public service challenge
This one-day workshop provides practical training open to Evanston residents interested in running for local public office or participating in local campaigns. The most recent version was held in fall 2018 in advance of the April 2019 elections for both Evanston/Skokie school boards. Public Service Challenge will be offered in fall 2020 in advance of spring 2021 local municipal and school board elections.
The Public Service Challenge (PSC) is a workshop designed to train candidates and supporters to run effective campaigns. Campaign experts and leaders provide potential candidates and campaign workers with a strong basis of essential knowledge to be effective public servants and run successful campaigns. Real practical skills and knowledge about running effective local campaigns will include how to organize and manage a campaign, legal requirements for public office, fund-raising, and city and school district budgets.
Since its inception in 2000, PSC has been organized by a coalition of civic-minded organizations including the Evanston Community Foundation, League of Women Voters of Evanston, Evanston/North Shore Chapter of the NAACP, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, Evanston/Skokie PTA Council, and ETHS Parents Engaged.