Education & Childcare

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center: 927 Noyes Street Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Virginia Nugent, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-328-2795
Fax
847-328-3495
Description

Classes in circus, aerial and theater arts: gymnastics, clowning, dance, drama, juggling, stage combat and magic for children and adults.
Produces original works, offers workshops, camps and classes throughout the year and provides event entertainment.

Organization Name
Address
Glenlake Professional Building, 3633 West Lake Avenue, Suite 200, Glenview, IL
60026
Contact Person
Carol Hynes, R.N. Clinical Coordinator
Phone Number
847-486-8692
Description

Private therapeutic day school designed as an alternative learning environment for adolescents ages 12-19.  The program is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for students with depression, emotional disorders, learning disabilities, and other health impairments that prevent academic achievement in a regular education environment.  Students are referred by public school districts who support the placement or are placed privately by their families.

Address
Alliance for Lifelong Learning Skokie Campus Office
7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room A120
Skokie, Illinois 60077

Alliance for Lifelong Learning Evanston Township High School Office (Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-9 pm September – May):
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.,
Evanston, IL 60204
Phone Number
847-982-9888
Fax
847-635-1448
Parent Organization
Description

Offers a variety of classes for adults and young adults: ESL, GED, Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education, career and certificate training, personal development, foreign language, life skills, dance, fitness, recreation, technical skills, and computing.
Arts classes include: painting, drawing, photography, and other crafts.

Classes held at several locations including Evanston Township High School.

Phone Number
847-604-3569
Description

Program of university-level noncredit courses taught by Northwestern faculty. The classes are open to everyone and available at a reasonable cost. Organized by volunteer Northwestern alumnae.

Address
1640 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Douglas Whitmore
Phone Number
847-425-1640
Description

The only privately-operated driving school in Evanston. It holds classes for up to 35 students each session.

Organization Name
Address
4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Person
Mark Wilson
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-983-9230
Description

Ongoing workshops and programs for Apple product users of all ages. Summer Apple Camp for kids ages 8-12, as well as Youth Workshops and Field Trips. For more information, visit the following webpages:

Schedule of Workshops and Events
Apple Youth Programs

Organization Name
Phone Number
1.800.467.0895
Description

Aristotle Peers hires high-achieving local high school and college students to tutor students in grades K-12. Students and clients apply online. Students and clients are matched and contacted by phone and e-mail. One to one, in-home tutoring sessions in any K-12 subject are offered as well as tutoring in hobbies, sports, music or a combination of academics and extracurricular activities.

Organization Name
Address
2200 Main Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Pam Staples
Phone Number
847-491-9650
Fax
847-491-9410
Description

Baby Toddler Nursery (BTN) is a NAEYC Accredited, full-day child care and early education program with a capacity of 70 children. As Illinois’ longest-running independently licensed infant toddler center, it offers subsidized, fee-based and Early Head Start programs for children ages six weeks to five years old.

Public Notes

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (Open during summer)

Organization Name
Address
201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Carly Andrews, Head of School or Denise Boswell, Assistant Head of School – Admissions & Enrollment Management
Phone Number
847-425-5800
Fax
847-425-5801
Description

An independent coeducational school, serving pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade children. Accredited members of the Independent School Association of Central States

Organization Name
Address
3333 Culver St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Cathy Kurtz, Program Director, or Lorie Donnelly
Phone Number
847-864-3215
Fax
847-864-8199
Description

Independent, nonprofit, early childhood school for children between the ages of 3 and 6, including Kindergarten/First grade Classroom. Program emphasizes visual arts and music, early literacy and differentiation. Full or part day, with extended care available.  Weekly summer camps for children between 3 and 6 years.

Organization Name
Address
1629 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Nakeia Wells, Center Director
Phone Number
847-491-9032
Fax
847-424-1242
Description

Early education and preschool for infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten prep. School’s OUT days and camps for school age children up to 10 years old. Open 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM.

Organization Name
Address
817 Dempster Street Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-4848 x221
Parent Organization
Description

The C.G. Jung Center provides a supportive environment for individuals seeking spiritual and psychological growth and well-being. The Center accomplishes its mission through the work of the Clinical Services, Public Classes and Programs, June Singer Clinic of Depth Psychology.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1400 Main St., Waltham, MA
02451
Contact Person
Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO
Contact Email
Phone Number
(781) 642-5900
Description

Care.com is a subscription service listing local child care, pet care, senior care, tutoring, private lessons, and housekeeping providers. Subscribers may search listings of babysitters, nannies, pet sitters and more. Care providers may also post services. Basic Members(nonpaying) will not be able to contact caregivers, request background checks, or review caregiver references.

Address
Archdioscese – 835 N Rush St, Chicago, IL
60611
Contact Person
Monsignor Michael M. Boland, Administrator and CEO
Phone Number
312-655-7700 (Catholic Charities) and 312-534-8200 (Archdiocese)
Parent Organization
Description

Oversees more than 150 programs in Cook and Lake counties, serving families and individuals of all ages. Service Programs. Evanston residents are not limited to, but may first contact  North Region, 1717 Rand Rd., Des Plaines, IL, 847-376-2121.

Website Address
Address
2010 Dewey Ave, Lower Level
60201
Contact Person
Terrie Campbell
Phone Number
(312) 782-CEDA (2332) or (312) 446-9228 (WIC)
Description

CEDA offers a variety of programs and services in the areas of community and economic development, education, emergency assistance, employment and training, energy conservation and services, health and nutrition, and housing.

The CEDA Regional Community Service Center in Evanston offers Family Support and Community Engagement (FSACE) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs.

Public Notes

Several programs for people in need, including housing and employment counseling, financial counseling, home repair services and registration for the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program which provides nutrition for pregnant women and children under 5.

Organization Name
Address
1926 Waukegan Rd., Suite 2, Glenview IL
60025
Contact Person
Joan Franlin Smutny, Director
Phone Number
847-901-0173
Fax
847-901-0179
Description

After school, weekend and some school day programs for gifted and talented children, pre-K through grade 12. Summer programs in several locations including Skokie and Glenview.

Address
1028 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8252
Description

Center offers many programs: after-school sports classes, girls’ youth basketball leagues, youth flag football leagues, preschool play groups, youth chess, adult/youth fencing, preschool development classes, youth gymnastics, adult/youth volleyball leagues, women’s basketball classes and more as well as summer day camps for school-aged youth and preschoolers.

Public Notes

Racquetball court and gymnasium rentals open to community, youth birthday party groups, etc.

Play-School Program: year-round classes for 2-year-olds with parents Mondays and Fridays, 3- and 4-year-olds Monday and Friday mornings/Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and 4- and 5-year-olds Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Contact Michelle Tompkins at 847-448-8681, mtompkins@cityofevanston.org

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.

Organization Name
Address
1418 Lake Street Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-492-1213
Fax
847-492-1235
Description

Part-day morning or afternoon, developmental, play-based, early childhood classes and programs for children ages 2-5 in an inclusive school community that welcomes children of all abilities and backgrounds. Dual language Spanish-English preschool class available for 3 year olds as well as a Parent/Child class taught in Spanish for native Spanish speakers. Extended day lunch, after-school program and a 6-week  program available.

Address
425 Dempster St, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Robyn McCloud-Springer, Head of School
Phone Number
847-864-2190
Fax
847-864-2206
Description

Preschool through 8th grade as well as a parent, infant and toddler program education. Accredited by the American Montessori Society and  Independent School Association of Central States.

Address
213 North Morgan Street, Suite 1A, Chicago, IL
60607
Phone Number
312-226-7776
Description

These non-contact camps teach athletic skills, football skills, and life skills to kids 6 to 14 years old. Camps are led by professional, college and high school football coaches with experience as educators.

Public Notes

Week-long camps are held at St. Joan of Arc School, 9245 Lawndale Avenue, Evanston, IL 60203-1509 and other Chicago and suburban locations.

Organization Name
Address
60610
Description

Online resource that lists events, classes, programs and other activities for Chicago area children and families. Use to find dance and art classes, coupons and deals, summer festivals, daycamps, sports and more.

Public Notes

Offers a Summer Camp Guide and Nanny and Babysitting Services.

Website Address
Address
1415 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL
60640
Contact Person
Allison Follmer
Phone Number
773-769-5500
Description

Chicago Methodist Senior Services provides a continuum of services and residences to support the needs of older adults at every step of life.

