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Our Vision

By the age of 23, all Evanston young adults will be on the path to leading productive, satisfying lives.

The situation
we face


We’re proud of Evanston’s diverse community, strong schools, and dedicated nonprofit organizations.


Despite these resources, many young people are not realizing their potential in life.


Why do we fall short? Evanston faces deep, historic racial, social, and economic disparities.


The partners of Evanston Cradle to Career are working together to change the way Evanston operates and provides all youth with equitable opportunities.

we succeed.


Collective impact

Evanston’s future depends on all of us. As a collective impact effort, we are dedicated to confronting disparity and moving the needle on entrenched community problems.


shared accountability

We're committed to gathering and sharing meaningful metrics now and into the future, so that each partner organization can be more effective in serving our youth.


Committed partners

Many of Evanston’s schools, nonprofits, businesses, and faith-based institutions now work together as EC2C. We have a growing network of over 40 engaged partners.


Engaged community

As a part of our community, you understand the challenges many of our youth face. We need your help in creating a more equitable and healthier community.