Clubs & Groups

Website Address
Address
Affirmation, P.O. Box 1021, Evanston, IL
60204
Description

Affirmation: United Methodist is a non-profit, all-volunteer, national activist caucus of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and their family and friends, that advocates full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all areas and levels of the United Methodist Church.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Tim Carter
Phone Number
847-448-8293
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

Open to anyone interested in researching African American genealogy; members meet to share research and tips. Members also discuss the writings of such authors as W.E.B.DuBois, Larry Koger and Joel Williamson as well as topics of interest such as slavery in New York, Reconstruction and the Great Migration.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Levy Center,  300 Dodge Ave., Evanston.

Address
P.O. Box 1750 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Eileen Walvoord, President
Contact Email
Description

Monthly lectures and conversation held at the Wilmette Public Library’s Auditorium. Members may also attend a French class, enjoy French movies and participate in book discussion and café-conversation groups at different locations on the North Shore.

Website – http://www.afnorthshore.org/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AFduNS2/?fref=ts
Meetup – http://www.meetup.com/afnorthshore/

Address
Joseph E. Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Avenue
P. O. Box 5648 Evanston, Illinois
60204-5648
Parent Organization
Description

Meets on the first Friday of every month at 7:00pm at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers.
Through the Extraordinary Service program, works on improving the living standards within the Black community through economic education; creating exposure and opportunities for the women entrepreneur; adopting and/or assisting Black families, with an emphasis on the Black male; and improving the mental and physical health of local communities.

Address
225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL
60601
Contact Email
Phone Number
Helpline: 800-272-3900, Business line: 847-933-2413
Fax
847-933-2417
Description

Serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, Skokie and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

Contact Person
Gloria Amin, Glenview Area AAUW Membership
Description

The national organization provides grants, fellowships, and awards to promote education and equity for women and girls. The local branch also provides local scholarships. Open to currently enrolled students and graduates of four-year colleges and universities.

Organization Name
Address
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 42 , Evanston IL 60204
60201
Phone Number
847-475-9076
Parent Organization
Description

For 100 years American Legion Post 42 has been helping veterans and their families in need. Through fund raising activities and volunteer projects the Post has been a major player in Evanston community charities.

Post 42 has facilities available for rental for parties, meetings, and gatherings of all kinds. Check out the Post 42 Patio Facebook page for details on upcoming and past events.

Address
500 Davis Street, Suite 900, Evanston, IL
60201-4695
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-0123 or (Toll free: 877-905-0577)
Fax
847-864-5196
Description

AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.

Public Notes

Use the Find a Massage Therapist® service to locate a qualified professional massage therapist anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.

Parent Organization
Description

The local chapter of an international human rights organization. Seeks to end human rights violations worldwide through letter-writing and community education campaigns. AI Group 50 meets the first Monday of every month at 7:15 PM. We meet at Alice Millar Chapel classroom 204 on the Northwestern University campus in Evanston.

Public Notes

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month (except for holidays) at 7:15 p.m. in Parkes Hall, adjacent to the Alice Millar Chapel at Chicago Avenue and Sheridan Road in Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
Studio 222
60201
Contact Person
Joanna Pinsky, Founder/Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-9222
Fax
847-328-9348
Description

Art Encounter is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and connecting people of diverse ages and backgrounds through interactive encounters with visual art. We believe that there are many ways to see, and that art can be a powerful vehicle to better understand ourselves and the world around us.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Marlene and Howard Marks, Owners
Phone Number
847-648-2275; 877-500-2275 (toll-free)
Description

In home dog training service which specializes in dog behavior modification for puppies and older dogs.

Organization Name
Address
1630 Sherman Avenue, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Ask for manager on duty
Phone Number
847-424-0848
Description

Full service book store. Offers children’s storytime every Tuesday morning at 11:00 am.

Organization Name
Address
101 West Grand Ave., Suite 400, Chicago, IL
60654
Contact Person
Eileen Murphy, State Director
Phone Number
312-828-9313 or 1-800-89-BUDDY (28339)
Fax
312-828-9421
Parent Organization
Description

Best Buddies Illinois is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Program links disabled and non-disabled friends at the middle school, high school, college and adult level.

Address
P.O. Box 6532
Evanston, Illinois

60204
Contact Person
Larry or Jean Murphy
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-6408
Description

The Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore (BBCENS) is a group of Black business owners who have agreed to come together to share resources, network, discuss common concerns, and to facilitate support among each other.  Also sponsors annual Tour de Noir, a narrated bus tour that highlights Black-owned businesses located in all nine wards of Evanston, and publishes directory of local Black-owned businesses.

Organization Name
Description

Troop 3 has served the community since 1915, and is proud to be a boy-led troop, where boys plan, lead, and participate, with guidance from experienced and invested adults.

Meetings are in the gym, 2636 Orrington Avenue, on Thursdays, 7:45-9:00 p.m. during the school year, with monthly weekend campouts, summer camp, and more.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2515 Central Park Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Marcello Bondurant
Description

Chartered in 1926, Boy Scout Troop 924 is one of the oldest and largest troops in Evanston. Membership in Troop 24 is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18, or to those boys and girls who are 10½ years old and have completed their fifth grade of school.

Meets Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at 2515 Central Park Ave (Northminster Presbyterian Church) just south of Central Street on Central Park Ave.

Address
1100 North Laramie Avenue Wilmette, IL
60091-1021
Contact Person
Karen Croteau, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-920-2783
Fax
847-512-0984
Description

The program:

Scholarship residential program that serves academically talented and financially in-need youth from middle school through high school.
Support continues for Scholars financially, emotionally and otherwise through college and into career entry.
Provides children with long-term adult relationships and positive mentoring.
Funded exclusively through private sector donations.

Organization Name
Address
1815 W. Diehl Rd STE 900 Naperville, IL
60543
Contact Person
Executive Director: Kimberly White
Phone Number
(630) 961-5665
Description

The Career & Networking Center came into being as the result of a multiphase grassroots effort to address the concerns of the underemployed and unemployed in our community. Beginning in 1992, a Naperville United Way Community Needs Assessment revealed the number one concern of our local citizens was unemployment and underemployment. As a result, the Community Career Center opened its doors in September 1996 to assist individuals in developing the tools and resources needed to conduct a successful job search and return to work.

Today the Career & Networking Center provides a supportive and professional setting where individuals can conduct a productive and successful job search, receive career-enhancing, professional development advice and build their professional network. An expert group of human resource and other business professionals are available for individual consultation to assist individuals in setting reasonable goals and implementing strategies that meet their specific needs. Perhaps, one of the unique features about the Center is the coaching appointments, which include: resume writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategy, career exploration, brand development, and necessary computer skills. Programs and services are available without geographic restrictions.

Address
P.O. Box 7050, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
John Walsh, President
Description

Central Street Neighbors Association (CSNA) is a non-profit membership group formed to promote and preserve the vitality and quality of life of the Central Street Neighborhood in Evanston, Illinois.

Organization Name
Address
329 W. 18th Street, Suite 506 , Chicago, IL
60616
Contact Person
Executive Director, Clifton Williams
Phone Number
312-421-8040
Fax
312-421-8466
Description

Educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. In-school and after-school programs, community outreach progamming, professional development workshops and traveling exhibits. Formerly the Shanti Foundation.

Address
P.O. Box 1265, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
Adrian Brewington, President
Phone Number
847-504-1470
Description

Nonprofit organization of African American men, founded in 1958 by Evanston police officers, Andrew Rodez and William Logan, jr. Supports activities beneficial to youth, seniors and families in the North Shore communities. Awards over 200 youth scholarships annually, provides holiday food baskets, and supports other community youth activities, such as Fellowship of Afro-American Men youth basketball league.  Hosts annual fundraising gala.

Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Chessmen_Club_of_the_North_Shore/

Address
750 N. Lake Shore Drive, 4th Floor, Chicago IL
60611
Contact Person
Malcolm Rich, Executive Director
Phone Number
312-988-6565
Fax
312-397-1338
Description

Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice is an impact research, education and advocacy organization that works to achieve fundamental, systemic reform by addressing policies and practices that relate to social justice and government effectiveness issues. Chicago Appleseed is part of a national network of public interest law centers working through and with Appleseed in Washington, D.C.

Address
535-A1 Custer Ave, A1 Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-475-3692
Description

Chicago Area Peace Action (CAPA) is a coalition of engaged people who share a commitment to peace through justice. We focus on the issues of: Military Spending, Nuclear Arms Abolition, Climate Change, Nuclear Energy and the U.S. in Conflict.

Public Notes

Hosts several forums a year; publishes a quarterly newsletter.
Schedules meetings with elected officials, provides guest speakers for events.
Maintains a resource library on peace and justice issues.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 1116, Evanston, IL
60204-1116
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-280-9097
Categories
Description

The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era. CADS was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization with a mission of education, preservation and fellowship.

CADS members develop their knowledge, make connections, and get involved to save historic structures through our advocacy and education programs. As part of CADS, you’ll meet fellow enthusiasts and experts, receive unique benefits, continue learning, and play a meaningful part in preserving our Chicago Art Deco heritage through our twice-yearly internationally recognized CADS Magazine, numerous walking tours, social events, and educational lectures.

Organization Name
Address
2515 Marcy, Evanston IL
60201-1111
Contact Person
Hal Shanafield
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8644
Description

Welcomes anyone interested in learning more about Texas Instruments computers. Focus is on the TI-99/4, TI99/4A, TI-99/5, TI-99/8, CC-40, and 9640.  Each month there are demonstrations of programs and tutorials.

Public Notes

Meets on the first Saturday of each month, except in July and August, at the Evanston Public Library. Annual summer picnic.
The Chicago TI International World Faire is held each Fall, usually on the first
or second weekend in November, also at the Library.

Contact Person
Bill Brenner
Description

This group is open to people going through divorce, separation or, in general, through the challenging transition from couplehood to being on one’s own.

Public Notes

Meeting times and dates are announced on the website.

Website Address
Address
413 West Monroe, 1st Floor Springfield, IL
62701
Contact Person
Kate Buchanan (Chicago area)
Contact Email
Phone Number
217-528-4409
Fax
217-528-6498
Description

State association that builds public support for addressing the needs of children and families and improving the delivery of social services to the abused, neglected, and troubled children, youth and families of Illinois.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Fire Department, 909 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Tim Gobat
Phone Number
847-866-5940
Description

The 10-week program is designed to give Evanston community members the opportunity to experience emergency services first-hand from a firefighter’s point of view. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Thursday evenings, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., through November 13. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Registration is first-come, first-served, and space is limited to approximately 20 students.

Contact Person
Ramona Meher, Past President
Phone Number
847-570-0720
Description

A group of Evanston citizen advocates interested in issues impacting our beaches and lakefront, including wastewater disposal and the proposed Evanston marina. This group is not active following the city’s decision to withdraw plans for a lakefront marina; however, persons with questions or concerns may contact Ramona Meher.