Wesley Place:  Short-term rehabilitation and Long-term skilled nursing
Call 7 days a week – (773) 769-5500
1415 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Hartwell Place:  Memory care assisted living
5520 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Covenant Home of Chicago:  Assisted/Supportive living
2720 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Computer Services:  Computer and digital skills classes
1415 W. Foster
Chicago, IL 60640

Winwood Apartments:  Affordable senior housing
1406 W. Winona St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Glenwood Apartments:  Affordable senior housing
5021-5027 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Address
1335 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Carol Teske, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-475-2661
Fax
847-475-2699
Description

Offers a wide range of programs (including Head Start/Early Head Start) designed for children 0-5 and their families, teachers and caregivers. Offers programs for children of all abilities, low income families and children at risk of not succeeding in school. Maintains a Guide to Early Childhood Resources in Evanston.

 

Organization Name
Address
1726 Dobson, Evanston, IL
60202
Description

The Chute Middle School PTA is a local unit of the Illinois PTA, working diligently to support public schools and to ensure that all students have equal opportunities and access to a quality education. We are a volunteer organization dedicated solely to the welfare of children and youth in the home, school, and community.

The Illinois PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization guided by an approved set of bylaws.

Address
2121 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021 or 1458 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201-3021
60201
Contact Person
Betty A. Bogg, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847- 475-7070
Fax
847-864-6558
Description

Connections for the Homeless serves and catalyzes our community to end homelessness, one person at a time.
Programs:

Prevention: Short-term financial assistance for individuals and families at-risk of losing their home.

Community & Shelter: Overnight shelter for male-identifying adults and access to comprehensive services. Site-based outreach services for people who are homeless to access basic necessities including showers, laundry, storage, food, clothing, and an on-site health clinic.

Housing: Transitional housing for youth and families experiencing housing insecurity. Permanent housing and rapid rehousing for individuals and families who are homeless. All participants have access to comprehensive services.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 606, Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Grandmaster Joe Connelly
Phone Number
847-568-0912
Description

Connelly’s Academy offers traditional martial arts training to children, teens and adults. Programs in Taekwon-do, Hapkido and Kumdo for all levels of ability including physically challenged individuals. The emphasis is on mutual support, development of skills and personal growth which benefit students by improving fitness, self-confidence, character and leadership. Summer half-day and full day camps are held at Baker School, 201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette,

Address
Illinois Community College Board
James R. Thompson Center
100 W Randolph St, Ste 2-010
Chicago, IL 60601
ATTN: Cook County High School Equivalency Records Office
60601
Phone Number
312-814-4488
Description

Register to take the GED test (application can be downloaded), get test dates and locations, or call to request transcripts.

Organization Name
Address
3637 Golf Road, Evanston, IL
60203
Contact Person
Tina Vanderwarker, Director
Phone Number
847-675-2993
Description

Private, non-sectarian, Evanston/ Skokie, IL-based developmental nursery school for ages 2-5. Provides experiences that match a child’s abilities emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively through a play-oriented approach.

Public Notes

Programs (Turtle Twos, 3-Day Threes, Multi-Age), with Extended Day opportunity for Multi-Age and Young Three’s students.
Summer Camp Covenant
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Organization Name
Address
7654 Tripp Ave. Skokie IL
60076
Contact Person
Linda Kusel
Phone Number
847-933-0672
Description

A progressive series of arts enrichment classes for children ages 6 months to 13 years. Classes for younger children include songs, dance, language activities, finger plays, large and small motor skill exercises, rhythm activities, puppetry, pantomime and group games. For 5-13 year olds, classes include dance, cooking, Chinese, and ballroom dance.
Summer programs offer a variety of arts and cooking themes with several attendance choices.
Offers custom children’s birthday parties.

Organization Name
Address
1223 Harvard Terrace, Evanston, Illinois
60202
Contact Person
Amy Jarjusey
Phone Number
847-271-0965
Parent Organization
Description

Cultural Care Au Pair’s childcare and cultural exchange program offers families affordable childcare. The organization coordinates live-in child care provided by an 18-26-year-old male or female from a foreign country. All au pairs are screened and must complete six credits of education at an accredited post-secondary institution during their program year. This program is regulated by the U.S. Department of State.

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 12, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Tiffany Rice
Phone Number
847-461-3233
Description

Non-profit created in memory of Dajae Coleman, an ETHS freshman, who was shot in Evanston in September 2012. DC3F offers programs that motivate the youth and instill positive values that help guide them such as homework help and tutoring to Evanston Pride Feeder Basketball Program participants.
The Dajae Coleman Achievement Award recognizes two Evanston Township High School freshman students, chosen by Humanities teachers, for their leadership capabilities and ability to honor the values articulated by Dajae’s life and ethics. Winners of the Award receive $1000 scholarships to be applied toward their post-secondary education.

Organization Name
Address
440 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
John Curnyn, President
Contact Email
Description

The Dawes PTA meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm. Childcare and Spanish translation are provided.

Organization Name
Address
1551 Wesley Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Stephanie Clemson, Diane Lequar, and Emilie Hogan (Co-Presidents)
Description

The Dewey School PTA supports many In School Programs and Before and After-School Programs for Dewey students. Join the PTA! Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Organization Name
Address
1500 McDaniel, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-424-2440
Fax
(847) 866-7263
Description

The Family Center has served Evanston and Skokie families since 1989 by providing family support, literacy and child development services. Program services currently include the Early Start program, Doorway to Learning Childcare Center, child development education services, parenting education and life skills workshops and classes (topics include health, safety, nutrition, discipline, etc.), support groups, parent/child interactive activities and groups, and adult education services (English as a Second Language and General Education Development).

Address
3701 West Davis Street, Skokie, Illinois
60076
Phone Number
847-859-8440
Fax
847-674-3926
Parent Organization
Description

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month. It is the mission of the Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies PTA to support our families and our school through volunteer activities and coordination of events that enrich the lives of our children and all students at the school.

Address
6067 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
60660
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-844-7357
Description

Helps employees improve their English communication skills and understanding of U.S. culture so that they excel in their professional and personal lives. Customizes on site ESL instruction programs for companies in Evanston, Skokie and Chicago.
Private lessons are also available, using a one on one assessment to determine areas where work is most needed.  A curriculum is individualized for each student.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Suite 213
927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mike O’Mara, Founder and Director
Phone Number
773.329.3308
Description

Holistic, team-centered approach to musical and theatrical education. Private lessons, ensembles, classes and original productions at every level involve and reflect the students’ interests. Programs offered include private lessons in several instruments, musical theatre ensembles for children K-3, 4-7 and gr. 8-12, a choir for young adults aged 13-19, Tween choir, and more. Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/etcmusicschool

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8260
Description

Hands-on, student-directed activities for children ages 6 to 15. Camps are offered during the summer and school holiday breaks. Most are held at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

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
2020 Asbury Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dave McGuire, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-2510
Fax
847-869-2513
Description

Community cable for the public, education, and government access channels in and for the city of Evanston.
Located in the Civic Center Service Building, one block West of Ridge Avenue at the end of Leon Street or 1 block East of Green Bay Road off Simpson.

Channel 6: Public access programming produced by community members who have learned how to make television at our facility.
Channel 16: Government access programming produced by the City of Evanston.
Channel 19: Educational access programming produced by Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

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.

Organization Name
Address
2120 Lincoln Evanston, IL 60201 (mail registration to Chicago address)
Mailing: 3234 North Southport. Chicago, IL 60657
60201
Contact Person
Alaina Murray
Phone Number
773-477-4488
Description

A Fairytale Ballet introduces children to dance, costumes, music and more. Classes blend dance, drama, music, costumes and storytelling. Week-long Fairytale Princess Camps throughout the summer.

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
Santiago Canez
Description

The Evanston Math Circle is a free program established through the joint efforts of Northwestern University and Evanston Township High School for students interested in learning about the creative side of mathematics. Each month a topic is explored through problem-solving. Students are exposed to concepts that are usually left out of a standard curriculum.

Organization Name
Address
1003 Dobson, Evanston IL
60202-3816
Contact Person
Emily Williams Guthrie, Director
Phone Number
(847) 866-6185
Description

EVANSTON SAFETY TOWN is a summer day camp program for 4-7 year olds. Established in 1977 by the Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs, the not-for-profit program teaches safety rules in a fun-filled setting. Safety rules are reinforced with practice on the child-size Safety Town that includes buildings, cars (big wheel bikes) and bicycles from home.

