Women's

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.

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

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

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

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

Public Notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Public Notes

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

Organization Name
Description

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

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

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

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

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

Public Notes

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

Organization Name
Contact Person
Lydia Morrissey, President
Contact Email
Description

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

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

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

Public Notes

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

Organization Name
Contact Person
Ann Stevens
Phone Number
847-869-1170
Description

Plays 9 hole golf at Evanston Wilmette Golf Course, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, on Thursdays at individual tee times between 7:25 and 8:30 a.m. during the summer (end of May through early September).

Public Notes

Open to women players of all levels from any community.

930 Greenleaf; Wilmette IL 60091 847-251-0527

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1702 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Venue Manager
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-3800
Fax
847-491-9750
Description

The Woman's Club of Evanston, founded in 1889, is a nonprofit organization of over 400 women from the North Shore and Chicago dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship. Annual events are: Holiday Bazaar (November), Annual Benefit Dinner and Revue Show (March), Dreams Delivered (April), and Spring Benefit (May). Supports many local social service agencies with donations and volunteer service. Clubhouse, 1702 Chicago Ave., at the corner of Church Street and Chicago Avenue, is available for rentals.

Public Notes

For general inquiries about The Woman’s Club of Evanston, as well as private event usage such as weddings:

Venue Manager
847-475-3800
manager@wcofe.org

For information about membership in The Woman’s Club of Evanston:

WCE Assistant Membership Chair
membership@wcofe.org

Address
1720 Main St, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Marion Flynn
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-530-8626
Public Notes

City of Evanston also has adult softball leagues, for Women 14", Coed 14" mushball and Men's 12".

Organization Name
Address
1740 Ridge Ave. #300, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Kay Gardner, LCPC or Wendy Kopald, LCSW
Phone Number
(847) 328-6328
Description

Retreats for Women:  "The vision of the Women's Circle is to discover a deeper connection to our selves, to recognize the gifts that women embody, to enrich all of our relationships and to become more mindfully active in our communities"

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1215 Church Street, Evanston, IL 60201
60201
Contact Person
Karen Singer, President/CEO
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-8445
Fax
847-864-8498
Parent Organization
Description

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a social justice organization working in the areas of racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more about YWCA programs and services below:

Domestic Violence Services: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/domestic-violence-program
Relationship Violence Prevention: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/violence-prevention
Women’s Economic Empowerment: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/womens-empowerment
Racial Justice Initiatives: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/racial-justice
Flying Fish Aquatics: www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/flying-fish-aquatics

24-hour hotline for domestic abuse victims: 847-864-8780 or (toll free) 877-718-1868.

Organization Name
Parent Organization
Description

Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions, working to improve the legal, political, economic and professional status of women. Zonta Club of Evanston supports Evanston agencies and programs which serve women and children and gives one scholarship a year to a woman in a non-traditional field.

Public Notes

The prime tenets of the international organization are:

improve the legal, political, economic, health, educational and professional status of women through service and advocacy.
work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions
promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedom
unite internationally to foster high ethical standards, implement service programs and provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations and the world.
Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than US$9,800 million to projects benefiting over 2 million women representing 34 countries.

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