Education

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

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

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

Contact Person
Gloria Amin, Glenview Area AAUW Membership
Description

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

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

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

Public Notes

Programs and events

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

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

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

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

Public Notes

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Organization Name
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.

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

The NU student Rotary Club

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

Public Notes

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

Organization Name
Address
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
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.

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
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.

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