The Evanston Safety Town summer day camp is now taking registrations for 2021 campers ($130) and the teen volunteers ($5), but won’t collect fees until we know the camp can meet this summer. Information and registration at https://www.evanstonsafetytown.org/.

Public Notes

Teens entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades in the fall may volunteer as counselors. Registration info for campers and teen volunteers at www.evanstonsafetytown.org

Organization Name
Address
1234 Sherman Avenue, Suite 214 Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Steve Newman, Founder and Executive Director
Phone Number
(847) 866-0252
Description

Evanston Scholars is a non-profit organization that improves college access and success for a diverse group of ambitious, underserved Evanston students, starting with the college admissions process and continuing until graduation. The comprehensive, six-year program offers workshops, mentors, SAT/ACT prep, and college counseling to students lacking financial, academic, family and/or community resources.

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

Address
1600 Dodge Ave. Evanston, IL
60201-3449
Contact Person
Eric Witherspoon, Superintendent
Phone Number
(847) 424-7220
Description

 

Address
Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Nicole Parker
Phone Number
847-424-7117, ext. 8024
Address
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Nancy Fuller
Phone Number
(847) 424-7675
Fax
847-492-3872
Description

A developmental program concentrating on socialization and enrichment. High School students interact with children (under supervision of staff members) as part of child care classes.

Hours: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday – Friday

Address
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
PTSA President , Cherie Hansen
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-217-0296
Parent Organization
Description

The PTSA facilitates communication between school and home and provides volunteers and funds to support school services and programs. The PTSA Board sponsors meetings on topics of interest to parents, handles all-school mailings, hosts visits of college representatives, and appoints parents to serve on committees.
The PTSA also works on special projects such as After Midnight (the after-prom activity planned by parents for graduating seniors).
The PTSA works with other organizations at ETHS including the Boosters Club and the Parent Partnership Network (PPN).
Join the PTSA Online!

Address
1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston IL
60204
Phone Number
847-424-7370
Parent Organization
Description

ETHS Summer Sports Camps are designed to provide the student-athletes in our community with
a foundation of fundamental skills, knowledge, character and leadership development, and love
for athletics. Summer Sports Camps for ages 8 to 18.
ETHS continues to provide financial assistance, based on need, to campers living in School Distict 202

Contact Person
Kristin James , President
Description

The Evanston-Skokie Council of PTAs is an association of all PTA schools in the area served by school districts 65 and 202. Monthly meetings are open to all PTA members and their guests.

Address
Joseph E. Hill Education Center
1500 McDaniel Ave., Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Mary Brown, Interim Superintendent
Phone Number
847 859-8000 (General number)
Fax
847 859-8707
Description

K-8 School District serving students in the city of Evanston and in Skokie zip code 60203. Consists of eleven neighborhood k-6 grade schools, three middle schools, 2 magnet schools and three special services schools.

Organization Name
Address
Everybody Move, Inc.
725 Pine St.
Winnetka, IL
60093
Contact Person
Celeste Cifala Roy
Phone Number
773-426-0002
Description

Parents, caregivers and children, ages 6 months to 4 years, participate in an hour-long class of creative movement, singing and dancing. Early childhood movement and music program features autoharp, scarves, balls, hoops, stories, puppets, instruments, and free play.  See this link for classes.

Address
1840 Asbury Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Treana Monroe, Family Child Care Connections Manager
Phone Number
847-864-5610
Fax
847-869-2687
Categories
Description

Network of childcare homes located in Evanston and Skokie providing full-time as well as part-time options for childcare for infants and toddlers, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
All providers are licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

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.

Address
618 Library Place, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-733-4300 (extension 0 for general inquiries)
Fax
847-733-0390
Parent Organization
Description

A non-profit mental health system dedicated to strengthening and healing families, couples, children and adolescents, and individuals through a range of counseling and psychotherapy services. As an independent affiliate of Northwestern University, offers two Master’s degrees (Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy) and conducts ongoing clinical research.

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
1655 Foster St., Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-448-8254
Fax
847-328-2026
Description

A community recreation facility with programs for adults and children, including a fitness center, dance studio, regulation gymnasium, and auditorium space. Provides extensive after-school and summer programs for children, School Day Off programs and Senior Lunch, served every Wednesday.

Organization Name
Address
823 1/2 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
John Fonseca Owner and Chief Karate Instructor
Phone Number
847-866-0200
Fax
847-556-6551
Description

Offers adult, child and family classes in karate, judo, jiu jitsu and other martial arts. The curriculum and approach are designed to work with people at all levels of skill and fitness, from
beginners to advanced students, to reach their highest potential.

Organization Name
Address
Family Focus Community Center, 2010 Dewey Avenue, Evanston, Illinois
60201
Contact Person
Rebeca Mendoza
Phone Number
(847) 864-3360
Description

An afterschool reading and homework center for Evanston students (kindergarten through second grade), 3:00-6:00 every Monday through Friday. Summer Reading Program also available.

Students must register to use the center.

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.

Organization Name
Address
602 Davis Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jeremy Round, Owner & Ariel James, General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-859-2312
Fax
847-332-0349
Description

Gather is a drop-in art and playspace in downtown Evanston for parents and children through age 8.  Hours for open play are Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm, Sat and Sun 9am – 12pm. In addition, we have registered music and language classes during and after open play hours – Classes and events.  Parents with pre-walkers can relax in a private room with comfy couches, soft toys, books and puzzles and complimentary coffee, tea and water. Monthly guest artist exhibits featuring the work of Illinois artists. Pricing.  Available for private events.

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2020 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Kristina E. Johnsen, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-0702
Fax
847-905-0684
Description

Resource organization serving children, teens and young adults with autism. With offices in Park Ridge and Evanston, Have Dreams offers individualized after-school programs, vocational, life skills and transition to employment programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Our continuum of services support individuals from early childhood through adulthood, and offer a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum. Programs for children and teens include Special Olympics, Technology Club and a nationally recognized Film & Multimedia camp. Transition to adult services include Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University and Have Dreams Academy, as well as a variety of programs that focus on developing critical soft skills for employment, internship experiences and life skills. Have Dreams also provides best-practice autism training for professionals and individual, in-home and school consultative services.

After School and Weekend Programs
Vocational and Life Skills Program
Program and Services Overview

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2417 Prairie Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Nicole Marks
Contact Email
Parent Organization
Categories
Description

The Haven PTA offers outstanding programs and opportunities for the entire Haven community. Our goal is to support all students, families and staff.

For more information, visit https://www.havenpta.com/about

Contact Person
Lisa Weber, Spiritual Director
Phone Number
847-475-1500
Description

A family yoga studio offering a broad range of yoga styles: Anusara-Inspired, Asthanga, Hatha, Kundalini, Radiant Child and Vinyasa Flow, as well as providing opportunities for Energy Healing and meditation.

Public Notes

Classes for individuals, couples, parent & baby, parent & child, and teens.

Organization Name
Address
P O Box A3603 Chicago
60690
Contact Email
Phone Number
(312) 450-2906
Description

The mission of the Henry George School is to make available to everyone an education in the fundamentals of political economy and social philosophy, as expounded in the works of Henry George. Insights gained through study of Henry George’s ideas will help individuals become more effective advocates for community betterment.

Public Notes

See calendar for Evanston classes.
Henry George School also provides speakers on subjects relating to political economy.

Address
7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
60626
Contact Person
Bruce Rasey, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-262-6622
Fax
773-262-6645
Description

Howard Area Community Center is a social service agency that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. HACC has four sites: the Main Center, the Youth Center, the Employment Resource Center, and the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center. All of our services and location addresses are on the website at www.howardarea.org/

Organization Name
Address
42 West Campbell Ave., Suite 301, Campbell, CA
95008
Phone Number
1-888-709-8324
Fax
408-871-2228
Parent Organization
Description

Day and overnight summer tech camps for kids ages 7-17 held at Northwestern University. Boarding campers stay in Northwestern dorms. Courses, beginner to advanced levels, specializing in video game design, iPhone® app development, Flash® animation, programming, video editing and more. Traditional camp activities are also part of the program.
Summer Programs

Phone Number
Illinois Adult Literacy hotline: (800) 321-9511; Illinois GED Hotline (800) 729-4384
Categories
Description

Help finding GED preparation.

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.

Organization Name
Description

Informational site with helpful links/resources for Illinois parents with children in special education.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Public Library, 3rd Floor
1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Angela Lopez, Program Manager
Phone Number
847-448-8649
Parent Organization
Description

Services for job seekers and employers. Job seekers can meet with career counselors for skills evaluations, use public computers to search for jobs, attend a variety of job searching and skills development workshops, apply for funding for approved training and educational programs, and more.