Contact Person
Hal Sprague, President
Description

Citizens’ Greener Evanston works to make Evanston a more environmentally just, sustainable, and resilient community. Through community education and advocacy we’re working on climate change, environmental justice, energy efficiency and renewable energy, transportation, natural habitat, local food, and clean water. New members welcome!

Address
909 Lake Street, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-866-2999
Description

Volunteer citizens who have received disaster preparedness training and may be called upon to assist Emergency Operations personnel in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
CERT participants also receive training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Individuals must apply for admission into the next program.

Organization Name
Address
Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jelani Summers
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

All-volunteer organization conducts winter community basketball program for high school students at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. Registration in November, ten-week game schedule starts in early January with playoffs in March. 16 teams.

Address
Northwestern University International Office, 630 Dartmouth Place, Evanston, IL
60208-4190
Contact Person
CCIS President: Sylvia Alvino
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-7516
Parent Organization
Description

An all-volunteer group dedicated to making Northwestern’s international students feel welcome in this country and at Northwestern University. Offers a variety of social and informational programs: temporary housing with local families, foster relative program, English conversation groups, children’s playgroups and other social and cultural activities.

Public Notes

Programs and events

We offer a variety of social and informational programs:
Foster families and home stays
Conversation partners
Programs for international students, spouses, and families

Programs are free (with the exception of Cooking Classes) to participants.

Contact Person
Alan Sanders
Phone Number
773-562-2925
Parent Organization
Description

Cub Scouts from Oakton Elementary School (Pack 916), Pope John XXIII School (Pack 918), Washington Elementary School (Pack 927) and Dawes Elementary School (Pack 932) join together for fun, service, learning and character-building activities.

Public Notes

Boys in grades 1-5. There are 2-3 den meetings per month and one monthly pack meeting for all age groups during the school year; one monthly pack activity takes place during the summer.

Contact Person
Nancy R. Schultz, Vice Regent
Phone Number
847-477-3231
Parent Organization
Description

A volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 618, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
President Soror Michelle James Ph.D
Parent Organization
Description

Purpose is to establish, maintain and encourage high cultural, intellectual moral standards among its members, to engage in public service programs, and to promote and encourage achievement in education by granting scholarships to high school graduates from the Evanston area.
Youth programs: Delta Academy, Delta Gems and EMBODI.

Public Notes

A private, non-profit organization of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women, in 900 chapters, providing assistance and support in local communities throughout the world. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement.

Website Address
Address
821 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-0865
Parent Organization
Description

Subscribe to the DPOE mailing list by sending a message to dpoenews-subscribe@mlm.dpoe.org.

Organization Name
Address
728 Noyes Street, Unit 3H, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
David Galloway, AIA
Phone Number
847.492.9509
Fax
312.880.1200
Description

Design Evanston is a not-for-profit design advocacy organization devoted to encouraging and recognizing good design in the City of Evanston. The organization is composed of design professionals and other concerned citizens who live or work in Evanston.

Membership meets generally once a month, often the third Tues or Wed. at City Hall, Rm 3650.

Organization Name
Address
Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
Contact Person
John and Lynn Welch
Parent Organization
Description

An informal, inclusive progressive social group, Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics. Group meets every Monday at 7pm.

Address
7574 Lincoln Ave., Skokie IL
60077-3335
Phone Number
847-677-3334
Categories
Description

The Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago, founded in 1882, is a self-governing, inclusive, caring community­—providing a home to those who seek a rational, compassionate philosophy of life without regard to belief or non-belief in a supreme being. We focus on the ethical values that bring people together, not on the beliefs that keep people apart.

Organization Name
Address
2310 Oakton, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
(847) 866-5082
Categories
Description

The Evanston Animal Shelter is committed to providing compassionate and humane care for Evanston’s abandoned, abused and relinquished animals and to find them homes through rehabilitation, foster care, adoption, and rescue organizations. We aim to further serve the community as a proactive resource for education, counseling and support.

Visit us during our adoption hours at 2310 Oakton Street in Evanston, IL. The shelter is located between Dodge and McCormick, across the street from Petsmart, Home Depot and Steak & Shake.

ADOPTION HOURS

Weekdays: 6 PM – 8 PM*

*Closed Thursdays

Weekends: 12 PM – 3:30 PM

Public Notes

For Animal Control, please call 311 or (847) 448-4311

Contact Person
Margo Butler
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-2626
Categories
Description

Group of women and men who meet to build spiritual unity through prayer, share fellowship and discussion of their Catholic identity, religious traditions and experiences. Organize the St. Nicholas annual Holy Family/Kwanzaa Mass celebration. Meetings are on the last Sunday of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at 838 Grey Ave., Evanston.

Address
1717 Central St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Paula Danoff, President and CEO
Phone Number
847-475-5300
Fax
847-475-5330
Description

The Evanston Art Center (EAC) offers over 100 art classes multiple times per year for children and adults. Classes include: ceramics, drawing and painting, digital media and 3D printing, fiber, jewelry, metal sculpture, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and woodworking. The Art Center’s arts education programs provide art classes and summer camps to individuals 3 to 95 years old. EAC hosts numerous art exhibitions and programs each year in its gallery spaces, which are free and open to the public. EAC provides outreach programs to children in District 65 schools, seniors, and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Summer Art Camps
Summer Immersion Classes

Address
P.O. Box 5530, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Steve Brown (stevebrownmail@gmail.com)
Phone Number
847-328-2656
Categories
Description

Nearly 60-year-old, all-volunteer organization, teaches Evanston’s young people the skills, values, and just plain fun of baseball and fast pitch softball. In addition to regular league play for ages 5-15, offers: Travel Baseball Teams, Travel Softball Teams, Lakeshore Feeder Baseball League and Buddy Baseball.

Public Notes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evanston-Baseball-and-Softball-Association/114876471868357

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 1981, Evanston IL
60204-1981
Contact Person
Tom Witt (President): president@evanstonbikeclub.org; Diana Montigney: membership@evanstonbikeclub.org
Categories
Description

The club sponsors a variety of group rides and special programs. Rides are offered for any level of ability, from beginner to the most experienced riders, and are open to all cyclists 16 years old or older with bicycles in safe working order. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsors the North Shore Century held on the third Sunday in September.

Meets at 7:30 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Ladd Arboretum, McCormick and Bridge Streets, Evanston

Organization Name
Address
Potbelly Sandwich Works
630 Davis St. (in the Chandler’s Bldg.) Evanston, IL
60201
Description

Meets second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. to discuss books and exchange free books. Bring books to give away, but not required for attendance.

Address
1740 Ridge Ave. STE LL15B
Evanston
60201
Contact Person
Kate Noble
Contact Email
Phone Number
847- 556-8676
Description

Evanston CASE provides community, advocacy, support and education services for Evanston families impacted by disability. Our Parent Connections programs offer supportive spaces for parents/caregivers to share experiences and receive information from others who “get it.” Our Empowering Parent Partners” program matches trained Partner Volunteers to guide and accompany parents/caregivers at their special education school meetings. We also offer professional advocacy consultation services to prepare parents to successfully navigate the special education process.

Website Address
Address
1609 Sherman Avenue, Ste. 205 , Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-1500
Fax
847-328-1510
Description

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to promote and grow business in our community. To that end, the Evanston Chamber of Commerce provides programs, services and leadership opportunities to help its member businesses thrive. The Chamber fosters a competitive business climate conducive to growth, prosperity and maintaining a high quality of life. Members represent the major sectors of the Evanston economy, including:
* Business and professional services
* Restaurants, food and beverage providers
* Real estate
* Retail
* Technology and telecommunications
* Healthcare
* Education
* Arts, culture and entertainment
* Hotel and travel
* Family, community and civic organizations
* Manufacturing
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s members embrace a commitment to advance not only the success of the individual company/organization, but also to enhance the economic vitality of the community. Member businesses acknowledge and embrace Evanston’s rich tradition of social conscience and of accepting responsibility for working collaboratively to improve and grow opportunities for its residents and community. Although the Chamber works closely with many governmental bodies, it receives no regular public funding. Under a progressive membership investment structure, annual dues are assessed according to the size of the company/organization.

Monthly Events are FREE to members and include:
* Networking Breakfast – 4th Tuesday of the Month, at a Member host location
* Evanston Growth And Entrepreneurial Group – 1st or 2nd Wednesday of the Month at Noon – Evanston Chamber Office
* Business After Hours – 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the Month – at a member host location
* Evanston Women in Business Luncheon – 4th Thursday of the month – at a member host location- fee is charged at $20 to cover the cost of lunch

Organization Name
Contact Person
Maret Thorpe
Phone Number
847-328-1281
Description

Serious chess in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere for adults (high school and older.)  Junior players rated 900+ are welcome to play in our weekend tournaments. Beginners welcome. Membership is free. Sets provided, but bring clocks. Meets at Levy Senior Center,300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL 60202.

Organization Name
Address
2110 Warren St. Evanston, IL (main office)
60202
Contact Person
Gary Geiger, Artistic director
Phone Number
847-733-0814
Description

The Evanston Children’s Choir provides first-rate choral music education and performance opportunities for young people of all ages, ability levels and voice types, emphasizing multiculturalism, inclusion and accessibility, and musical excellence through positive reinforcement. Groups include the Concert Choir (advanced), Youth Chorale (beginner-intermediate), Family Choir (all ages and voice types, including adults), and Story Choir (elementary). All choirs practice at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Studio 107, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-448-8620. Tuition starts at $215 per semester, but families in need pay only the portion of the tuition which they can afford, on an honors system basis. No family is turned away for inability to pay.

Address
1560 Sherman Avenue, Suite 535 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sara Schastok, CEO/President
Phone Number
847-492-0990
Fax
847-492-0904
Description

The Evanston Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization dedicated to enriching Evanston and the lives of its people, now and in the future. The Foundation builds and manages more than 60 distinct funds, addressing Evanston’s changing needs through grantmaking, and provides leadership on important community issues.
Largest single fund is CommunityWorks with its mandate, Every Evanston child ready for kindergarten and every youth ready for work.
The All Our Sons fund supports programs for young males and encourages boys and young men to become full members of the community.
Leadership Evanston trains participants in community leadership skills, in order to develop leadership potential and community engagement in individuals living or working in Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mary Jaminski
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Categories
Description

220 plots for rent to Evanston residents from March through mid-November. Returning gardeners have option of renewing rentals; spring lottery for available plots.
2013 Fees
Half Plot (approx. 200 square feet): $42.50 for all sites, plus community garden service
Raised bed (McCormick, Twiggs): $38.00, plus community garden service
Raised bed (James Park): $25.00, plus community garden service

Public Notes

Garden sites:
James (South of Oakton between McCormick Blvd. and Dodge). This is a locked site. In addition to full and half plots, this site has 3 raised beds.
McCormick (Bridge & McCormick Blvd.). This site has full and half plots and only one raised bed.
Twiggs (Bridge & Simpson). In addition to full and half plots, this site has 8 raised beds.
Lighthouse (Sheridan Road, north of the Lighthouse). This is the smallest site, with only 9 plots (some half plots)

Organization Name
Address
500 Davis Street, Suite 510, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Dr. Joseph B. Silverman
Phone Number
847-864-2243
Description

To exchange ideas and share experiences. Speakers from all professions are invited to speak.

