Community Organizations Build Towards Racial Equity

Evanston Builds Strong Community, One Tool at a Time

Evanston ‘Books & Breakfast’ Boosts Student Learning

Evanston Agency Makes Residents Feel at Home

As the rest of the region came to a halt during February’s Polar Vortex, the team at Connections for the Homeless in Evanston worked on overdrive. For more than 72 hours, staff members, volunteers and program participants went above and beyond to ensure their neighbors were safe and warm.

Pre-K Students Craft Healthy Behaviors Through Arts Education

When Jan Ellenstein teaches Evanston youth to paint ocean scenes with acrylics or draw cityscapes with pastels, she isn’t hoping for masterpieces. She’s hoping the young learners will acquire the confidence to see themselves as artists, no matter their skill level.

Festive Fair Brightens Evanston Families’ Holiday Season

Y.O.U. Summer Programs Expand Evanston Kids’ Horizons  

Former Bears Player and AmeriCorps Volunteer Spark Fruitful Friendship

When Nikko Ross arrived at Ignite, a Young Leaders United fundraiser benefiting United Way’s AmeriCorps volunteers, he anticipated a casual night of fun and celebration. Little did he know, a chat with a special guest would spark a rewarding friendship that will extend far beyond the party.

Uniting for Change in Evanston

A volunteer-based community event, Evanston Day of Caring brings together residents and corporate employees to complete projects at social service agencies across the neighborhood.