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Other location: Oakton Community College: MEC Building, 1616 Golf Road, Room 106 (847-376-7279) Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

Website Address
Address
2200 Main St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Cass Wolfe, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-9650
Fax
847-491-9410
Description

Founded in 1913, the non-profit oversees 2 full-day child care nurseries: Baby Toddler Nursery for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old and Teen Baby Nursery full-day child care for infants and toddlers whose parents attend Evanston Township High School, located in the Family Focus Building. Caseworkers make weekly visits to the 70 families enrolled in the Family Support Program to connect parents with resources, help them cope with their child’s development and understand that they are their child’s first teacher.

Address
2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-3395
Fax
847-491-9916
Parent Organization
Description

The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University. Its mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely — to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public.

Address
Roycemore School, 640 Lincoln Street, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Betty Mermod
Phone Number
800-964-9090 x 2078
Fax
800-499-8557
Description

Through Northern Illinois University, this reading skills summer program emphasizes phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and study skills, taught by professional instructors. Pre-K – high school.  Summer Programs

Program Descriptions

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Rd., Skokie, IL
60077
Contact Email
Phone Number
855-275-5237 for toll-free access to all programs and services at all JCFS locations
Description

JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service agency, offers expert, individualized help to support people of all ages and abilities as they strive to live successfully in their community. Our services enhance social-emotional well-being for adults, children, teen and families.

Address
303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rabbi Rachel Weiss ; Sharon Diaz, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-328-7678
Fax
847-328-2298
Description

JRC is known for its joyful spirituality, intellectual curiosity, inclusivity, and deep commitment to social justice. We have built a highly acclaimed green building, but most of all, JRC is about people – our members. Our congregation is as diverse as the American Jewish community, including observant and nonobservant Jews, interfaith families, blended families, people of color, LGBTQ Jews, believers and nonbelievers.

Public Notes

Platinum LEED certified building; affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement; NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited preschool

Address
303 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Shelli Patt, Director
Phone Number
847-328-7678
Fax
847-328-2298
Description

JRC Early Childhood Center is a Reggio Emilia-inspired and relationship-based program that provides a nurturing and stimulating environment to support children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth. Our part-day early childhood program offers parent-tot classes (ages 2 and under) preschool (ages 3-preK), and summer camp.

Public Notes

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation; Platinum LEED certified building; affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement

Address
1500 McDaniel Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Amy Small
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 859-8300
Fax
(847) 859-8003
Description

Programs and services offered for children 6-weeks to 5-years-old:
Doorway to Learning, Head Start, Preschool for All, and special needs (SPPAC).

Half day community preschool for children ages 3-5. Bi-lingual teaching and support staff.

Organization Name
Address
The Justin Wynn Fund, P. O. Box 1057, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Sue Thompson
Phone Number
847-869-7906
Categories
Description

Each spring, the Justin Wynn Fund honors two fourth graders from each of District 65’s twelve elementary schools who have been recognized as potential future leaders. Approximately 350 Evanstonians attend the celebration banquet that recognizes the young Wynners. Each of the fourth grade honorees may choose to participate in the Justin Wynn Leadership Academy. Through a carefully crafted process of leadership development, the potential of these young people is transformed and mobilized to inspire the world.

Website Address
Address
2828 North Clark Street #415, Chicago, IL
60626
Description

Private test preparation service, plus tutoring available for K-8.

Address
2014 Dempster St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-3456
Fax
847-733-7613
Description

Childcare programs for children 6 weeks to 12 years old
Hours: 7 am to 6 pm Monday-Friday

Multiple preschool, pre-kindergarten, and school-age full-day camps.
Nationally Accredited Center
NEAYC — NECPA — Excelerate Illinois

Organization Name
Contact Person
Miriam Barnett, Alexa Avery, Jason Holmes (Co-Presidents)
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-610-5516
Description

The King Arts PTA sponsors many enrichment and extracurricular Programs. Monthly meeting times vary; check the website for a complete list of dates.

Organization Name
Address
Kingsley School, 2300 Green Bay Road Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Dani Barker
Contact Email
Address
Technological Institute Building, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
Contact Person
Georgette Pliml
Phone Number
847-467-2126
Fax
847-491-4461
Description

A fun, hands-on program at Northwestern University designed for children in grades 1 through 7 to challenge and excite interests in laboratory-based biology. The participants will work in small groups with advanced Northwestern undergraduate student-teachers to perform experiments that illustrate the excitement and wonder that science offers. Projects will include “take-home” experiments that can be done together with parents and siblings.

Program is held on four consecutive Saturdays in April and May. Application Form

Organization Name
Address
350 N. Orleans, Suite C2-100, Chicago, IL
60654
Phone Number
312.409.1555
Description

Free tax preparation and college financial aid form (FAFSA) assistance for low-income families and individuals, in communities throughout the Chicago area and suburban locations, by appointment. Tax help sessions are held at the Evanston Public Library.

(Formerly Center for Economic Progress.)

Website Address
Contact Person
Faith Caron, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
219-531-2337
Description

Non-profit organization established to promote educational excellence by: supporting the interests of independent schools in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana; building strong relationships between independent schools and creating innovative opportunities in professional development for the faculty, staff and administrators in independent schools.

Membership Information

Address
4833 N. Francisco Ave., Chicago, IL
60625
Phone Number
773-769-3500
Description

Lawrence Hall is a not-for-profit child welfare agency established to assist at-risk youth and their families through a seamless delivery of services designed to develop the self-worth, knowledge, and skills they need to lead independent and productive lives.

Website Address
Address
1840 Asbury Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Ann Rappelt
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-2680
Fax
847-869-2687
Description

The Learning Bridge Early Education Center, at 1840 Asbury Ave in Evanston, has five preschool classrooms caring for children age 2 through 5 years of age. The Center focuses on preparing children for kindergarten and 73 percent are on subsidized care.  Learning Bridge Infant Toddler program is a network of licensed home day care providers that contract with the Center to care for children age six weeks to three years of age.

(Formerly Child Care Center of Evanston.)

 

Public Notes

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, American Montessori Society, 
ExceleRate Gold Circle of Quality

Website Address
Address
Stuart G. Ferst School, 6050 N. California, Chicago, IL
60659
Contact Email
Phone Number
773-528-5766
Fax
773-537-2992
Parent Organization
Description

Services at the center and in the home are provided for enrolled families. Services include monthly play sessions for families of children with disabilities ages 0-6. Annual fee is $200 and a sliding scale is available. Also offers a toy-lending library for children with disabilities and their families.

AblePlay offers parents and educators ratings and reviews of toys for special needs children.

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.

Organization Name
Address
910 Forest Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Jenn Roth and Jenna Porter (Co-presidents)
Phone Number
847-859-8970
Parent Organization
Description

The PTA coordinates and sponsors many extracurricular activities and events for students and families.Join the Lincoln PTA! Forums on selected topics are held every other month.

Organization Name
Address
2600 Colfax Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Abbey Prujan (Steinhouse), Beth Tucker, Akari Yamada (Yang)
Phone Number
947-859-8880
Description

The Lincolnwood PTA’s main objective is to improve the educational environment for ALL children. The PTA supports many after-school clubs and sports activities and Special Events for students and families.
Membership Form

Organization Name
Address
430 Asbury Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Arlen Hummel (local) Shannon or Rob Spengler (Chicago)
Phone Number
847-807-3731
Parent Organization
Description

Little Beans is a family café and an imaginative playspace for kids of all ages. Little Beans Playspace includes an imaginative village and age appropriate toys great for kids 0-6 years and an additional recreation based space for kids 5-12 years as well).Open play, camps, music gymnastic, dance, drumming and music classes, events, parties and workshops are all offered for children and adults.

Address
2204 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Pastor Deanna Langle
Phone Number
847-864-7849
Description

We are a welcoming community, composed mostly of students, experiencing, living, and sharing the love of God through scholarship, service, and faith.

During the academic quarters, the Lutheran Center at Northwestern is open Monday through Thursday, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm. Sunday worship and coffee hour begins at 11:00 am on Sundays and Student Dinner Worship is held at 6:00pm most Wednesdays. Please check our website or call the number listed above to verify our worship times.

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

Address
1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-475-8580
Fax
847-733-2562
Parent Organization
Description

Pre-school programs for children ages 2-5.
Infant & Toddler Education
Full and Part Day Preschool– ages 2 – 5
Preschool Explorers– 3 afternoons a week for ages 3 – 5
After-School/Holidays Care
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children

Address
926 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Linda Bechtle
Phone Number
847-328-6630
Parent Organization
Description

Midwest Montessori offers a variety of nurturing full-and partial-day programs for children aged 3-6. Our master teachers and enriched environments help children develop concentration, independence and self-confidence through a wide variety of hands-on learning experiences to joyfully begin their lifetime of learning!  Serves as a demonstration school for the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center, affiliated with the American Montessori Society.

Summer camp available.

Website Address
Address
926 Noyes Street, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
W. M. Kunert and Louise Kunert
Phone Number
847-276-0405
Description

Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center was established in 1965. Dr. W. Michael Kunert and Louise Kunert have been directors since 1989. The MMTTC main office and the Midwest Montessori School are located at 926 Noyes Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201. The Early Childhood summer program is held at the Evanston location.
The Elementary I, Elementary II, and Secondary I summer programs are held at the Crystal Lake Montessori School, 3013 Country Club Road in Woodstock, Illinois 60098.
The center is affiliated with the American Montessori Society.

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
Address
1417 Hinman Avenue, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Michael Miro, Executive Director
Phone Number
847.448.0708
Description

Mudlark Theater is a not-for-profit organization where
children are taken seriously as artists, and learn theater by making it. As a rule, the general public expects little of children’s theater. Mudlark’s goal is to raise that expectation and keep it there. By holding children to a higher standard and empowering them to make strong artistic choices, Mudlark creates the possibility for great theater—vibrant, funny, compelling shows that erase the boundary between youth and professional theater.
Half-day workshops and summer camps available: http://www.mudlarktheater.org/training

Organization Name
Address
Main Office:
1702 Sherman Avenue; Evanston, IL

Performance and Rental Space:
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mark George, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-1500
Fax
847-905-1502
Description

Offers concerts, private and group instruction in voice and all musical instruments for all ages and levels of ability at several locations. Community performing groups include Community Symphony, Chorale, New Horizons Band and several other string and voice ensembles for children, teens and senior adults. Financial aid available. Online registration at www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.

Summer Camps include Art of the Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Duo Piano Festival, Chamber Camp for Winds and Musikgarten classes for parent and young children together.

Organization Name
Address
516 4th Street, Wilmette, IL
60091-2829
Contact Person
Bridget McDonough, General Manager
Phone Number
847-920-5360
Fax
847-920-5358
Description

Professional not-for-profit music theater in Evanston, Illinois, founded in 1980, offering three annual main-stage productions at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street (at Sheridan Road), Evanston. All productions presented with large cast and full orchestra.
The company also presents concerts and outreach programs at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, civic organizations, festivals and other community events. Offers five one-week Summer Kids Workshops for students age 8 to 13.

Organization Name
Address
743 Custer Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rick Ferguson, Artistic Director
Phone Number
847-866-6260
Fax
847-866-6260
Description

Offers group and private music instruction to preschoolers through retirees in piano, voice, violin/viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, guitar (all styles–acoustic and electric), electric bass, rock and blues (“Plugged In And Live”), Brazilian Choro (The Chicago Choro Club), chamber music, composition and Scratch Orchestra. Also hosts the Music On Madison concert series. Scholarships available.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
5202 Old Orchard Road, Suite 300, Skokie, IL
60077-4409
Contact Email
Phone Number
800-443-5522
Description

National Louis University’s North Shore Campus, one of 7 NLU locations, offers 14 undergraduate programs and 19 graduate programs. Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The majority of NLU’s students are part time, enrolled in graduate programs.

Organization Name
Address
800 Greenleaf St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Suzanne Whiting, Jenni Suvari, Brooke Saucier (Co-Presidents)
Phone Number
847-859-8660
Organization Name
Address
Norris University Center 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208-2509
Phone Number
847-467-7112
Parent Organization
Description

Inexpensive, non-degree classes and workshops for the general public in arts and crafts, social dance, music, photography, foreign language, yoga, massage, wines and beers, and other topics. Open to teens and adults. Classes offered four times a year, beginning in October, January, April, and July.
Mini Course Schedule

Organization Name
Address
2906 Central Street #208
Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
For a temporary nanny, Barbara Nordlund (ext 3) Barbara@northshorenannies.com, for a permanent nanny, Kathy Murphy( ext 1) Kathy@northshorenannies.com, for a nanny job call extension 3 or email nannyjobs@northshorenannies.com
Phone Number
(847) 864-2424
Fax
(847) 556-0666
Description

Offering professional nanny placement services, for families and nannies who value quality and professionalism in childcare. Office hours: 9 AM to 4 PM.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2515 Central Park Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Margaret Parcell, Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-869-9210 ext. 4
Fax
847-869-9220
Description

Non-sectarian preschool offering classes and special programs for kids ages 2-5.
Two-by-Two: ages 2-3, two days per week, 9:15-11:45 a.m.
Choose your Days!: ages 3-5, you choose the days, with the Lunch Bunch extended day option

Address
1000 Central St Suite 100., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Director, Fay Sampson
Phone Number
(847) 570-1490
Fax
(847) 570-1494
Description

Child care center for children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Snacks and lunch provided.
Open to the public, but gives preference to NorthShore University HealthSystem employees.
Hours: 6:30 am-6:30 pm Monday-Friday
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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.

Address
617 Darthmouth Place, Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-3782
Fax
847-467-4283
Description

A variety of programs for those in kindergarten all the way through 12th grade.
Programs

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.

Address
405 Church St., Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-5612
Fax
847-491-3660
Parent Organization
Description

Experience college life at Northwestern University this summer in the College Prep Program. High school sophomores and juniors can take undergraduate courses for college credit, or enroll in a two-week IN FOCUS seminar in a special topic area.

Address
633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL
60208
Phone Number
General Information: (847) 491-3741
Description

A highly acclaimed university, Northwestern was founded in 1850. The original Evanston campus features historic buildings and beautifully landscaped grounds and lakefront. Undergraduates may choose from 150 majors, minors, certificates, and concentrations in the six Undergraduate Schools . The Graduate School offers more than 100 degree programs.
The University’s total enrollment is approximately 19,000.

Northwestern YouTube page

Address
617 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60208-4165
Contact Person
Rachel Flanigan, Program Assistant
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-3026
Fax
847-467-1057
Parent Organization
Description

Intensive summer residential program for gifted high school students in journalism, music, theatre arts, film and video, forensics, and debate. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. Attendees are called Cherubs.

Address
2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL
60208
Contact Person
Summer Program Director, Juliette Pirpiris
Description

This year’s Summer Program will take place on June 15-18th, 2015. The Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP) is a free 4-Day non-residential camp for girls going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grades to encourage them to explore careers in the field of engineering. Participants will: Participants will:

-Work in teams to complete and present a three day design activity.
-Participate in hand-on activities and classroom lessons
-Learn about the different engineering disciplines and the career opportunities within each.
-Explore laboratories at Northwestern’s Technological Institute
-Interact in small groups with Northwestern undergraduate engineering students
-Meet other girls who are also excited about engineering!

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1600 East Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016; 7701 North Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL
60077
Phone Number
847-635-1600 (General information)
Description

Two-year community college with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie offering more than 2,500 courses in degree,non-credit career enhancement, personal enrichment and continuing education programs. Selected classes offered at Evanston Township High School.

Oakton Community College Catalog

Organization Name
Address
436 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rachel Coleman, President
Description

The Oakton PTA supports Enrichment Activities, coordinates Parent Volunteers, and puts on Assemblies and Special Events. Oakton PTA meets every other month in Oakton’s library. See the PTA calendar for dates.

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.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
651 West Lake St, Chicago, IL,
60611
Contact Person
Dominic Loise
Phone Number
312-475-1355 ext.100
Description

Open Books is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote literacy by operating a bookstore, tutoring and mentoring, sponsoring educational programs and community events. Open Book Buddies, a reading mentoring program, operates in several local elementary schools. Volunteers are always needed. Open Books also offer Book grants where they give away kids and adult books. Open Books’ colorful River North bookstore and Literacy Center are available for rental and private events.

Open Books accepts donations of:

  • All Children’s Books
  • Books in almost all genres that are in good, resellable condition
  • CDs, DVDs, and LPs in playable condition

The following items cannot be accepted as donations:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Older Textbooks
  • Books with significant damage
  • Magazines
  • VHS Tapes or Audio Books on Cassette

See https://www.open-books.org/donate-books/ for more information on book donations.

