The Daily Northwestern

Evanston woman, SESP alumna appointed Cradle to Career executive director

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

January 26, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Cradle to Career initiative has appointed an executive director to begin mid-February, Cradle to Career announced Monday. Sheila Merry (SESP '77), an Evanston resident, will be the executive director of Cradle...

United Way, Evanston establish Neighborhood Network partnership

Ben Schaefer, Assistant City Editor

January 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

The United Way announced in early December that Evanston has been added to its Neighborhood Network community in Chicago, making the collaborative resources of the United Way and its partner organizations available to the city. ...

Campaign raises $10K for Evanston family facing eviction

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

January 5, 2015

Filed under City, Local

A woman has raised more than $10,000 through an online campaign for an Evanston family facing eviction in the near future. Joanna Broder has raised money for the Watson family via the website FundRazr. The Watsons were expected to b...

Cradle to Career initiative searching for top positions

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 22, 2014

Filed under City

Leaders of the long-term education initiative Cradle to Career are looking to fill two top positions that will guide the direction and focus of the entire program. The initiative is currently accepting applications for the...

Evanston City Council approves $50K for Cradle to Career education initiative

Tyler Pager, Breaking News Editor

September 8, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City Council approved $50,000 in funding Monday night for Cradle to Career, ​a long-term initiative​ that aims to mobilize community organizations and schools to improve a child’s educational experience. The city agreed...

City Council to vote on education initiative

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

June 2, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

An Evanston committee Monday night unanimously recommended that the city join with, and consider a $50,000 contribution  to, a long-term education initiative called Cradle to Career. Members of the Human Services Committee voiced ...

Gabel sponsors resolution to unite local groups in fight against hunger, poverty

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) has sponsored a resolution in the Illinois House of Representatives aiming to unite the visions of various state groups toward developing an approach that would better fight poverty and hung...

‘Game-changing’ initiative aims to shape entire Evanston community

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

May 4, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston community leaders are drafting a proposal to bring a long-term education initiative called Cradle to Career to the city. Cradle to Career has established itself with the vision that “by the age of 23, all Evanston...