Address
2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston
60201
Contact Person
Matt Poole, Recreation Manager
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Description

Built on the grounds of the Ladd Arboretum, 17 acres of park land with a bird sanctuary and bicycle path, the Evanston Ecology Center serves as a focal point for environmental education and volunteerism in the community. Offers a wide range of programs to community members of all ages including School Programs, Community Gardening, and Summer Camps. Operated by the City of Evanston with support from the Evanston Environmental Association.
Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:00pm year round
Open weekends for programs and rentals.

Address
2024 McCormick Boulevard , Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Richard Peach, Board President
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Fax
847-448-8805
Categories
Description

Promotes environmental education and action in Evanston through programming; works with other local green organizations on selected projects which produce environmental benefits for Evanston and its residents. Works to increase enjoyment and knowledge of nature by residents of all ages with the expansion of the Ecology Center classroom space and “critter” collection. Supports the Evanston Ecology Center in partnership with the City, supports the Annual Garden Walk each summer, and works in support of the SAGE edible school garden program in our elementary schools.

Organization Name
Address
Intersection of University Place and Oak Avenue. (behind Hilton Garden Inn, east of East Railroad Ave)
Contact Person
Myra Gorman, Market Manager
Phone Number
847-448-8045
Description

58 vendors of fruit, vegetables, meat, flowers, cheese and bakery items from local and regional farms. Free parking available in the Maple Street Parking Garage. Special events and performances by local musicians.

Downtown Farmers Market:
This market is held every Saturday, from early May through early November. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Location: Intersection of University Place and Oak Ave. (just east of East Railroad Ave.)
Ridgeville Market:
Wednesdays, early June through mid-October, 3:30 p.m.-7p.m., in the park by the field house at 908 Seward St. (at Ridge Ave.; Program Director Natalie Sallee, 847-869-5640. Pre-order/delivery boxes available weekly.
West End Market:
Saturdays, early June through late October; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Intersection of Church St. and Dodge Ave. (ETHS parking lot)
Indoor Farmer & Artisan Food Market:
Located at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., on Saturdays from December through April from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 40 vendors include local farmers and artisans. Dennis Clarkson, Winter Market manager, 847-864-7328, dclarkson@aol.com.
McGaw YMCA Market
Dates: May 28 through mid-October
Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7am to 1pm
Location: McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 1275, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Jeffrey Boetto
Contact Email
Description

Local union chapter representing firefighters and paramedics employed by the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services Department.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Ecology Center (Ladd Arboretum), 2024 McCormick Boulevard Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
President—Susan Cooney
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 448-8256 (Ecology Center Main Number)
Categories
Description

The Garden Council of Evanston was founded to coordinate the efforts of the member clubs with the City to beautify civic areas. The Garden Clubs that comprise the Garden Council primarily focus on the needs of the Evanston community, spending hours cultivating, planting and maintaining gardens in our parks and public places and providing educational forums for adults and students.
The council meets several times a year to exchange gardening information and club news, plan council fundraisers, formulate new projects and coordinate efforts with the City of Evanston.
All Evanston Garden Clubs are encouraged to join the Garden Council and help meet the challenges of the future.  Current member clubs include the Four Seasons Garden Club, the Highland Garden Club, and the Lincolnwood Garden Club.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Mark Rubenstein
Phone Number
847-869-6020
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

The Evanston Go Club is an official chapter of the American Go Association. It provides a place for people to play, learn, or just watch the game of Go. Free and open to all ages, regardless of skill level.

Public Notes

Meets Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Starbucks, 1734 Sherman Ave, Evanston.

Organization Name
Description

GreenBuzz is the go to place for information on organizations, events and news related to the  environment, climate change and sustainability in Evanston.  The website is hosted by the City of Evanston with content provided by organizations and individuals in Evanston who are working together to make Evanston a great place to live, work, play and grow.
Organizations represented on this website are part of an informal network called Sustain Evanston, which is dedicated to supporting projects that aim to improve the sustainability of the City of Evanston.

Address
Main Street, between Ridge Ave. and Asbury Ave., Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Evanston Environmental Association
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Description

An annual event, that is part of the “open streets” event Streets Alive, where local organizations present green products, services and ideas to help attendees lead more sustainable lives. Usually held on a Sunday in September.

Organization Name
Address
225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Eden Juron Pearlman, Director
Phone Number
847-475-3410
Fax
847-475-3599
Description

The Evanston History Center, located in the historic Charles Dawes House, works to present,teach and interpret Evanston’s rich history through museum tours, special exhibits, annual special events.
The Charles Gates Dawes House may be visited during regularly scheduled Tours.
Individuals may conduct research on their homes or other topics using the Frank B. Foster Research Room and EHC Archives.
The History Center is available for Event Rentals .
Learn more about Evanston history through the Evanston History Center Blog.

Public Notes

EHC Tour & Exhibit Hours
Thursday-Sunday 1pm – 4pm

Dawes House tours start at 1, 2 & 3pm

EHC Research Room Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 1pm – 4pm.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 6514, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 604-3541
Description

Support network for families who educate their children at home. Provides ideas, information and opportunities for group classes and field trips for homeschooling families in the Evanston Area.

Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month (exception: no meeting in July, and meets the second Monday of September) at Trinity Lutheran Church Activities Center, 3637 Golf Road in Evanston
Thin Ice Theatre youth theatre company

Organization Name
Contact Person
Ted Perez, President
Categories
Description

Local homebrewers who get together on the third Thursday of the month at the Prairie Moon (1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL) from 7:00p-10:00p in the back bar. Group promotes the craft of homebrewing through knowledge-sharing between members, develops an active and flourishing social network of members through events and meeting, and promotes the appreciation of craft beers.

Address
P. O. Box 1945, Evanston IL
60204
Phone Number
(708) 505-9036
Description

Community organization that presents professional world music performances in each Evanston/Skokie District 65 school and two Evanston parochial schools twice a year, immersing students in the joy, appreciation and diversity of music. EISMA musical enrichment programs and community concerts (in collaboration with the Evanston Public LIbrary) are funded solely by donations from individuals, local businesses, community organizations, participating school PTAs, foundations, and grants.

Contact Person
Steve Perkins
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-269-4055
Parent Organization
Description

Challenges Evanston’s religious congregations to be active stewards of the environment; provides resource support, workshops and opportunities for joint projects. Usually meets the fourth Tuesday, September–June, 7–9 PM, Evanston Friends Meeting House, 1010 Greenleaf.

Public Notes

Faith in Place encourages people of all faiths to integrate teachings with economic and ecological practices and work together for an economically just and ecologically sustainable shared future.
Encourages people of all faiths to integrate teachings with economic and ecological practices and work together for an economically just and ecologically sustainable shared future.

Address
Family Focus Center, 2010 Dewey Ave. Evanston, IL,
60201
Contact Person
Seth D. Himrod, Director
Phone Number
847-372-2754
Categories
Description

Grass roots youth football and cheerleading organization, founded in 1994, is part of the Central Suburban Youth Football League, which is comprised of teams from the North Shore of Illinois.  Offers both tackle and flag football (see website for age/weight levels).  The goal is to teach fundamental football skills and philosophy to players between Kindergarten and eighth grades; maintains close ties with the ETHS Football coaching staff.

For cheerleading information (for students entering 1st through 8th grade), contact DarLisa Himrod, Director of Cheerleading, at jwcheer@gmail.com.

Public Notes

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evanston-Jr-Wildkit-Football/118686021527892

Address
1453 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL Mailing: P.O. Box 06208, Chicago IL 60606
60201
Contact Person
Bill Wojtas
Phone Number
312-544-60606
Categories
Description

Freemasonry chapter. The 1928 temple, designed by world-famous architect, the late John A. Holabird, is also available for rentals.
Wayfarers Lodge meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. Contact bill.wojtas@comcast.net

Address
Post Office Box 5683
Evanston, Illinois 60204-5683
60204
Contact Email
Phone Number
847/492-0177
Description

EMBCI is a organization composed of companies, real estate professionals and
tradesmen involved in the construction industry. The mission is to increase the
amount of jobs and contracts for their members and to provide training and other
learning experiences to improve the quality of the member firms and individuals.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 6388, Evanston IL
60204-6388
Description

An Evanston organization of concerned residents committed to working with neighbors to identify and solve critical issues affecting the Evanston community. Currently working to get the waste transfer station at 1711 Church Street re-located.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 1313, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Libby Hill
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-2096
Description

The Evanston North Shore Bird Club is devoted to birding and protecting local natural resources, offers programming and field trips. Membership meetings held every fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April (no December meeting), 7:30 p.m. at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Evanston North Shore Bird Club has adopted the new (as of October 2015) Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary. Volunteers work inside the sanctuary learning about plants and keeping them healthy. We invite people who would like to be bird monitors or volunteers to contact us at info@ensbc.org.

Address
1615 Lake Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Wendy Weaver, Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-833-9764
Description

The Evanston North Shore Community (ENSC) Mass Choir consists of adult singers from various churches throughout the North Shore community who celebrate through the rich tradition of African American religious music, ranging from inspirational spirituals to contemporary gospel tunes.

Public Notes

Auditions are held on Friday Nights from 6:30-7:00PM
Choir rehearsal held bi-weekly on Friday from 7:30-9:30PM

Organization Name
Contact Person
Rev. Patricia A. Efiom (Ebenezer AME Church) or Pastor Clifford Wilson (Mt. Pisgah Ministry)
Phone Number
847-328-1707 (Rev. Efiom) or 847-328-6808 (Pastor Wilson)
Description

Evanston faith leaders and City officials encourage residents to claim ownership of their home, block and community by adhering to the “Evanston Own It” proclamation, which acknowledges that every resident deserves to live in a safe, caring community and take ownership of everything that happens throughout the city despite where they live.

As a part of its commitment, Evanston’s faith-based community will offer support and pledge to work with residents to achieve an “own it” spirit, in addition to spreading the ideology that what happens to one person in Evanston happens to all.

For a list of upcoming events, visit http://cityofevanston.org/evanston-own-it.

