snapshot Evanston

One-day fast track orientation to Evanston.

The Snapshot Evanston program gives local residents and Evanston-based employees a broader knowledge of the community and its assets and challenges. 

in a day — introduction to Evanston

Snapshot Evanston includes an overview of Evanston history, a bus tour highlighting important trends and developments, and panel discussions with knowledgeable Evanston leaders.

This information-rich overview of Evanston has been applauded by a wide variety of attendees from newcomers to the community to longtime residents and employees. "Every business owner in Evanston should attend Snapshot," says Dick Peach, lifelong resident and business leader who found the program valuable.

2016 offering

Learn about Evanston in a day on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Limited to 30 participants. Reserve your spot!

recap of 2015 day

Twenty-nine participants, many of whom are new to Evanston, participated in the immersive introduction to Evanston on October 22, 2015.

snapshot_bus_tour_2015.jpgAfter visiting the Evanston History Center the group returned to the bus to visit Evanston neighborhoods.


Snapshot affords the opportunity to meet other engaged citizens.


Discussion on youth issues in Evanston featured District 65 Superintendent Dr. Paul Goren, Moran Center Executive Director Kathy Lyons, and District 202 Principal and Assistant Superintendent Marcus Campbell. Four topics were covered in panels throughout the day.


This year's champions of the day's final activity — Snapshot Evanston Jeopardy.



Snapshot is available in two formats:

Public Program. Snapshot is offered to the general public once a year. Most recently offered in October 2015, please send an email to learn about future offerings.

Custom-Designed Sessions. Snapshot is available throughout the year as a custom-designed program for organizations, businesses, and institutions seeking to provide their members, volunteers or staff with community information and insight. Programs have been offered for the Woman's Club of Evanston board, Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement, Kellogg School of Business students, and Mather Lifeways residents. To talk about a possible custom program email ECF staff.