6600 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Please join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago as we celebrate the re-dedication of the Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center and the grand opening of the Bertha McMorris Innovation & Technology Institute.
We’re excited to share more about our innovative services and accomplishments of the past year and thank our donors, partners, and Board of Directors who have helped make our growth and expansion possible.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
5:00 – 7:30 PM
YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center
6600 South Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60637
A reception will begin at 5:00 PM with a formal program taking place from 6:00-6:45 PM. Tours of the center will be facilitated from 6:45-7:30 PM.
A suggested donation of $25 is requested at the time of registration. Please click here to register for this event.
The YWCA’s Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center opened in December 2007 through a generous gift from Cheryl and Zed Francis, who named the center in honor of their mothers. In acknowledgment of the tremendous community impact realized through the center over ten years, the Francis family made another generous gift in 2016 to help sustain the many critical services offered at the Parks Francis Center.
To ensure that the greater Woodlawn community is prepared to compete in high-growth and high-tech career opportunities, Woodlawn-native Lamell McMorris has helped the YWCA in creating the Bertha McMorris Innovation & Technology Institute, named after his mother. The Bertha McMorris Innovation & Technology Institute will occupy 2,000 square feet within the Parks Francis Center and allow the YWCA to run concurrent career, small business development, youth STEM and technology training services in a flexible environment.
Visit us July 10 to learn more about our services, meet our donors, and celebrate the many successes of our fiscal year which ends June 30, 2019.