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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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New YWCA Evanston/North Shore CEO Cherese Ledet plans to tackle community outreach, equity in the workplace

March 7, 2023

As a child, Cherese Ledet said her mom sent her to a YMCA center on the West Side of Chicago after school.  Ledet studied accounting in college and then went into project management. She started looking...

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Cherese Ledet to be next CEO of YWCA Evanston/North Shore

February 14, 2023

Cherese Ledet has been named CEO of the organization effective March 6, YWCA Evanston/North Shore announced Thursday. While serving in her most recent role as chief community development and equity...

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Preparing for retirement, Karen Singer reflects on 18 years of leadership, expansion at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

May 19, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mention of domestic abuse and anti-Black hate crimes.  When Karen Singer started working as YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s interim executive director in August...

YWCA Evanston/North Shore to host racial healing circles

January 13, 2020

YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host racial healing circles, starting on the National Day of Racial healing, Jan. 21, until Jan. 24. According to its website, the social justice organization aims to...

Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith speaks at a city meeting. Thomas-Smith said the YWCA has the capacity to provide the domestic violence crisis intervention services and 24-hour coverage the city is currently lacking

Aldermen approve service agreement with YWCA to fund domestic violence services

March 13, 2019

At a Monday meeting, City Council voted 7-2 to authorize a service provider agreement with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to provide domestic violence services. The six-month service agreement, which will...

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