Book store is open Mon-Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., noon-6 p.m.

Public Notes

Associated with the Chicago Literacy Alliance (Not really a parent organization though)

Organization Name
Address
2636 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-859-8780 (school office)
Description

The Orrington School PTA supports Clubs, Sports Teams and other Special Events.

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
1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL,
60201
Contact Person
Karen Dinelli
Phone Number
(847) 328-2250
Description

Parent co-operative pre-school for children ages 2 to 5: Mon-Fri, 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.(1:00 pm in the Summer), with the Director as lead teacher and a “working parent” assistant each day.

Organization Name
Address
600 Main St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Amanda Kulczewski, Producing Director; Joshua D. Allard, General Manager; Tony Lawry, E
Phone Number
General Information 847-424-0089; Education & Custer Fair 847-328-2204
Description

Located inside the Main Street Metra Station in the South Evanston community, Piccolo Theatre, Inc. (PTI) offers accessible and dynamic programming for all ages using the universal medium of the comedic arts, in order to strengthen and engage shared experiences in artforms that transcends social, racial, and economic boundaries. Find out more about our Youth Classes & Camps, our Theatre Ensemble & Productions, or our annual celebration of local and regional artists, Custer Fair.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gillian Hemme, Director of Education
Phone Number
Workshop: 847-866-6597 | Box Office: 847-866-8049
Description

Founded by Byrne and Joyce Piven in 1973, PTW is a not-for-profit professional theatre and actor’s training center. The Workshop produces critically acclaimed professional theatre works, focusing on adaptations and story theatre. The actor’s training center provides classes for youths in 4th grade through high school, and adults. Students at Piven discover the value of improvisational thinking, the training of impulse and instincts, the power of truth and honesty in performance, and the importance of effective communications skills. Piven Theatre Workshop has helped thousands of students celebrate play and unlock their own unique artistic voice. Located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center.

Notes: Summer camps and classes available, as well as school session classes. Visit Piventheatre.org/classes to learn more.

Organization Name
Address
603 Greenwood, Glenview IL
60025
Contact Person
Lisa Bany
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-337-9614
Description

Educational theatre company dedicated to providing young people with quality theatre training implemented by professionals in a creative and nurturing environment with a focus on development of the student as individual and artist.
Provides party and corporate event activities, school workshops and classes, community outreach opportunities.
Classes throughout the year and summer programs.

Organization Name
Address
1120 Washington St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Christina Lampa, Director of Advancement
Phone Number
(847) 475-5678
Description

Roman Catholic preschool (ages 3+) through 8th grade school, and preschool. Offers daycare for children enrolled in the school.

Joint school for both St. Mary’s and St. Nicholas parishes.
Summer Camp Available

Organization Name
Address
2120 Campus Drive, Annenberg Hall Office 115 Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Celishia Bussey
Phone Number
847-491-3854
Fax
847-491-3394, attention Projec
Parent Organization
Description

Six-year collaborative effort between Evanston District 65, Evanston High School District 202, and the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University to nurture talented African-American and Hispanic elementary students in math and science. Students begin the program in the third grade and participate until the ninth grade. Through enrichment activities, additional classes, mentoring programs, and strong parental support, Excite students will be better prepared to begin taking and succeeding in honors and advanced placement level courses at the high school.

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.

Organization Name
Address
933 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Maria Cuellar Weisgal, Director
Phone Number
(847) 328-1491
Fax
(847) 425-0138
Description

Spanish Immersion Preschool for ages 2-5.

Organization Name
Address
740 Custer Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Bettye Cohns, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-6480
Fax
847-475-6490
Description

Children develop social skills and academic concepts in an inclusive, anti-bias environment.

Full day; five day or part week options.

Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Address
1701 Main St., Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-448-8258
Fax
847-328-9460
Description

The Community Center offers sports programs, classes in the visual and performing arts, after-school program and Preschool Programs for ages 2 to 5.
Dance classes include ballet, tap, ballroom and creative movement.
The Ice Complex provides ice skating, figure skating, hockey, speedskating and broomball. Skates may be rented to attend the public skating sessions and may be rented for use during skating classes.
Party rentals available.

Address
Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Tiffany Caston, Program Coordinator Child Care and Education
Phone Number
847-448-8258
Fax
847-328-9460
Description

Robert Crown Community Center’s Child Care program provides high-quality child care for ages 2 through 12.

We are a full-service facility offering full-day and part-time care, including an after school program. Our program is licensed by the DCFS. Let us care for your child in a recreational-based environment and offer you peace of mind while you work.

Programs Include:

Take Two (age 2)

Creative Play Preschool (ages 3-5)

Dual Enrollment (4 and 5 year olds enrolled in School District 65 half-day programs)

After School Adventure

Spring / Winter Break Programs, Camps

Summer Day Camps (Traditional Full Day Camps)

Organization Name
Address
1200 Davis St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Adrianne Finley Odell – Head of School
Phone Number
(847) 866-6055
Fax
(847) 866-6545
Description

An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school providing a liberal arts education to students from age 3 through Grade 12.

Early Childhood (ages 3-5), plus Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools
Summer Programs
Operates on a rolling admissions deadline when space is available. Personal tours are available throughout the summer.

Address
Ashland Avenue and Cetral Street, Evanston
Phone Number
For Tickets: (888) GO-PURPLE (467-8775)
Description

Home to the Northwestern Wildcats for Big Ten football, basketball, hockey and more.

Ticket Office Information
Northwestern University
Athletic Ticket Office
1501 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60208
888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775)

Hours:
August through April
Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

May through July
Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm

Ryan Field was formerly named Dyche Stadium

Address
2707 Thayer, Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Linda Hermes
Phone Number
847-475-0321
Fax
847-733-7781
Description

Association of home childcare providers in Evanston, Skokie and Wilmette. Supports and mentors providers, assists with regulation, and promotes family child care as a profession. Meetings of providers are held approximately 5 times per year; call for time of next scheduled meeting.

Public Notes

S.E.W. is an association of home childcare providers in the Evanston, Skokie, and Wilmette area. We began the group in 1995 with a grant from the Child Care Network of Evanston. We currently have a membership of thirty-five providers. We have members who have been in business for 20+ years and members who are in the process of becoming licensed.

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.

Organization Name
Address
9245 Lawndale, Evanston, IL
60203-1509
Contact Person
Carrie Hampson, Principal
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-679-0660
Fax
847-679-0689
Parent Organization
Description

Catholic pre-school through 8th grade. Before and after school care available for enrolled students.

Before and after school care available for enrolled students.

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
1427 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Chrissy Cornell, Director & Inclusive Education Coordinator
Phone Number
847-864-3889
Fax
847-475-5647
Description

A National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited preschool located in the heart of Evanston, SLC fosters a strong classroom community while integrating a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Adult/Child classes offered
Fun In The Sun Program – a 6-week summer program for children ages 3-5.

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
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.

Address
4400 Greenwood St., Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-674-1500 ext. 2400
Fax
847 – 674-9201
Parent Organization
Description

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

This award winning facility houses a DCFS licensed preschool program, private music lessons, children’s theatre, dance classes, enrichment programs, culinary arts, visual arts classes, performing arts camps and is home to the Skokie Art Guild and Devonshire Community Playhouse.

Address
1101 Church, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Co-Pastors Andy Hayes and Mandy Cherico
Phone Number
847-864-0365
Parent Organization
Description

Affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church Denomination
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

Our worship offers a blend of contemporary worship, solid biblical preaching, a heart for justice and warm fellowship in a relaxed atmosphere that welcomes all ages to come as you are.

Public Notes

The Evangelical Covenant Church is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants.

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
Website Address
Address
2510 Ashland Ave, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Carol McClay, Principal
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-2650
Fax
847-475-7385
Parent Organization
Description

Roman Catholic elementary school, pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Open enrollment continues with space available in various grades.  Please call Judy Berg to arrange a private tour at 847-864-2650 ext 107 or email at jberg@saintas.net.

Public Notes

” We strive to be a vibrant Catholic Parish that nurtures our community, and lives the gospel
of Jesus Christ by sharing our talents and resources for the good of others.”

