Apr
18
Thu
Difference Between Parent Involvement & Engagement @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Difference Between Parent Involvement & Engagement @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center

Presenter: Joshua Cazar, YWCA Parent Educator

Positive, active, engagement between families and Early Care & Education Professionals result in improvement of children’s cognitive, academic, social skills and overall well being. When families are truly engaged, both the program and the families are responsible for progress toward positive outcomes for children and the program as a whole. This training focuses on the differences between involving parents and actively engaging parents.

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory

Apr
19
Fri
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Info Sessions @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Info Sessions @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Are you looking for a career that offers growth and opportunities? Thanks to support from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, we now offer an 8-week training program for the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics sector. Participants gain technical and soft skills training in preparation to enter the sector. Four weeks of paid work experience included. Earn industry-recognized credentials, learn from industry experts. This program is open to women and men.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 18-24 years old
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Must pass a drug screening
  • Background check required*
*If you have a criminal record we determine eligibility for our program on a case by case basis.
Apr
20
Sat
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
TechGYRLS @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

TechGYRLS is a youth empowerment program designed to raise girls’ interest & confidence in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering, arts & mathematics (STEAM). The TechGYRLS Program will help young girls develop the usage of technological tools, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills in any profession they pursue. The program offers students a safe, supportive, girls-only environment for exploration and learning using curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming, and robotics.

Interested participants, please call 773-955-3100 ext. 2656 or email techgyrls@ywcachicago.org.

WagiLabs @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WagiLabs @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

WagiLabs are incubators for kids’ ideas. They are all about play. And ideas. And most importantly, doing good to help people, animals and the environment.  Every WagiLab in the U.S. is linked with an international lab. By pairing these “Wagi Worlds”, we promote empathy and global perspective in our WagiKids.  Sharing ideas, learning from each other and making people’s lives better – that’s the spirit of Wagilabs.

Interested participants, please call 773-955-3100 x2656 or email wagilabs@ywcachicago.org.

40-Hour Crisis Intervention Training @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
40-Hour Crisis Intervention Training @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center

Do you want to give back to your community? Consider becoming an advocate with the YWCA and helping victims become survivors! Medical/Legal Advocate Volunteers provide rape crisis intervention.

  • In-person at all DuPage County hospitals.
  • In-person at all DuPage County Police Departments.

Advocates have flexible scheduling and are only required to volunteer 24 hours out of the month. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support your community and learn more! Bilingual advocates needed. Register for our 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training today!

All interested individuals must attend ALL training dates to receive 40-hour certification.

Apr
22
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Apr 22 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

Free Employment Training and Job Search Assistance

Are you a woman over 50 looking for a new job? Join our next Fifty+ cohort! Information sessions are held on Mondays from 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM at our Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute in North Lawndale. We are accepting new members on a rolling basis.

Digital Literacy Skills: Making Business Cards in MS Word @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Digital Literacy Skills: Making Business Cards in MS Word @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Ready to order more business cards, but feel like you could do it yourself? That doesn’t have to mean a loss in quality. Attend this workshop to learn how you can create eye-catching business card designs within Microsoft Word.

Advanced Excel: What-If Analysis II @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Advanced Excel: What-If Analysis II @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Make Microsoft Excel work for you with advanced formulas! This two-part training picks up from last week’s introduction to What-If Analysis.

Apr
23
Tue
Open Lab @ YWCA Parks Francis Center
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Lab @ YWCA Parks Francis Center

Stop by our computer lab to work on personal projects and/or get help from our technology staff to set up your new laptop/tablet. Our facility is open to the public. No prior appointment required!

Child Development, Health & Safety Basics @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Child Development, Health & Safety Basics @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center

Presenter: Don Gill, YWCA Health & Safety Specialist & ITN Trainer

This training will provide participants an overview of child development, health, and safety issues for children birth through early school-age. Emphasis will be on understanding patterns of development, developmental domains, and the role of nutrition in development. In addition, health and safety issues will address supporting the growth of healthy children – from the basics such as handwashing to more in-depth practices surrounding healthy procedures and disease prevention. Participants will learn more about emergency planning/preparedness and first aid as well as identify tips for maintaining safe indoor/outdoor environments.

** Training Meets CCAP Requirements**

Targeted Audience: All Early Childhood & Youth Professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory