Read our digital 2017 annual report — Working Together for a Stronger Evanston

early results are promising

With our long-term goals in Every child, Every youth, we will only see the ultimate impact of our work years from now. What results do we see so far?

2013 overview

A feature of Terri J. Sabol's paper about Every Child, Every Youth is the section titled Evanston Community Foundation: Smart Investments. Big Change. ECF's investments are in three areas: support for family support services, strengthening children's early literacy and language development through targeted services, and building a birth to five network.

About the author: Terri J. Sabol, at Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research, focuses her research on the individual and environmental factors that lead to healthy child development, with a particular emphasis on schools and families. She applies developmental theory, psychological measurement, and advanced quantitative methods to pressing social policy issues that affect low-income children and families. In particular, she focuses on two key policy areas: (1) improving early childhood education; and (2) increasing families’ human capital, including parent education, employment, and income. Prior to entering graduate school, Terri Sabol was a first grade teacher in Chicago through the Teach for America program.

at the Evanston Community Foundation: transforming who we are and what we do

When Communityworks began in 2003, ECF had assets of $4 million — today $17 million. The Foundation learned to identify ripe opportunities for generating change in Evanston. Read more About Us.

all in all, what's changed in Evanston?

What's happening here is attracting larger opportunities for many — and in the stories mothers tell, they see big horizons opening up from small opportunities their children have gained.