Public Notes

Participating faith organizations include:
• Bethel AME Church
• Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church
• Ebenezer AME Church
• Faith Temple Church of God in Christ
• First Church of God Christian Life Center
• Fisher Memorial AME Zion Church
• Friendship Baptist Church
• Mount Pisgah Ministry
• Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
• New Beginnings North Shore Church
• New Hope CME Church
• Second Baptist Church
• Sherman United Methodist Church
• Springfield Baptist Church

Address
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8621
Fax
847-866-0319
Parent Organization
Description

Students in grades 7-12 write, perform and film book reviews for cable TV, and help plan the following: the Teen Summer Reading Game, book discussion groups, recommended reading lists, collection development, an anime/manga club, reader’s theatre and service projects. Members also meet with library staff and board members to plan teen services. New members are welcome.

Public Notes

The Teen Advisory Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6pm – 7pm.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 6476, Evanston, IL
60204-6476
Contact Person
Keya Graves
Phone Number
847-563-8428/312-685-0482
Description

Member of the Pop Warner Football organization, open to all players, ages 5-14 and girls, ages 5-14, interested in Cheerleading. Instructional levels: Tiny Mite, ages 5-7, Mighty Mite, ages,7-9. Competetive levels: division 3, ages 8-14. No tryouts required; mandatory play strictly enforced. Registration fee. Academic standards must be maintained in order to participate.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evanston-Youth-Athletics-Association/100494796698473

Address
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-4311
Fax
847-448-8051
Description

The Evanston Recreation Division’s summer leagues are Women 14″, Coed 14″ mushball and Men’s 12″. Registration for the summer leagues begins in February. Fall leagues are Coed 14″ mushball and Men’s 12″. Registration for the fall leagues begins in mid-July. Online registration available.

Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 325, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Blair Garber
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-220-4859
Parent Organization
Description

The Evanston GOP is the official representative of the Republican Party for Evanston Township.

Address
Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL
60093
Contact Person
Frances Gillan
Categories
Description

Meets on Fridays, September through June from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Organization Name
Contact Person
Meredith Wine
Phone Number
847-492-1778
Description

Snowflake is a a fun-filled evening of large and small group activities for middle school students focusing on developing life skills to lead healthy lives. Snowflake is held once a year in Evanston at one of the five District Middle Schools.  It is on a Friday night, starting after school and lasting until about 10 pm.  Transportation is provided to the event from all the middle schools.

Public Notes

Co-sponsored by Peer Services, the Evanston Substance Abuse Council and School District 65.
Open to all Evanston residents in 6th-8th grade

Organization Name
Contact Person
Wendy Pollock
Phone Number
847-866-6248
Parent Organization
Description

Group is committed to caring for Evanston’s trees by raising awareness of the value of Evanston’s urban forest and promoting best practices in tree care among residents, local businesses and organizations. Organizes work days, family events and activities; offers classes in tree care at the Levy Center.
Meet regularly on the third Wednesday of the month at the Evanston Ecology Center; welcomes anyone who’s interested in getting involved.

Address
1800 Dempster, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Cindy Jevon, President
Description

A nonprofit, officially founded in 2010, to support and promote the community and improve local commerce on Evanston’s west side. The area served falls between Wesley Avenue (east) to Hartrey Avenue (west) and Greenwood Street (north) to Lee Street (south).

Address
Canal Shores Golf Course
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Kate Spector
Phone Number
847-869-4218
Description

Plays 12 holes of golf, on Wednesdays, May-September 2020 at Canal Shores Golf Course,1031 Central Street, Evanston. Tee times begin at 8AM. Open to women players from neighboring communities. Potential members are encouraged to play the course to establish a handicap.

Address
225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Lori Osborne, Project Coordinator
Phone Number
847-475-3410
Parent Organization
Description

The Evanston Women’s History Project (EWHP) is a collaborative community effort begun in 2007 to document and celebrate women and women’s organizations that have made significant contributions to Evanston history.
EWHP Database provides basic biographical and historical information, details about the significance of many women and women’s organizations, and resources for researchers. It is an ongoing project.

Address
1801 Crain St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Gay Riseborough
Description

EWSP will gift to the City of Evanston a sculpture depicting a young suffragist with her bicycle,
honoring early Evanston women leaders and inspiring the City’s next generation.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 6322, Evanston, IL
60204
Phone Number
224-999-0201
Description

Diverse mix of writers from beginners to experienced professionals who publish in a variety of genres. Mission is to “help writers achieve their goals through education, support and friendship.” Meetings are held at Barnes & Noble, Evanston.

Address
1701 Main St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Del Morris, EYHA Hockey Director
Phone Number
847 894 1521
Description

Provides Evanston youth 4 to 18 with a program of organized and supervised ice hockey at all levels of skill; house and travel teams; weekly practice and/or game sessions scheduled in September; practices and games at Robert Crown Community Center.

Address
2010 Dewey Avenue, Suite 302A, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dr. Michael C. R. Nabors, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-0038
Fax
847-663-5318
Parent Organization
Description

The Evanston/North Shore Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1915. Its primary focus is the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans and other minorities.

See website for meeting information.

Address
2010 Dewey Avenue
Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Colette Allen, Center Director, Evanston
Phone Number
847-475-7570
Fax
847-475-7590
Parent Organization
Description

Offers family support programs, literacy programs and parenting programs, as well as vocational, health and social programs for pre-teens, teens and teen parents, and their adult families.
Family Advocacy Center provides comprehensive services and resources for families in need and specialized services are available for those families who are currently involved with DCFS and other child welfare agencies. Contact Vanessa Allen-Graves, 847-475-7570 x15.

Organization Name
Address
Family Matters, 7731 N. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Kim DeLong
Phone Number
773-465-6011 x 110
Fax
773-465-6425
Description

A family-centered organization in the North of Howard neighborhood that seeks to build and strengthen the community through programs that support personal growth and leadership.

Programs:
Family Connections– after-school program, ages 5-12
Teen Boys and Teen Girls– Brothers of New Directions (BOND) (high school) and Brothers on the Move (BOM) (middle school), Sisters of Strength (14-19) and Sisters of Unity (11-13)
Evening Tutoring is available.

 

Address
PO Box 5612, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-840-6565
Fax
847-328-9012
Categories
Description

Sponsors youth basketball league for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Focus is on providing African-American youth with positive role models, teaching good sportsmanship, team play and value of education. The twenty-four team league consists of fourteen boys teams, eight girls teams and two cheerleading squads.

Address
1904 Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Hecky Powell
Phone Number
847-859-2605
Fax
847-492-1004
Description

Established in March 1994, the mission of the Forrest E. Powell Foundation is to help people work to achieve their dreams. It supports hard-working individuals who wish to succeed through commitment and proper training. Awards scholarship to deserving individuals entering trade schools, or participating in vocational education and training programs. Also awards the Brendan Hedges Memorial Music Scholarship to deserving individuals pursuing a music career.
Annually, recognizes one person in the community who has demonstrated a commitment to family and community through hard work with the Annual Work Ethic Award.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
P.O. Box 750, Evanston, Illinois
60204
Phone Number
847-637-7193
Fax
847-859-5879
Description

Independent, not-for-profit volunteer organization created by civic leaders to support the District 65 school district. Solicits donations from public and private sources to support and promote educational programs and services for District 65 students. Funded programs are intended to make an impact on narrowing the achievement gap, improving literacy skills and increasing students’ awareness and interest in the arts.

Contact Person
President—Susan Cooney
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-9448
Description

Four Seasons Garden Club was started in the early 1950’s and was formally organized in 1957, the members have a wide range of interests in community beautification projects. The club meets every month usually in a member’s home for lunch and a program. The subjects include study of horticulture, flower arranging and planning of beautification or education projects for the community. The members work together to designing, plant and maintaining public gardens. They are active in the Garden Clubs of IL., the Central Region and the National Garden Clubs.
The ongoing Civic projects include the gardens in Patriots’ Park where they installed the Blue Star Marker helped to refurbish the DAR flag pole, installed two benches in memory of members and civic leaders and all the garden beds in the park as well as three trees and several evergreens. The McCulloch Wildflower Garden just had a sign installed to help all identify the special flowers there this has been a project for many years. The city parks are dear to the members they work closely with the city’s parks department.

Address
1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Phone Number
847-328-7500
Description

Maintains Frances E. Willard Memorial Library and the Frances E. Willard House, a national historical landmark built in 1865. Commemorates the life and deeds of Frances E. Willard, an influential figure who fought for women’s rights and temperance.

Offers programs on the life and legacy of Miss Willard; maintains a speaker’s bureau

The Frances Willard House is open Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tours generally last forty-five minutes.

The Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives is open by appointment only for research requests and information. The library’s holdings include Frances Willard’s personal papers and the organizational records of the WCTU. Call 847-328-7500 or email info@franceswillardhouse.org for more information and appointments.

Address
2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Frank Jefferis, President
Description

Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets (a 501c3 organization) educates the public
about the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown foods, and advocates greater access
to healthy food for all community members, regardless of means.

Contact Person
Marlene DiBrito, President
Parent Organization
Description

Nonprofit organization that promotes cultural understanding via week long home stays and international exchange programs.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Fern Allison
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-370-2293
Description

Founded in 1915, club members maintain the Shakespeare Garden on the Northwestern University campus, Butterfly Garden and Wildflower Garden at Grosse Pointe Lighthouse Park. Supports and participates in many other community projects.

Address
650 N. Lakeview Pkwy., Vernon Hills, IL
60061-8116
Contact Person
Nancy Armstrong, Regional Community Director
Phone Number
847-573-0500, 224 207-9235
Fax
847-573-0400
Parent Organization
Description

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization. Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.

Website Address
Address
1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 3000, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-786-5716
Description

Founded by students in 2006, the GlobeMed network engages over 2,000 undergraduates at 60 university-based chapters throughout the United States.

Each chapter is partnered one-to-one with a grassroots health organization in Africa, Asia, or the Americas. Through their involvement, our students and partners commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

Address
Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Activity club for senior citizens. Meets Fridays at 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Address
840 Dodge Ave, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.864.3721
Description

North Shore Senior Center’s Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program, which is operated and overseen by staff in our Niles Senior & Family Services Office, provides information and assistance for older adults who are raising young children.

Through this program, seniors can receive emotional support, parenting education, respite and financial counseling/assistance while they navigate the challenges of raising their grandchildren.

Participants meet monthly at the Levy Senior Center in Evanston. The meetings include a healthy meal and separate activities for the grandchildren, whose parents are absent for many reasons, including incarceration, addiction and mental health issues.

Case managers on staff at North Shore Senior Center’s Niles Senior & Family Services Office act as program facilitators. Guest speakers are often invited to address such topics as discipline, promoting educational achievement, teen dating and understanding social media.

