EC2C) focused on “systems change” at their July 26. Sheila Merry, Executive Director of EC2C, said systems change “may reframe in modest ways the way we approach this work.” The vision of EC2C is “By the age of 23, all Evanston young adults will be on the path to leading happy, healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.” More than 40 organizations, including ECF, are currently partnering in EC2C. Article by: Larry Gavin Download PDF
July 25, 2018 — Evanston RoundTable
The program, Books and Breakfast (B&B), has gone through several iterations over three decades, but it is currently serving more than 120 children in District 65 who qualify for federally funded free or reduced lunch but do not attend schools authorized to provide it. ECF is among the stakeholders in this community effort. Article by: Judy Chiss. Download PDF
July 20, 2018 — Broadway World Chicago
Northlight Theatre announced a new initiative, "Arts for Everyone," a program that provides free tickets to every production in the upcoming 2018-19 season. Northlight will pilot this program with existing partners including Y.O.U. (Youth & Opportunity United), YWCA Evanston/North Shore, and Family Focus, and eventually expand to the Evanston and Skokie Public Libraries. The goal of this initiative is to break down any barriers that exist to accessing theatre, starting with ticket costs. Northlight is committed to reaching a broader, more diverse audience and anticipates the "Arts for Everyone" program will help achieve this objective. Evanston Community Foundation is among the organizations that provide support to Northlight. Article by: BWW News Desk Download PDF