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 6106, Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Rich Hollingsworth – Club Administrator
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-748-1452
Description

Team Evanston is a competitive community-based soccer club committed to training players to perform at their best in a team environment. Development of technical and tactical skills for players of all levels of abilities is the focus of Team Evanston. Offers individual player training.
Three season (fall, winter and spring) playing options; registration fees. Indoor training facility at 2025 Dempster St., Evanston.
Summer 3v3 Camps

Team Evanston was officially founded in 1991 through the merger of Evanston’s two premier traveling youth soccer clubs – Gross Point Soccer and Pele Stars. The main purpose of the merger was to unite Evanston club soccer under one umbrella organization, and to improve the overall quality of youth soccer in Evanston. Both clubs had a great tradition in Evanston, but agreed it was time to pool resources and talents to create a better experience for both boys and girls in Evanston.
Today Team Evanston consists of 40 boys and girls team including approximately 600 children playing from U8 through U19. Though the organization is still run by a volunteer board, all teams have paid and licensed coaches. The club also has a paid director of coaching responsible for the hiring of coaches and development of curriculum for all age levels.

Organization Name
Address
1825 Asbury, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Claire Caragher, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-7282
Description

The Fund donates scholarships to public school children from families with limited financial resources for quality, fee-based summer programs. The Fund also sponsors Ted Fund Tuesdaysa weekly tutoring and mentoring program for adults and children, grades 3-6, on Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm. at the YMCA.
Oasis Summer Day Camp

Public Notes

LINK TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: In partnership with District 65, scholarships are awarded annually to students in the third grade on the basis of need. To provide maximum benefit, each scholarship continues for three consecutive years. Since 2004, we have sent approximately 100 kids to camp annually, representing all Evanston public elementary schools.

Organization Name
Address
2422 Dempster St., Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Mr. Lhakpa Gyaltsen – President
Phone Number
(773) 470-8917
Description

Tibetan Alliance of Chicago (“TAC”) is a registered 501 3(c) not-for-profit organization seeking to preserve Tibetan heritage and serving the needs of the Tibetan community in Chicago.

TAC was established in March 1992, initially as Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago, to resettle 100 Tibetans in Chicago who came from various parts of India and Nepal. For background, the invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China beginning in 1949 displaced nearly 100,000 Tibetans who followed His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959, predominantly settling in India and Nepal. The passing of the Immigration Act of 1990 resulted in the US government issuing 1,000 visas to Tibetans in exile to resettle in various US cities and towns. Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago resettled 100 Tibetans between 1992-1993 and currently, we have about 300 Tibetans residing in Chicago. TAC remains indebted to the original founders and supporters of the Tibetan Resettlement Project of Chicago.

Our main objective now is to:

  1.  To continue to strengthen the Chicago Tibetan Community internally and externally and promote His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of interdependence, global peace and compassion within the broader Chicago community
  2. To revive, preserve and promote Tibet’s unique religious and cultural heritage and educate the younger generation of Tibetan-Americans and the broader Chicago community about Tibetan history, religion, and culture
  3. To liaise with Office of Tibet and other North American Tibetan organizations as well as work closely with other communities in Chicago and develop mutually beneficial relationships

 

Tibetan Alliance 2019 – 2020 Executive Team and Board Members

EXECUTIVE TEAM

President: Mr. Lhakpa Gyaltsen / (773) 470-8917

Vice President: Mr. Tenzin Phuntsok / (773) 732-3021

Treasurer: Mr. Sonam Tsering / (224) 522-1442

Secretary: Ms. Tenchoe Wangyal / (312) 607-8956

Email address: info@tibetan-alliance.org

BOARD MEMBERS

Tenzin Jampa, Tashi Dolker, Dhondup Gyatso, Phurbu Lhamo, Dekyi Kunzom, Tseten Wangyal Drongpa, Pema Rinzin, Karma Tsering, Nawang Thinley, Tenzin Chemi, Kelsang Bapu, Tsering Tashi, Dolma Tsering

Organization Name
Address
1501 Howard St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Angelo Nikolov
Phone Number
847-475-1467
Fax
847-475-5339
Parent Organization
Description

Fully licensed day care center dedicated to providing a safe and happy environment with a very hands-on approach to learning.

Open year round, M-F 7am-6pm.
If you are interested in Action for Children (AFC), a reduced tuition fund, you may download an application HERE.
If you live in Evanston and do not qualify for Action For Children and are interested in receiving a tuition scholarship, please visit The Childcare Network of Evanston (CNE) for more information.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
516 Church Street, Evanston IL
60201-4515
Contact Person
Beth Ruppe, Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847.864.7100
Fax
847.864.8091
Description

A nonsectarian preschool and daycare center, housed at First Methodist Church of Evanston, but open to all. Offers full day and mornging preschool for children ages 2-5, plus a Lunch Bunch extension.

Full-Day Preschool (7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday)
Part-Day Preschool (optional Lunch Bunch program available)
Summer Explorers (7 week morning program )
Accredited by the
National Association for the Education of Young Children

Public Notes

First United Methodist Church is a community of Christians inviting all people to grow in their relationship with God and to live their faith in the world.

Organization Name
Parent Organization
Description

An online database of tutors/mentors throughout the Chicago area; search by location; clearinghouse and searchable directory of tutoring and mentoring programs, elementary through high school, Use also to find volunteer tutoring opportunities.

Since 1993 the T/MC has been building and maintaining a master database of organizations in the Chicago region that provide various forms of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring. This information is available on an interactive map-based directory at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net and a links library at http://tinyurl.com/ChiTM-Program-Links

Organization Name
Address
827 Foster St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Annie Huges, Director
Phone Number
(847) 869-7170
Description

Not-for-profit, non-sectarian preschool offering morning programs for ages 2-5, along with an Extended Day Lunch Program for those 3 and up and the Unity Bunch Summer Program.

Public Notes

Unity Preschool encourages learning and experimentation in the context of play within a comfortable, fun, and safe transition from home to school.

Address
1834 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell, Campus Minister and Executive Director
Phone Number
847-864-2320
Description

Serves Methodist and Presbyterian students
Worship & Fellowship: Sunday, 5:30pm

We are a diverse community of students who are on a shared journey to learn about faith. We believe in supporting each other and opening our minds to think in new ways.

UCM Staff
Rev. Julie Windsor Mitchell
Campus Minister and
Executive Director
Phone: 847-864-2320
revjulie@u.northwestern.edu

Nancy Faunce
UCM Administrative Asst.
Phone: 847-864-2320
ucm@u.northwestern.edu

Mike Jin
Staff Accountant
mike_jin@comcast.net

1834 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847.864.2320

Ministry Team
Jim Alrutz, Peer Minister
jamesalrutz2016@u.northwestern.edu

Kelli Harrison, Seminary Intern
kharrison@ctschicago.edu

Cassidhe Hart, Seminary Intern
cassidhe.hart@garrett.edu

Andrew Rowberg, Peer Minister
andrewrowberg2015@u.northwestern.edu

Organization Name
Address
1305 Forest Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jo Ann Verhoog
Phone Number
847-864-0030
Description

Verhoog Piano Institute is an intensive music program with a neuroscience focus. Students aged nine to 13 can participate in the intensive program, where up to four years of piano can be learned in only nine months. The second part of the program focuses on students of all ages who have brain damage, teaching them to think in new ways. Students play by ear, and also improvise music in the style of the composer they are studying

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1187 Wilmette Avenue , PMB 152 Wilmette, Illinois
60091
Contact Person
Cynthia Doucette, Executive Director; Abby Brown, Associate Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 256-5288
Fax
(847) 256-5282
Description

Teen drop-in center in Wilmette, supervised by staff trained to communicate with teens, to assess their needs, and to create programs that enhance skills and promote growth toward becoming responsible adults. Evanston teens are welcome. Offers youth counseling, chat sessions, study nights, music and recreational programs.

Hours are  Tuesday-Thursday: 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday: 4:00-9:00 pm
Saturday:  7:00-9:00 pm

Public Notes

Located in Wilmette, Illinois, in Howard Park, just South and East of St. Joseph’s Church, on the far East end of the main Park District building.

Address
P.O. Box 0944, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
Robert Reece
Phone Number
847-424-1065
Description

The Warren W. “Billy” Cherry Scholarship fund provides financial assistance for graduating seniors, graduates of Evanston Township High School, or ETHS students with a G.E.D. who are pursuing associates, bachelors, or graduate degree in education or youth work. They must be enrolled as a full-time (12 or more credit hrs. per term) or part-time (6 or more credit hrs. per term) student and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Public Notes

Some of selection criteria are
• Success in overcoming poor academic achievement, lack of focus, or other personal challenges.
• Interest in working with young people.
• Community involvement.
• Leadership, sensitivity, compassion, commitment, and love of children.

