May
30
Tue
Economic Empowerment Institute Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Economic Empowerment Institute Job Club @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Network with other professionals and find out about the latest job openings. Please call the phone number above for more information.

Workforce Training: MS Word @ YWCA Julian Grace Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workforce Training: MS Word @ YWCA Julian Grace Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

The yearly $35 registration fee allows you to take any of our first-level instructor-led courses at no extra charge. In this training, get a handle on Microsoft Word best practices.

Free Adult Self-Care Yoga Class @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Adult Self-Care Yoga Class @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Please join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and our Women’s Health Exchange for a 5-week self-care yoga class for adults. Enjoy a safe, supportive space where you can explore body movement as a way to practice self-care and cope with stress.

  • All experience levels welcome—beginners encouraged!
  • Class includes seated, standing, and balancing postures
  • Verbal cues only—no hands-on assistance
  • Yoga mats available or bring your own
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure class can begin on time

Please contact margot.lassar@ywcachicago.org or call 312-229-7252 to reserve your spot each week. Drop ins are welcome if space allows.

*Adults 18 years or older only. Childcare is not available. If you have questions about your ability to do yoga, speak with your doctor or medical care provider.

About the Instructor

Kate Rice, E-RYT is an experienced yoga instructor with a 200-hour yoga teacher training (E-RYT). In addition to traditional yoga teacher training, she has completed training in trauma-informed yoga (Street Yoga, Prison Yoga, Yoga for Sexual Violence Survivors/the Breathe Network, Yoga for Eating Disorders/Body Image Challenges), and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training.

May
31
Wed
EEI Info Session – Resume Workshop, Job Coaching, Financial Literacy @ YWCA Julian Grace Center
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
EEI Info Session - Resume Workshop, Job Coaching, Financial Literacy @ YWCA Julian Grace Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Learn about all of the services available in our Economic Empowerment Institute and get setup with your own coach!

MS Excel Career Series: Core-Level Certification @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MS Excel Career Series: Core-Level Certification @ YWCA Parks Francis Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

This month begins the MS Excel Career Series. Part I meets 10 times and prepares the student to take the Core -level MOS Certification Exam. We will cover all of the topics of the exam and also provide test preparation and practice. The student is then encouraged to take the Certification exam. The YWCA is an authorized testing center for the MOS exams. Call for more information.

Jun
1
Thu
Stopping the Stigma: A Therapy Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence @ YWCA RISE Center
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Stopping the Stigma: A Therapy Group for Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence @ YWCA RISE Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago will host an 8-week therapy group to address the specific barriers and challenges that male–identified* survivors face in the process of healing from sexual abuse/assault. Participants will:

  • Process the impacts of sexual trauma specific to male-identified survivors
  • Connect with other male-identified survivors in a safe, confidential space
  • Explore how social stigma and shame affect male-identified survivors
  • Develop coping and self-soothing techniques with other survivors

*This group is open to any male-identified survivor, including transgender and cisgender men. Men of all sexual orientations are welcome.

If you are interested in attending, contact Lindsey Koenig at 312.762.2731 or Alex Champagne at 312.229.7251. Spots are limited. Please RSVP by April 7, 2017. All interested individuals must complete an intake.

Jun
3
Sat
Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC): Module 4 @ Grace United Methodist Church
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Program for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC): Module 4 @ Grace United Methodist Church | Naperville | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Casey Craft, YWCA Infant Toddler Specialist & ITN Trainer

Participants share personal experiences that inform their work and relate to their expertise in cultural sensitivity and competence. Participants will discuss five keys that help infant/toddler care programs implement culturally responsive care and five keys infant care teachers can use to support their efforts to become more aware their own and others’ cultural perspectives as well as to work through cultural conflicts and misunderstandings.

Jun
5
Mon
Walk With A Doc – Woodlawn @ MetroSquash
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Walk With A Doc - Woodlawn @ MetroSquash | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Start your week with a 5 minute talk with Dr. Neelum Aggarwal from Rush University Medical Center about healthy living and then an easy, indoor walk for 30 minutes while we continue the discussion. All fitness levels welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Jun
6
Tue
Free Adult Self-Care Yoga Class @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Adult Self-Care Yoga Class @ YWCA Cynthia B. Lafuente Center | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Please join YWCA Metropolitan Chicago and our Women’s Health Exchange for a 5-week self-care yoga class for adults. Enjoy a safe, supportive space where you can explore body movement as a way to practice self-care and cope with stress.

  • All experience levels welcome—beginners encouraged!
  • Class includes seated, standing, and balancing postures
  • Verbal cues only—no hands-on assistance
  • Yoga mats available or bring your own
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure class can begin on time

Please contact margot.lassar@ywcachicago.org or call 312-229-7252 to reserve your spot each week. Drop ins are welcome if space allows.

*Adults 18 years or older only. Childcare is not available. If you have questions about your ability to do yoga, speak with your doctor or medical care provider.

About the Instructor

Kate Rice, E-RYT is an experienced yoga instructor with a 200-hour yoga teacher training (E-RYT). In addition to traditional yoga teacher training, she has completed training in trauma-informed yoga (Street Yoga, Prison Yoga, Yoga for Sexual Violence Survivors/the Breathe Network, Yoga for Eating Disorders/Body Image Challenges), and the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago 40-hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training.

Jun
7
Wed
ECE Credential Level 1: Module 8a @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
ECE Credential Level 1: Module 8a @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center | Addison | Illinois | United States

Presenter: Whitney Bieber, YWCA Quality Specialist, & ITN Trainer

Module 8a: Preschool Social and Emotional Development

As children approach preschool age, their needs begin to change. This is the first of four classes designed to better understand children as they approach school-age. You will identify characteristics of social and emotional development and learn techniques for promoting appropriate and effective discipline for preschool children.

**Training Meets CCAP Requirements**