one-day orientation to Evanston
set for October 23
September 2, 2014 | ECF Press Release
Snapshot Evanston provides an opportunity for local residents and Evanston-based employees to gain insight into the Evanston community, and its assets and issues.
The program will take place on Thursday, October 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Parasol Room of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue. The program cost is $75 per person or $125 for two, and includes coffee and bagels beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lunch. Online registration is now open.
topics and tour
This dynamic day begins with a look back at Evanston's history with a bus tour of the city's diverse neighborhoods, highlighting major trends of yesterday and today. In addition, panels of distinguished community leaders share their expertise and knowledge about Evanston.
Presenters include city government officials, school district representatives and economic development experts. By the end of the day, participants have a better picture of how Evanston works and its strengths and challenges as it moves into the future.
Past president of the Woman's Club of Evanston Kathy Rocklin, who attended last year's program, said "Snapshot Evanston was a wonderful experience. It was the perfect mix of history, current Evanston events and plans for the city's future. It is for newcomers and long-time residents alike!"
Snapshot Evanston is a program of the Evanston Community Foundation's Leadership Evanston Program.
about the foundation
The EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, founded in 1986 with current assets of more than $19 million, 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.