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Evanston in a day

September 7, 2016 | ECF Press Release

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

program overview

This dynamic program gives participants the opportunity 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 into the future.

Offered on Thursday, October 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting at One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. Registration is $75 per person or $125 for two, and includes light breakfast and lunch.

The day begins with a look back at Evanston’s history with a bus tour through the city’s diverse neighborhoods, highlighting major trends of yesterday and today. After the tour, panels of distinguished community leaders share their expertise and knowledge about Evanston. Presenters include city government officials, school district representatives and economic development experts.2015 Snapshot panel

connecting, learning and networking

“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 a long-term resident interested in learning more about its history, challenges and strengths, Snapshot Evanston is a wonderful orientation to Evanston.”

Rosa Sriver, a 2015 Snapshot participant and Program and Office Manager at Evanston Cradle to Career said, “Last year I was new to my position, and I learned so much about Evanston and its history from this one-day workshop.  I highly recommend Snapshot Evanston to anyone interested in learning more about the Evanston Community.”

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.