Organization Name
Address
914 Ashland Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Jen Goldstein, Co-President of Parental Involvement
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-8079 (home), 847-271-4442 (mobile)
Description

PTA Executive Board
Washington PTA Executive Board  2014-2015

Suzanne Daley
Co-President – COMMUNICATIONS
(h) 847-491-6168
suzplus3@yahoo.com

Margaret Glascott
CoPresident – STUDENT ENRICHMENT & CULTURE
(h) 847-328-5289
mglascott@ameritech.net

Jennifer Allen-Goldstein
Co-President – PARENT INVOLVEMENT
(h) 847-983-4411
(m) 773-610-8126
jendallen@yahoo.com

Ness Baagil
Treasurer
(h)847-328-1996
(m) 847-727-9393
nbaagil@gmail.com

Kathy McGroarty-Torres
Secretary
(h) 847-
kathymcgroartytorres@gmail.com

Public Notes

“For Parents” page created and maintained by the Washington School PTA- includes neccessary PTA, volunteering, school supplies, and before/after school clubs information

The Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs is the umbrella association for all school PTAs and PTSAs in the area served by School Districts 65 and 202. Council member schools include elementary, middle, and magnet schools; Park School and Evanston Township High School. The Evanston/Skokie Council is an active member of District 21 of the Illinois State PTA, which allows for the exchange of ideas with other PTA councils in north suburban Cook County and around the state.

Address
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
60625
Phone Number
773-728-6000
Parent Organization
Description

Music and movement program for children from 6 months to 3 years.  In each Wiggleworms® session, children sing, play finger games, do circle dances, and play rhythm instruments. Program is occasionally offered in French and Spanish.

Classes meet weekly for 45 min. at 7 locations:
Lincoln Square Lincoln Park Evanston Western Springs Glencoe Hyde Park Instituto Cervantes

Public Notes

Since 1985, the Old Town School of Folk Music’s celebrated early childhood music program has welcomed young children and their families to the world of music. Children sing, dance, learn finger plays and story songs, and explore rhythm instruments especially designed for little hands. For children newborn through four years, it’s the perfect time for these special experiences with the language of music.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
2700 Hurd Avenue, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Joyce VanOvermeiren and Libby Harrison (Co-Presidents – 2014/2015)
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-3600
Description

Provides Owlnotes that provides parents with weekly e-news updates pertaining to events and reminders.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
John J. Louis Hall, 1877 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208-2280
Contact Person
General Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
On Air Studio/Requests: 847-866-9687
Parent Organization
Description

Northwestern University’s student-run radio station. The station plays a wide range of jazz, rock, underground dance, hip-hop, and world music, in addition to offering public affairs programming and Wildcat sports.

Public Notes

WNUR is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station broadcasting at a frequency of 89.3 MHz FM and a power of 7200 watts. The WNUR studios are located in Louis Hall, on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and the station produces a signal that can be heard by nearly 3 million potential listeners throughout Chicagoland. WNUR also streams on the Web to listeners around the world. WNUR is licensed to Northwestern University and its operations are subject to the authority and oversight of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees and its Officers.

Address
1911 Church St., Evanston, IL 60202
60202
Contact Person
Maggie Blinn DiNovi, Executive Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-866-1200 ext. 244
Fax
847-866-9143
Description

Youth have vastly different opportunity sets based on their income, race, culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation. These gaps in opportunity prevent many youth from realizing their fullest potential.

We utilize three strategies — Advance, Build, and Catalyze — to close this opportunity gap and prepare youth for post-secondary and life success. Across these strategies, we seek to build deep, caring relationships with youth, their families, and the community institutions around them.  For all youth, Y.O.U. provides both academic support and enrichment programming. Academic support includes support with independent learning assignments, tutoring, goal setting, and social-emotional check-ins. Current enrichment programming includes a focus on team building, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), and social justice. All of our clinical and outreach services, including counseling, case management, and our 24/7 youth housing hotline, have continued without interruption, primarily through virtual and telehealth models.

If you are under 22 and experiencing a housing-related crisis, please call 847.866.1200 x 1

Organization Name
Address
1114 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Karen Tollenaar Demorest, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-864-5627
Fax
847-864-3098
Description

Programs:
Provides job readiness training, job placement, employment support and career counseling to help youth and young adults aged 14-25, particularly those who are at-risk, to gain employment.
Programs and Services. Programs serve two distinct populations: high school youth ages 14-25 and out-of-school youth (OSY) ages 18-25.

Description:
Out of school youth programs: No charge
*       Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications.
*       Job Readiness training workshops begin every two weeks on Tuesday.
*       Career Pathways program: multi-week skills specific training in high growth industries including Auto Maintenance, Culinary, Healthcare, Retail and other sectors.
*       Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other
*       Job placement and retention support
Evanston Township High School program: No charge
*       Ongoing Career Advising – Individual assistance, online job searches, resume development and support for online applications
*       Job Readiness training workshops throughout the school year.
*       Job placements for seasonal and summer work
*       Career Planning throughout high school
*       Support for graduating seniors planning on pursuing jobs, training programs, apprenticeships, etc.
*       Other events: hiring events, job fairs, foundations in literacy and math classes, other

Organization Name
Address
1603 Orrington Ave. Suite 600
Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
847-613-1757
Description

Arts & Minds Academy provides engaging, in-home instrument lessons to students of all ages in the Evanston area. New students can schedule a free, private in-home lesson to try one of our teachers with no strings attached. We work hard to make learning fun and engaging to ignite our student’s passion for music!

Address
1101 Davis St, PO Box 5664, Evanston, IL
60201
Phone Number
(847) 350-9198
Description

Camp Kesem specializes in providing free summer camp to children who have been affected by a parent or guardian’s cancer. We provide programming opportunities year-round for campers to get to interact with one another. Summer camp sessions are held for 5 days in Fredonia, Wisconsin. Note: All camper programming will be virtual in 2021 due to COVID-19

Organization Name
Address
915 Foster Street, Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-859-6066
Description

Chicago Ballet Arts (CBA) has been offering high quality, dance training for over 30 years, specializing in classical ballet. Its primary program focuses on ages 3-18. In addition, CBA is home to two performance ensembles, offers adult ballet classes and presents community master classes and events. Training opportunities are available year round.

Website Address
Address
100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 600,
Chicago, IL
60202
Contact Email
Phone Number
312-630-9744
Description

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1969 as a group of civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Our vision is to root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression by using the power of the law to give voice to those most impacted by these civil rights issues.  Areas of assistance include:

 

 

 

Organization Name
Address
Evanston Vocational School:
2101 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201

Administrative Offices:
P.O. Box 63
South Holland, IL 60473
60201
Contact Person
Glenn Spoolstra
Phone Number
708-331-3301 x102
Description

Chicagoland Prison Outreach exists to ministers to those who have been incarcerated, and their families by providing chaplaincy services, Vocational training, food assistance, compassionate products such as school supplies, Thanksgiving baskets, and Christmas gifts for the children. The goal of Chicagoland Prison Outreach is to build relationships with those that have been incarcerated to help restore them to society, and assist their families during the transition. We also provide trauma coaching/counseling to support both those that are incarcerated, and their families. This process will help to reduce recidivism.

Organization Name
Address
6328 N. California Ave
Chicago, IL
60659
Phone Number
773-973-4444
Description

Since its beginnings, the Indo-American Center has welcomed people of any nationality or creed. The agency serves over 30,000 from over 35 countries people annually and provides comprehensive support through the following interrelated programs and services.

Adult Literacy
Cyriac D. Kappil Legal Clinic
Immigration & Citizenship
Public Benefits
Senior Services
Workforce Development
Youth Development

Address
1224 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Anita Denes-Meador
Description

Offers daycare and full- and half-day preschool for children 6-weeks to 4 years.

Organization Name
Address
2454 Oakton Street, Evanston, IL
60202
Phone Number
847-864-0995
Description

Quad Indoor Sports is a indoor sporting facility holding a 102 by 56 yd. AstroTurf field, as well as two batting cages. We host leagues and organize rentals for flag football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, rugby, baseball, and many other sports. In addition, we host birthday parties, special events, and camps, both for the summer and school holidays. The Quad is a great place for all ages, and on a rainy day, we’ve got you covered.

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