Address
Family Focus, 2010 Dewey 3rd Floor, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Marie Toussaint, President of the Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti
Phone Number
847-530-0851
Description

The mission of the group is to strengthen and organize members and friends of the Haitian community to make positive contributions towards the creation of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Haiti. Conducts Haiti relief efforts.  Haitian Congress PAC works towards a fully integrated partnership between Haitians within Haiti and those who are citizens of other countries. This partnership is a vital link to the sustainable development of Haiti.

Organization Name
Address
1000 Elm Street, Glenview, IL
60025
Contact Email
Phone Number
224-406-5045
Description

Hands of Peace empowers American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth to become agents of change.

Address
216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 700 Chicago IL
60606
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-357-4666
Fax
312-855-3291
Categories
Description

Assistance with U.S. citizenship, family member immigration, refugee and resettlement services.
Citizenship Preparation Programs.
North Suburban Office: 5150 W Golf Rd, Skokie, IL 60077, 847-568-5200
.

Contact Person
Marcia Sadler, Kay Hamel
Phone Number
847-676-9659 (Marcia), 847-677-6259 (Kay)
Categories
Description

Established in 1951, the club is one of the oldest in the area. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month, September through June in members’ homes. Members maintain several small gardens in Evanston. The only requirements for membership are enthusiasm and time to help with projects.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2125 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL
60647
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-278-4446
Fax
773-278-3840
Categories
Description

I-GO is a not-for-profit car sharing service organization with several parking locations in Evanston. Offers rate plan choices for individuals and businesses.

Contact Person
Mark Luscombe, President
Phone Number
312-280-0110
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

Co-sponsors regular bird walks with the Lincoln Park Zoo and participates in the National Butterfly Count with North Park Village Nature Center and Spring and Winter Bird Census Counts as well as other local projects. Bird watching field trips. Meets on the second Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m., at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

The Fort Dearborn Chapter is not affiliated with the National Audubon Society.

Website Address
Address
55 E Jackson Blvd #2075, Chicago, IL
60604
Contact Person
Lawrence Benito, Chief Executive Officer
Contact Email
Phone Number
312- 332-7360
Description

Educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.
Immigrant Family Resource Program Contact List.

Website Address
Address
Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association, 20 Danada Square West, Suite 289, Wheaton, IL 60189
60189
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-909-5940
Fax
866-941- 4544
Description

Non-profit organization which promotes and educates girls in the skill, knowledge, sportsmanship, and love of the sport of lacrosse. It was created to offer all girls the opportunity to learn and play lacrosse through its leagues, camps, and clinics in many communities throughout Chicagoland.

Website Address
Address
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501, Springfield, IL 62701
62701
Contact Person
Ann Ford, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
(800) 587-1227 or (217) 525-1308. Both numbers are TTY compatible.
Fax
(217) 525-1312
Description

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living is the statewide association representing the 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues, services and legislation most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.

Website Address
Address
28 East Jackson Building, Suite 1020 #W686, Chicago, IL
60604
Phone Number
800-804-4962
Description

IWOC is a nonprofit professional association of freelance writers and editors who work primarily throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. It provides educational and social programs, Writers’ Line (a job-posting service), a monthly newsletter, networking opportunities, and many other benefits to meet the needs of its members.

Address
2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston
60201
Phone Number
847-864-7238
Description

The Evanston Ecology Center’s Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday, December 3, 2016 through April 29, 2017, except for December 24 and 31.

Location:  2024 McCormick Blvd., Evanston (Intersection of McCormick Blvd. and Bridge St.)

Parking: Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Ecology Center, accessible via McCormick Blvd. Parking will not be permitted in the Ecology Center Circle Drive.

Address
P.O. Box 1414, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Sue Murphy, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-1150
Description

An organization that links members of over 50 Evanston religious organizations and facilitates cooperative work for the hungry and homeless, interfaith dialogue and community building. Outreach projects include soup kitchens, warming centers and the Hospitality Center for the Homeless. Annual Vision-Keeper Dinner for members. Sponsors annual Evanston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at various houses of worship.

Warming Centers are located in the facilities of member houses of worship and are staffed by volunteers. The Centers open in November and continue through March.
Hospitality Center for the Homeless located at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, offers social services and referrals weekdays from 7-11 am.
Producemobile provides distribution of free produce on the second Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:30 am. at Robert Crown Center.
Soup Kitchens are run by teams of volunteers in several locations.
Overnight Emergency Shelter: The Emergency Overnight Shelter is open every
night from mid November through March, at 6 different faith communities,
from 9pm to 7am.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Eileen O’Farrell Smith, Director
Phone Number
773-325-9388
Description

Resource center providing educational support, mentoring, community, and formation for interfaith and interchurch families, and the clergy and religious communities that serve them.

Special community offered include: Hebrew Naming and Baptism for children, “Under 5’s” for parents of young children to share examples and be role models, The Union School for children
beginning in Kindergarten (Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:45am), and interfaith masses, Shabbats, and weddings.

Address
1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-8260
Description

A Christian campus mission, with six different chapters geared toward different groups on the Northwestern campus.

Address
2906 Central St, PO Box 206, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
312-409-4845
Description

A predominantly Jewish organization advocating for a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Organizes monthly vigils around the Chicago area, provides speakers on Israeli-Palestinian issues.
Facebook Page

Description

The mission of Joining Forces for Affordable Housing is to advocate for affordable housing solutions by partnering with organizations that support people in need in North Suburban Cook County.
– We engage human services agencies and other organizations that serve people in need to mobilize their constituents to take action.
– We build on research and advocacy efforts that already exist—helping to expand their reach and their impact through our membership.
– We provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to learn about affordable housing and participate in advocacy at multiple levels.
– We seek to build awareness and support for affordable housing to pave the way for change.

Website Address
Address
620 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 209, Winnetka, Illinois
60093
Phone Number
847-441-0995
Fax
847-441-6423
Parent Organization
Description

An organization that reaches out to women of all ages and backgrounds who want to volunteer their services, meet other like minded women, and learn more about the non-profit sector. Operates Thrift House, a resale shop located at 920 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, which support a variety of community projects. A signature project is Fitting Futures. This project works to outfit women with the skills and apparel needed in today’s job market.

Organization Name
Address
A JUST HARVEST, 7649 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL. 60626, Northside P.O.W.E.R., 7659 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Christine Wellman, Office Manager, 773- 262-2297, christine@ajustharvest.org
Phone Number
773- 262-2297
Fax
773- 262-7872
Description

A Just Harvest’s Community Kitchen serves dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends and national holidays. The Producemobile stops on the third Monday of every month(except January)from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Northside P.O.W.E.R. works on issues that address the causes of hunger and poverty and recruits and trains community leaders.
Genesis Project seeks to create meaningful employment and economic opportunities for the community.

Public Notes

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 608033, Chicago, IL 60626

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
518 Davis, Suite 211, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Betsy Clarke
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-1567
Description

The Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) is a non-profit, statewide coalition of state and local organizations, advocacy groups, legal educators, practitioners, community service providers, and child advocates supported by private donations from foundations and individuals/entities.

JJI’s mission is to transform the juvenile justice system in Illinois by reducing reliance on confinement, enhancing fairness for all youth, and developing an adequate range of community-based resources.

Organization Name
Address
919 Monroe Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Ann Covode, President
Phone Number
847-475-8089
Description

KIDS Global Network, Inc. uses the arts to improve the physical, educational and social circumstances of disadvantaged children at home and abroad.

Connecting Continents is a project that aims to bring students from two elementary schools together in the United States and South Africa. 5th grade students at Oakton Elementary School in the Chicago area are corresponding with children of the same age at Manyeleti Primary School in Gothenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Through shared journals, letters, photos and video, these students are learning about the lives and culture of their pen pals.

Organization Name
Contact Person
John Mroczka, President
Description

Meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Saint Francis Hospital Conf Rm II,
355 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202.

Organization Name
Contact Person
James Wolinski
Phone Number
847-475-4544
Description

The Kiwanis Club of Evanston exists to serve the citizens of Evanston, through fund raising and volunteer activities that support service projects which provide for education, guidance, health and a safer environment. It is committed to improving the well being of the community and being a catalyst for enhancing fellowship and collaboration within the community.
Meets at Celtic Knot,626 Church Street, Evanston,
Meeting time/day: 12:00 PM 1st & 2nd & 4th & 5th TU

Contact Email
Phone Number
847-440-4977
Parent Organization
Description

International organization helps mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education and promotes a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Address
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL
60601-7296
Contact Person
Brian J. Richardson, Regional Director
Phone Number
312-663-4413
Fax
312-663-4307
Parent Organization
Description

Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
The Midwest Regional Office accepts Help Desk calls at any time during business hours (M-F 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.).Lambda Legal’s Help Desk staff respond directly to those who are seeking legal information and assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and HIV status.

Website Address
Address
2100 Ridge Ave., Room 102, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Catherine Whitcomb, President
Phone Number
847-866-7844
Parent Organization
Description

A nonpartisan political organization serving the Evanston community by: holding public meetings on current governmental issues, sponsorship of candidate debates, observing and reporting on Evanston governmental boards and commissions, providing opportunities for voter registration, acting on selected topics which the League has studied.

Members are women and men of every age, race, background and political perspective who believe that informed citizens are the key to effective government.

Website Address
Address
2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Catherine Whitcomb, President
Phone Number
847-866-7844
Parent Organization
Description

A nonpartisan political organization serving the Evanston community by: holding public meetings on current governmental issues, sponsorship of candidate debates, observing and reporting on Evanston governmental boards and commissions, providing opportunities for voter registration, acting on selected topics which the League has studied.

Members are women and men of every age, race, background and political perspective who believe that informed citizens are the key to effective government.

Website Address
Address
17 N. State St., Suite 900
Chicago IL
60602
Phone Number
312-427-8990
Fax
312-427-8419
Description

At Legal Council, our programs serve individuals and families facing barriers due to chronic, disabling, and stigmatizing health and social conditions. All of our work combines direct representation, education, and advocacy across the city, state, and nation.

Individual Legal Representation:  We provide free, expert legal assistance to low income individuals. We help clients with the following issues:

Child health | Confidentiality & testing | Debt collection | Discrimination | Education plans | Employment | Future planning | Health screenings | Immigration | Insurance | Lead poisoning | Public benefits and much more. Get help now.

EDUCATION AND TRAININGS
In addition to legal counsel and representation to clients in need, our multilingual staff offers free training, technical assistance, and educational programs to service providers, case managers, social workers, agency administrators, physicians, attorneys, educators, student groups, and members of the general public.

If you would like to request a training or technical assistance for your group (in English or Spanish), contact our main office at 312-427-8990 or submit a request. Our staff will be happy to work with you to develop tools that best meet the needs and interests of your group.

Public Notes

Formerly AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. 

