Universities, Colleges & Adult Education

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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
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
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/

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

Help finding GED preparation.

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

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.

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
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.

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.

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
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

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

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

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.

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

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
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

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.

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
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

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