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one day orientation to Evanston

August 17, 2015 | ECF Press Release

Snapshot Evanston, a Leadership Evanston program, is designed to give local residents and Evanston-based employees an in-depth, one-day orientation into the community.

Offered on Thursday, October 22, 8:30am — 2:30pm. The program cost is $75 per person or $125 for two, and includes light breakfast beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lunch. Registration is open.

in-depth, one-day orientation

Snapshot Evanston is an opportunity to learn more about the Evanston community and its assets and issues. This dynamic day allows participants to meet with local leaders, delve into current issues and tour the entire city. By the end of the day, participants have a better picture of how Evanston works and its strengths and challenges as it moves to the future.

The 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.

"Past Snapshot Evanston participants often leave feeling inspired and committed to making Evanston a better place", said Leadership Evanston Director Jennifer Moran. "Whether you are new to the community or interested in learning more about its history and challenges, Snapshot Evanston is a wonderful orientation to Evanston." 

Katie Smith, a 2014 participant and assistant director at Evanston CASE said "Snapshot Evanston was an excellent opportunity to get to know Evanston in a new way. I've lived here for 15 years and still learned so much from this one-day workshop. I highly recommend it to anyone who is new to our community or individuals who are interested in getting more involved in our fantastic community.

about the foundation

The EVANSTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, founded in 1986 with current assets of more than $20 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.