Organization Name
Address
300 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Leslie Wilson
Phone Number
847- 448-8250
Fax
847-869-6183
Description

Variety of programs geared for ages 55 and over. Programs include health/exercise, dance, sports, arts, trips, and concerts.
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fitness Room For Levy Center members,hours are Mon.-Fri.,7am to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2pm. For non-members,hours are Mon.-Fri., 7am-9am and 5-9pm; Sat. and Sun.9am-2pm.

Contact Person
Gloria Wildenradt
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-2482
Description

Established in 1929 by a group of mothers from Lincolnwood School, today’s 30 club members come from all over Evanston and a few from nearby suburbs.
Sponsors Evanston Garden Fair, held annually in late May in Independence Park, 2000 Central St.(2 blocks west of Green Bay Road).
Fair offers a great selection of perennials and annuals, including shade-loving plants and native wildflowers, which grow very well in Evanston. Club members also will be available to answer plant and landscaping questions.
Proceeds from the Garden Fair are used to support the civic landscape and beautification projects that member garden clubs undertake throughout Evanston.
Questions about the Garden Fair? Call the Evanston Ecology Center at 847-448-8256

Organization Name
Contact Person
James P. Kiefer, President
Parent Organization
Description

Meets every 3rd Wednesday at 8pm at the Levy Center 300 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL.

Organization Name
Address
5940 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Karen Thomson
Phone Number
847-869-7323
Fax
847-869-7325
Description

Non-profit promotes literacy among young people through reading and poetry writing. Weekly book groups led by professionals provide a safe place where young people can develop literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills. Family Literacy programs inspire young parents to read to their children.

Sponsors training programs for schools, libraries, and agencies interested in developing book groups for young people.

Contact Person
Barbara Eckel, President
Phone Number
312-827-5673
Parent Organization
Description

Community-based group of opera lovers who meet to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, and each other’s company. In an environment dedicated to the art of opera, they learn about Lyric’s opera season and take advantage of numerous volunteer and leadership opportunities. Free ticket exchange among members.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1000 Grove St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sandra (Candy) Falcon for Men’s Residence
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-7400, ext. 214
Fax
847-475-7959
Description

Sports, fitness, and wellness programs for preschoolers through senior citizens. Offers daycare and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, tutoring, dance classes and music lessons, American Red Cross courses, swimming and a variety of sports programs. Active volunteer program.
Birthday party rentals.
Preschool/Daycare Child Care center, preschool music, swimming, kindergarten readiness
Youth/Teens trips, tutoring and mentoring, special programming
Summer Day Camps

Website Address
Address
2120 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL
60201-2282
Contact Person
Dr. Josefina Alvarez, Board President
Phone Number
847-328-6198
Fax
847-869-4701
Description

MHANS promotes mental wellness through education and advocacy. MHANS is an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA), the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. We raise awareness of mental health to reduce stigma, educate our community about mental wellness and in collaboration with others, advocate for mental health.

Organization Name
Address
1601 Payne Street, Unit B, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-9697
Categories
Description

Cooperative studio shared by 12 ceramic artists and potters open to public by appointment and during annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale early in December. Painters and glass artists are also welcome.

Studio features 24-hour access to studio space, a 40 cubic ft. gas kiln, three electric kilns, a spray booth, and a separate, well stocked glazing/chemical room. Rents start at $275 a month.

Address
3001 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Kathleen McDonald, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-1030
Fax
847-475-0911
Description

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of the few museums in the United States focused exclusively on the history, culture and arts of the Native people of the United States and Canada. It uses its collection of over 10,000 objects as well as temporary exhibits to tell the story and promote a deeper understanding of America’s native people. Membership and volunteer opportunities available.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10a.m. – 5p.m., Thursday 10a.m. to 8p.m., Sunday 12noon to 4p.m.
Closed: Mondays, and the following holidays – New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Weekend Crafts: Saturdays 11:00am – 12:00pm, Sundays 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

Address
355 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
773.665.3605
Parent Organization
Description

Are you a new mother looking for additional emotional support? Do you have questions about your baby’s development? Join the Mom Network, a weekly support group for new mothers that provides parenting support and information. Topics covered in the weekly meetings are determined by participants and typically include “the baby blues,” fatigue, feeding issues and more. Free to attend; maximum of 20 attendees. For more information and to register, please call 773.665.3605.

Public Notes

Created in November 2011 through the combination of 2 nonprofit Catholic health systems, Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care, Presence Health is now the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois.

Organization Name
Description

Moms support group for mothers of twins, triplets and other multiples, located in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Meet monthly on the first Wed. evening in members’ homes. Semi-annual resale occurs in the Fall and Spring, usually in September/October and March/April at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 6471, Evanston, IL
60204-6471
Contact Person
Cathy Key-Payne and Wendy Weaver, Co-Founders
Description

Non-profit community group’s mission is to improve the quality of life for African American males in the Evanston Community by strengthening family structure, improving the social economic, spiritual and educational conditions that affect the African American male. The outcome would be an end of the killing, violence and incarceration among young African American males in the Evanston Community.
Mentoring Programs and Healing Hearts, a bereavement support group.

Organization Name
Address
2000 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Description

MOSAIC (Members Of Society Acting In Cooperation) is a 13-member housing cooperative in Evanston, IL consisting largely of students, though non-students are also welcome. Through cooperative action, MOSAIC seeks to develop a diverse, inclusive community which inspires and empowers creative, conscious, sustainable living.

Organization Name
Address
225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-3410
Fax
(847) 475-3599
Parent Organization
Description

Since its inception, the Evanston History Center’s house walk has embodied the best of history and architecture. Your support of the house walk benefits the Evanston History Center’s programs and the preservation of Evanston’s history.

Sponsored by the Evanston History Center

Organization Name
Address
Music Administration Building, Room 109
Contact Person
Natasha Lyashenko
Description

Sing a variety of classical and ethnic music from America and around the world while improving your singing voice. Special performances in winter and spring. Rehearsals start first week of teach new quarter (see calendar for specific days). All singers are welcome.
Tuition: $80 per quarter
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Address
Multicultural Center, 1936 Sheridan Rd. Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Email
Description

Increase awareness of Islamic culture at NU and to provide an Islamic environment for Muslim students. Organizes activities for Muslim students, Islamic Awareness Week, philanthropy food drives, Ramadan dinners, and tutoring. Primary motive is to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: community, equality, justice, mercy, compassion, and peace.

Website Address
Contact Person
Heather E. Ash, President
Contact Email
Parent Organization
Description

Our chapter encompasses thirteen states and is dedicated to the continuing support, promotion, and education of those interested in the mystery/crime genres. Chapter meetings and events are held September – May throughout Chicagoland and in other cities within our membership regions. Nonmembers are welcome to attend chapter meetings, and writers of all genres can find a community of authors from aspiring to best-selling among our ranks.

Address
208 S. La Salle Street, Suite 1300 , Chicago IL
60604
Phone Number
(312) 660-1370
Description

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
NIJC provides pro bono legal services to these groups and advocates for policy reform and broad-based systemic change.  Representation is limited to low-income immigrants.

NIJC provides free legal information at Chicago Immigration Court Helpdesk Monday-Thursday. (525 W Van Buren St #500, Chicago, IL 60607).  Group Information Sessions take place in the waiting area of the Chicago Immigration Court on Monday through Thursday at 8:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m. Individual Information Sessions take place in the pro bono room at the Chicago Immigration Court on Monday through Thursday at 9-11:45 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.

Languages: Spanish and French (Español, Français)
Detained Adults: Call on Tuesdays from 11am – 2pm CT
Telephone for detainees: 312-583-9721, Telephone for family members calling about a detainee: 773-672-6599
LGBT Individuals (detained and non-detained): Call on Wednesdays or Fridays from 10am – 12pm CT Telephone: 773-672-6551
Detention facility speed dial code: 565

 

Address
2534 Essex Drive Northbrook, IL
60062
Contact Email
Phone Number
(312) 933-0655
Description

Dedicated to furthering feminist causes for local women including issues of employment, sexual harassment, pay equity, reproductive choice, sexual violence, and educational issues. Community outreach, political activities and volunteering. Monthly meetings.

Public Notes

NW Suburban NOW and Evanston/North Shore NOW have recently merged.

Website Address
Address
633 Forest Avenue, Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Joan Smutney
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-256-1220
Fax
847-256-7605
Parent Organization
Description

Assists and encourages talented young people in creative and performing arts. Offers awards in art, dance, drama, literature and music.

Contact Person
Mark Kater
Phone Number
847-530-6361
Description

We meet at the North Park Village Nature Center, 5801 N Pulaski, Chicago on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We meet at 7:30 and tell at 8 pm.

For more information on storytelling organizations in Illinois, visit http://www.storytelling.org

Organization Name
Description

Neighbors for Peace is an independent organization consisting of individuals dedicated to promoting peace around the world. Sponsors films, speakers and discussions on peace and international relations. Weekly meetings on Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

Address
P.O. Box 722 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Litrea Hunter, Supervisor
Phone Number
847-494-7131
Description

Award winning youth gospel choir, for children 8-18. Performs throughout the Chicago area. Call 847-494-7131 to arrange an audition or for bookings.

Organization Name
Address
513 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois
60202
Phone Number
(847) 328-1181
Description

Neighborhood block club

Organization Name
Contact Person
Lydia Morrissey, President
Contact Email
Description

The North End Mothers’ Club, founded in 1911, supports educational, charitable, civic, health and welfare activities in Evanston and organizations dedicated to these purposes. Members are women from all over Evanston. The Club provides three scholarships to seniors graduating from Evanston Township High School: The NEMC Senior Girl’s Award, the Nursing Scholarship and the Joanne Murphy Trautwein Music Award.
The primary fund raiser for the Club is the Fortnightly Dance Classes open to all Evanston 6th and 7th graders.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Barry Kafka
Description

Friendly, informal social reading group with a diverse membership. Reads contemporary literary fiction, usually literary prize winners, in the 300-page range. Normally, meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Panera Bread, 1700 Sherman Avenue in Evanston. New members arre welcome and can RSVP by email.

Contact Person
Harvey Treger
Phone Number
847-864-2288
Description

The North Shore Chamber Orchestra Society is a group of non-professional, volunteer musicians whose mission is to perform music concerts and programs of music education for the public. Concerts take place at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201

Website Address
Description

The North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice (NSCPJ) is an alliance of organizations and individuals from Chicago and near north suburbs, united in support of an end to war and in the use of nonviolent methods of social change.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Bob Sullivan
Contact Email
Description

New group of beginning and advanced ukulele players from the Chicago area. Monthly meetings are on the first Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library. Each meeting will consist of learning a topic facilitated by one of the members, playing session and occasional guest speakers.

