Increase kindergarten readiness to 85 percent while significantly increasing racial and ethnic parity for African-American and Latinx children.
The Evanston Neighborhood Network aims to see all Evanston young adults on the path to a successful, fulfilling life by age 23. The network is focusing on kindergarten readiness and racial equity to move toward meeting their goals.
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The Evanston Neighborhood Network is focusing on five essential areas that aid in overcoming long-standing inequity in the community: well-being, health and safety; supporting parents/caregivers during the beginning stages of a child’s life; literacy; summer learning; and preparing youth for adult life.
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CEO of Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)
“Evanston Township High School is a well-resourced school, but there’s an achievement gap. We’re addressing the opportunity gap between high-income and low-income students. It’s not about competing with [the school]. It’s about what else do students need? This is a place that kids are comfortable, and they’ve developed relationships that help them really realize their fullest potential.”