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public service challenge workshop

August 2, 2016 | ECF Press Release

The Public Service Challenge (PSC) workshop seeks to give potential candidates and campaign workers a strong basis of essential knowledge to be effective public servants with real practical skills and knowledge about running effective local campaigns.

Local experts will address topics including how to organize and manage a campaign, legal requirements for public office, fund-raising, and city and school district budgets.

one day workshop

The Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) announces its Public Service Challenge training workshop from 8am to 3pm on Saturday, October 15 at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Avenue, Evanston.

Jennifer Moran, Director of Leadership Evanston, says, “The April 2017 election will have a large number of open seats in District 65, District 202 and the City of Evanston. The PSC provides crucial information to understand the roles, the election law, and the nuts and bolts of running a campaign.”

register to attend

PSC is open to any interested citizen wishing to learn more about how to be a candidate or how to run an effective campaign. The workshop costs $30 and includes lunch. Registration is open until Wednesday, October 12, 2016. 

participating organizations

Presented by a coalition of civic-minded organizations — Evanston Community Foundation, League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/North Shore Chapter of the NAACP, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, and Evanston/Skokie PTA Council — this workshop aims to enhance community engagement and effective governance.

about the foundation

The Evanston Community Foundation, celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2016, helps Evanston thrive now and forever as a vibrant, inclusive, and just community. It builds, connects, and distributes resources and knowledge through local organizations for the common good. The Foundation builds endowments for current and future opportunities, fosters private philanthropy, focuses the impact of collective giving, finds solutions to community challenges, allocates grants, and provides leadership training. To learn more about the Evanston Community Foundation follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.