Address
1603 Orrington, Suite 900, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Patricia Widmayer
Phone Number
847-467-5445
Fax
847-467-6100
Description

NSHEC is an association of Chicago-area institutions working to improve and expand access to secondary and post-secondary education.

Address
708 South Boulevard, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Monica Sageman
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-609-2231
Description

NCJC is a warm and open community that shares and teaches Jewish culture and traditions through a secular perspective. Jewish Cultural Sunday School for grades K-7, Social and Religious Holiday Celebrations, community gatherings, teen and adult programs.

Organization Name
Address
2005 Orrington, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Bob Atkins, President
Phone Number
(847) 869-1208
Description

Neighborhood club for those living near Northwestern University.

Address
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL Mailing: 2407 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208
60208
Contact Person
Ryan Coleman
Phone Number
847-491-7152
Fax
847-467-1406
Description

Wildcat Camp has been a Northwestern tradition since 1939. Wildcat camp offers multi-sport day camps emphasizing skills, fun and fitness. Program serves girls and boys currently attending 1st through 5th grade.

Website Address
Address
3411 W Diversey Avenue, #13, Chicago IL
60647
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-342-7650
Fax
Call first.
Description

Nuclear Energy Information Service is a non-profit organization committed to ending nuclear power through educating and organizing the public and advocating sustainable and ecologically sound energy alternatives.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1601 Payne St., Unit C, Evanston, IL
60201-2232
Contact Person
Nell Funk, Owner/Chef
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-570-4140
Description

Everyone seems to be passionate about food these days – whether they are cooking it at home, producing it for sale, or just eating it! At NWC Food Incubator (formerly Now We’re Cookin’), a full-service entrepreneurial culinary space in Evanston, Illinois, we believe in enabling as many facets of this fascinating food world as possible in one facility. As the owner, I invite you to contact us – or more importantly – come cook with us!

Address
7701 N. Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
Mailing: Alliance for Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 367 Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
847-982-9888
Fax
847-635-1448
Description

The Emeritus Program offers residents a variety of noncredit
classes geared to the needs of “the student that wasn’t born
yesterday!”, including intellectually engaging experiences with expert
speakers and lecturers for the 55+ student.

The program includes weekly lectures in a variety of topics relevant to
our senior population. These programs are offered both at the Des
Plaines and Ray Hartstein campuses and also at a number of off-site
locations in the Oakton Community College district.

Oakton’s highly regarded instructors and speakers are experts in their
respective fields and present lectures giving seasoned students the
opportunity to share valuable learning experiences with their peers in
areas such as Art, Cinematic Arts, Current Events, Health and Fitness,
History and Philosophy, Humanities, and Literature.

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.

Organization Name
Address
9239 Lowell Ave, Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Person
Jerry Murphy
Phone Number
847-791-8112
Description

Summer sports camp offering instruction tailored to children 5-14 and ability levels. Meets at St. Athanasius School, Lincoln and Ashland, Evanston
Lady Olympians for Girls in Grades 3-8.
Rookies for Grades Kindergarten through 2nd, Boys & Girls.
Jr. Varsity Boys, grades 3-5.
Varsity for Grades 6th through 8th, Boys.

For schedule, see Camp For Champs.

Address
747 Custer Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
224-392-9467
Description

Promotes unity among the Latino community with a vision to integrate it with the cultural diversity of Evanston. Works to increase the participation of the Spanish speaking community in local government and school districts, and to serve as a liaison when language is a barrier in public institutions.

Address
1818 Dempster Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Julie Heegaard
Phone Number
847-491-1122 ext. 15
Description

The Center offers ongoing classes in meditation and White Tara, Medicine Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha and Avalokiteshvara practices, as well as Tibetan cultural programs.
Donations benefit Tibet Girls School which provides education to nomad girls.

Ösel Ling is a small, community-based Buddhist meditation center, formerly known as Tsogyaling Meditation Center. The center is often described as a peaceful, safe and compassionate place to come and explore the ancient practices of mindfulness meditation. Located at 1814 Dempster Street, meditation classes are held in the beautiful, newly-renovated Heartwood center just next door. Parking is also available, next to Ösel Ling, in the newly acquired parking lot.

Address
1840 Oak Avenue, Ste. 200 S Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Judy Mann, Director
Phone Number
847-492-8204
Fax
847-492-8405
Description

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a vibrant member-driven program of Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies serving over 1500 adults on the Evanston and Chicago campuses. Composed of seasoned learners from all walks of life, OLLI members pursue learning for pure pleasure: there are no tests and no grades. Members of our cooperative learning community generate an exciting and intellectually challenging curriculum of more than 100 study groups per semester. These study groups are small, two-hour, seminar-style discussions that occur weekly in the daytime. Study groups are proposed, designed, and facilitated by fellow members and cover a wide range of topics including civic engagement, contemporary issues, creative arts, history and government, literature, science and technology, and social sciences.

Organization Name
Description

An independent, non-sectarian, non-profit organization for parents with young children offering playgroups, lectures, a babysitting co-op, various social groups, a newsletter, and special events.

Also listed on Meetup.com

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 6335 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Rhonda Present
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-4838
Description

Organization supporting and advocating for Illinois working parents and grandparents.

Address
PFLAG Council of Northern Illinois, P.O. Box 734, Elmhurst, IL
60126
Phone Number
Helpline: 630-415-0622
Parent Organization
Description

PFLAG promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides an opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that respects human diversity.

The nearest PFLAG location to Evanston is Deerfield Chapter.
Chapter meetings held the second Thursday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at Congregation BJBE.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Dr. Audrey French
Phone Number
847-869-8814
Description

Purpose is to create safe, respectful cities by supporting the efforts of community members to promote respect and prevent violence. The goal is for Evanston to become a completely peaceable city by 2020.
With community partner organizations organizes the annual “Peaceable Cities Walk and Talk” held each September. This free walk through some of Evanston’s neighborhoods is characterized by some participants as “speed dating for the whole city” as participants are invited every ten minutes to change who they are walking and talking with, giving everyone an opportunity to know new people and new stories of other Evanston residents. Also working on the creation of a Peaceable City Index, a set of indicators collected annually that will help all in Evanston know if the city is moving toward its goal of becoming violence-free.

Address
1003 Dobson, Evanston, IL

60202-3816
Contact Person
Emily Guthrie, President
Phone Number
847-867-4826
Description

A nonprofit 501c3 citizen advocacy group dedicated to preserving the architectural and visual character of Evanston by raising public awareness and appreciation. Maintains a separate, but complimentary relationship with the Evanston Preservation Commission.

Board meets regularly.

Address
1000 Grove Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mallory Deprekel
Phone Number
847-475-7400 x221
Parent Organization
Description

Project SOAR is a one on one Mentoring Program that matches boys and girls ages 7-16 in need of emotional support and guidance with responsible adult role models who provide positive and stable relationships. The Mentor spends 3-4 hours per week with their mentee and there is a 1 year committment. Children are referred from schools, police department, other social agencies and the Y staff while the mentors are caring adults from the community and Northwestern University.
As mentors, adults are encouraged to be a friend and provide a stable, caring relationship with a younger person. Together they’ll also participate in group activities like bowling, skiing, camping, and sporting events.

Address
P.O. Box 626, Glenview, IL
60025-0626
Contact Person
John Diedrich, President
Phone Number
847-869-0900
Parent Organization
Description

Rebuilding Together’s mission is to rehabilitate and repair the homes of elderly, disabled or low-income people. Volunteers provide necessary repairs free of charge which may include home modifications, roofing, plumbing, and electrical repairs and/or improvements. National Rebuilding Day usually falls on the last Saturday of April.

Public Notes

1899 L Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington D.C. 20036

Organization Name
Address
The Recyclery Collective, 7628 N. Paulina, Chicago, Il
60626
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-5900
Description

The Recyclery Collective is an educational bike shop that promotes sustainability by giving access to tools, skills, and opportunities for collaboration. We envision a diverse, resilient neighborhood filled with knowledgeable, self-reliant cyclists.

We rely on volunteers to repair bikes, table events, and keep everything going! The best way to get started is join our Volunteer Orientation 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Please RSVP via volunteer@therecyclery.org.  No prior bike mechanic skills required!

Our Programs
Used Bike Sales: We sell used bikes at our shop on Saturdays, 10am –noon, and seasonally on Wednesdays, 6-8pm (April – Sept).
Classes: We teach bicycle maintenance through our introductory Tune-Up Class and our more advanced Overhaul Class.
Freecyclery: Volunteers fix bikes, which we then donate to those in need. Volunteer Hours are on Tuesdays, noon-5pm, and on Fridays, 5-8pm.
Open Shop: Use our tools to fix your own bike, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9pm, and Saturdays, 1-5pm,
Youth Programs: We teach youth bicycle maintenance, safe commuting skills, and environmental awareness. Youth Open Shop is held on Mondays, 4-6pm.

Organization Name
Address
The Poetry Forum, Inc. P.O. Box 591, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Helen Degen Cohen, Coordinator
Description

Poetry Forum for working poets and serious beginners who are ready to hear feedback on a specific poem. Hosts community poetry readings and workshops.
RHINO Poetry is an award-winning literary annual journal which invites traditional or experimental work for submission.

Meets on the fourth Sunday of every month (except August and December) at Evanston Public Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. It is free to the public, though a donation is encouraged. Bring 17 copies of a poem to be critiqued.
Monthly Open Mike readings at The Brothers K, 500 Main Street, 847-328-7940.

Organization Name
Address
908 Seward, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gary Rubin
Phone Number
773-608-3245
Fax
847-869-5667
Description

Evanston’s community concert band, composed of 35 music lovers ranging in age from 12 to 80 with a wide range of musical performance experience. Provides an easy-going, fun and supportive environment in which to play. All performances are free and open to the public. New members are welcome and auditions are not required.

Rehearsals are held most Tuesday evenings at the David Wood Field House in Kamen Park East, (South Boulevard and Barton Avenue), in South Evanston from 7:30 to 9:30PM.

Organization Name
Address
1999 Campus Dr.; Evanston IL
60208
Contact Person
Sandee Jain, Meghanna Shetty (Co-Presidents)
Phone Number
847-868-2204
Parent Organization
Description

The NU student Rotary Club

Rotaract emphasizes a strong commitment to promoting world understanding and peace through the development of leadership among those ages 18 – 30. Today, there are more than 8,000 Rotary-supported Rotaract clubs with more than 175,000 members in 164 countries around the world.

Public Notes

This NU club is committed to promoting world understanding and peace through young adult leadership development. A variety of projects and activities are organized that fall into three categories: professional development, leadership development, and service project development. NU Rotaract dedicates spring break to international service, connecting with Rotaract chapters abroad and working on a week-long project.

Organization Name
Address
One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Wally Bobkiewicz, President & Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-3000
Fax
847-328-8554 or 847-328-8281
Parent Organization
Description

As one of Evanston’s leading charitable and service organizations, the Rotary Club of Evanston has provided countless hours of volunteer service and significant monetary support for a variety of local causes since it was founded in 1920.

The Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization that provides monetary grants directly to local charitable organizations. In more than two decades of service to the community, the Charitable Fund has raised and distributed many thousands of dollars in Evanston.

An international service organization founded locally in 1905.

Public Notes

Meets every Thursday at 12:15pm at the North Shore Hotel, 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, (847) 864-6400

To learn more about membership, please contact Paul Larson at larsonpw@gmail.com, or call 847-475-1283.

Website Address
Address
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Steve Goranson, President; Bob Vernon (former Pres.)
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-5690
Parent Organization
Description

Meets every Tuesday morning, 7:15 a.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston for breakfast, club meeting and talk on topic of interest. Ongoing service projects improve and strengthen the Evanston community, international projects help those in need, other projects support youth, vocational training and leadership development.

Public Notes

The club, now about 80 members, was chartered with 25 members on 13 June 1985. We were the first breakfast Rotary club in the district.
Members are welcome to attend meetings at nearly 33,000 Rotary clubs in the world. Members and their families are invited to attend social functions including parties, picnics, theater nights, and other outings. Each year Evanston Lighthouse has been represented at the district conference and the international convention.
Responsibilities of membership include attending a minimum of 50% of club meetings, serving on club committees, and supporting club fundraising activities. Annual Dues are approximately $800 per year including the weekly breakfast.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 866-3000
Description

Rotary is made up of three parts: at the heart of Rotary are our clubs, that are supported by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.

Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs, campaigns, and initiatives.

The Rotary Foundation uses generous donations to fund projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities around the world. As a nonprofit, all of the Foundation’s funding comes from voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and friends who share our vision of a better world.

Together, Rotary clubs, Rotary International, and The Rotary Foundation work to make lasting improvements in our communities and around the world.

Public Notes

Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.

Website Address
Address
1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
866-976-8279, 847-866-3000 (?)
Fax
847-328-4101
Description

Founded in Evanston in 1905, the Rotary Club has grown to an organization of more than 1.2 million members. A re-creation of the first Rotary Club meeting place is on display as well as other historic items. It’ss international headquarters are in the One Rotary Center at 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston.

Public Notes

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A major focus is on polio vaccination and other development programs in Third world countries.

Address
2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston
60201
Contact Person
Stephanie Fine, SAGE Steering Committee member.
Phone Number
847-448-8256
Description

SAGE (Schools are Gardening in Evanston) is an outgrowth of the Dawes School Edible Garden Project which began in 2004. The gardening program now exists at several District 65 schools giving students the opportunity to plant, grow, harvest and eat fresh foods. Surplus food is donated to local food pantries. SAGE is overseen by the Evanston Environmental Association and the SAGE Steering Committee.
There are now 16 gardens in the Evanston school system.

Public Notes

The Evanston Environmental Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the long-term success of the Evanston Ecology Center and its staff in their efforts to provide quality environmental education to the surrounding community. The EEA also works with other local green organizations and undertakes selected projects to produce environmental benefits for Evanston and its residents.

Address
1403 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL Mailing: PO Box 171
60201
Contact Person
Latoya Johnson (Social Worker)
Phone Number
847- 866-9770
Fax
847- 866-9784
Parent Organization
Description

Offers a variety of social services targeted toward low income families and individuals.

Emergency Service Schedule: Food Pantry: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Utilities, Rental/Mortgage Assistance- By Appointment Only

Monday: Prayer Chain – 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer Meeting – 6:00 p.m. Bible Study – 6:30 p.m. Women’s Club- 7:30 p.m. Men’s Club – 7:30 p.m. Fellowship Meal

Counseling: Christian counseling, substance abuse counseling.
Food Assistance: Food vouchers (redeemable at Jewel on Chicago Avenue), canned goods and clothing vouchers for the needy.
Housing: Rent and utilities assistance (when funds are available).
After School Program:
For children ages 5 – 13, Monday – Friday between 3pm to 6pm. Transportation from Evanston schools,snack and homework assistance provided for a monthly fee. Extended care may be available.
Character Building Program:
Adventure Corps (boys ages 6-12),Sunbeams (girls 6-11),Girls Guards (girls 12-18) and Teen Reflection Cell Group (a drop-in time for teens 13-18). Meets Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Youth Music Program:
Activities for youth include Singing Company (ages 6-10),Junior Choir (ages 10-17),Junior Band (ages 13 and older) and Instructional Band (ages 6-15)
Summer Day Camp:
A day camp is offered for 8 weeks during the summer for children ages 5-12, between 7:30 am – 5:45pm, Monday through Friday.

Women’s Programs also available, including sewing and Zumba groups

Organization Name
Address
Science Cafe Evanston Northwestern Univ. , 633 Clark St. Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Suzanne Auburn, Coordinator
Phone Number
(847) 491-2902
Parent Organization
Description

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible to the non-scientific lay person – much more so than even a public lecture. It’s an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific ‘stuff’! No cover charge, EVER!

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION 6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

Organization Name
Address
1426 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Richard Steele
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-425-1748
Description

S A M is a non-sectarian social organization of men over 55 who are retired or semi-retired and wish to participate in a variety of activities with men of a similar age and situation.
Meetings are held primarily in Evanston, but membership is open to all.
Currently active groups are book, movie and general discussion groups, sports-themed and photography groups.  Open to suggested activities, topics and interests.

Public Notes

President: Rich Steele info@samgroupil.org
Secretary: Bob Moss bobmoss@samgroupil.org
Treasurer: Terry Michaels treasurer@samgroupil.org
Director: Karl Berolzheimer
Director: Mike Johnson

Organization Name
Address
SHAREcircle Angola University Project
726 Monroe Street, Evanston, IL
60202-2613
Contact Person
Guerra Freitas
Phone Number
847.491.0800, Ext. 106
Description

SHARE partners with Angolans to promote sustainable social and economic development in Angola through education, healthcare support, and employment services.

Angola Mailing Address
SHAREcircle
c/o Pastor Antunes Feliciano
Rua Artur Paiva
Caixa Postal #96
Kuito, Bié, Angola

Website Address
Contact Person
Hazel Ginsburg
Phone Number
773-549-3026
Description

Community drumming and dancing circle which holds monthly events in Evanston open to the public.Check website for upcoming events.

Public Notes

SHE DRUMS
IS AN ECLECTIC GROUP OF WOMEN
COMING TOGETHER
TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH THE POWER OF RHYTHM…
THE SAFE UNINHIBITED JOY OF COMMUNITY
BRINGS AN EASY COMFORT
THAT OPENS THE CHANNELS
TO CREATIVE EXPRESSION…
FROM THE NOVICE TO THE INITIATE
ALL WOMEN & DAUGHTERS (over 13) ARE WELCOME

Organization Name
Address
2110 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Father Kevin Feeney, Chaplain & Director
Phone Number
847-328-4648
Fax
847-328-4660
Description

Sheil Catholic Center is a faith community of students, faculty, staff, and associates who together offer a welcoming place for worship, celebration of sacraments, and pastoral care. The Center is a good place to study and socialize.

Business Office Hours:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Center & Chapel Hours:
The Paul V. Galvin Memorial Chapel at the Sheil Center and the Center itself is open 8:00am – 10:00pm during NU’s academic year.

Sunday Mass:
9:30am, 11:00 am, 5:00pm, 9:00pm
Nursery available in lower level at 9:30 and 11:00am.
Weekday Mass: Monday through Friday – 5:00 p.m.

Organization Name
Address
2214 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL
Mailing: P.O. Box 1894, Evanston, IL, 60204
60201
Contact Person
Chip Ratliff, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-7467
Description

Founded on June 6, 2002, Shorefront Legacy Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to recording, studying and preserving the experiences of African Americans living in Chicago’s North Shore communities, particularly Evanston, Glencoe and Lake Forest. Publishes Shorefront Online Journal.
The Legacy Center, a museum and research center, is open to the public for research initiatives, exhibits and various public programs.
Hours: Weekdays by appointment, Saturdays, 9 am.-2 pm.

Organization Name
Address
21950 N. Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, Illinois
60015
Contact Person
Dale A. Dellutri
Contact Email
Parent Organization
Description

Skokie Valley Astronomers is a club devoted to amateur astrononomy.The Skokie Valley Astronomers club is a member of The Astronomical League.

The Skokie Valley Astronomers club is a charter member of the Affiliates Program at the Adler Planetarium . Through this program, the Adler hopes to cultivate strong relationships with local astronomical societies and groups. Adler Affiliates receive museum benefits for their organizations and individual members in exchange for support of Adler priority projects, including membership, volunteers, public astronomical viewing, publicity, and community relations.
Membership form– http://skokievalleyastronomers.org/membership.htm

Group meets at 8 p.m. on the second Friday of every month at the Welcome Center of the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area in Deerfield, IL. All of the meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome.

Address
P.O. Box 5003, Evanston, IL
60204-5003
Description

Residents in southeast Evanston dedicated to preserving the essentially residential character of that area.

For over 50 years, SEA has played an integral role in our community by creating coalitions, engaging elected officials and attending council meetings to speak on behalf of SEA members and the citizens of our city.

Address
31 Wellington Ave, Mundelein, IL
60060
Contact Person
Lucia Norris, President
Phone Number
224-489-5121
Fax
224-778-5027
Description

SOUTHEAST EVANSTON PARENTS ASSOCIATION (SEPA) was founded in August 1996, by a group of mostly single low-income parents wanting to make a difference in their lives and lives of their children, and the Evanston community. This not for profit grassroots organization determined to challenge parents, schools and their local government.

Public Notes

Meets monthly. Southeast Evanston Parents Association (“SEPA) is a grassroots not for profit organization made up of adults concerned about families in the community. SEPA’s mission is to have the best housing, schools, recreation, childcare, and out of school activities for all students. SEPA’s purpose is to render aid to poor students, including supply of books and other materials. Additionally, SEPA plans to provide training and support for parents of students in the community to help the students thrive in school. This help will come in the form of training seminars to assist parents in becoming involved in their children’s education; in creating a conducive learning environment at home; training seminars to help parents learn how to help their children in their studies; and help to families to prevent any obstacles in the home that could deter from the child’s learning. .

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 2231 Northbrook, IL
60065-2231
Contact Person
Elise Larsen, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-564-7704
Fax
888-564-6021
Description

Provides youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and special needs a creative drama experience enabling personal growth while breaking down stereotypes related to disabilities. Special Gifts Theatre’s creative drama classes and theatre programs utilize the special skills of occupational, physical, recreational and speech therapists, as well as special education teachers and theatre arts professionals.

Organization Name
Address
3669 W Howard St, Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Person
Matt Ryan, Farm Manager