100% of partner dues are invested in the Evanston community. Dues pay for systems change grants, community building grants, our Advocates for Action and city-wide training.
This is collective action, partners give equitably, decisions are made collectively, and the impacts are felt across the community. Dues are community investments.
A group of Evanston-based organizations joined together to empower youth, families, and front-line providers to improve organizational and institutional systems with the goal of providing Evanston families with a stronger foundation in readying their children for kindergarten.
the coalition to end homelessness
The Coalition to End Homelessness in Evanston consists of 25+ organizations working to end homelessness in Evanston. The Coalition works to create a lasting impact for individuals and families and experiencing homelessness through capacity-building initiatives that produce real action, benefiting the community.
mayors employer advisory council (meac)
A voluntary organization launched in June 2018 conceived by the Mayor of the City of Evanston as a way to bring local employers and the local high school into closer alignment.
evanston early childhood council (eecc)
A coalition of early childhood organizations that help connect Evanston families with high-quality, early learning opportunities, programs and resources that prepare children for success in the classroom.
2023 Community building grantees
Avalon Theatre Club
Black Girl Magic Book Club - Mermaids & Me
Evanston Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Evanston Cricket Club - Friends & Family Day
Foster Senior Club
Haitian Community Organization
Legacy Elite Dance
Our Unseen Roots
The Eight Effect
The Informed Village
Young Black Biz Lit Club
Youth Art Showcase