Feb
24
Mon
40-hr Training for Medical/Legal Advocate Volunteers @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 four South Suburban Cook County hospitals. Advocates are required to volunteer two shifts per month: evenings (6pm – 6a) or weekends/holidays (6am – 6pm or 6pm –6am). We work with your schedules.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support your community and learn more today! Register for our 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training TODAY! All interested individuals must attend all training dates to receive 40-hour certification. Bilingual advocates needed.

Feb
25
Tue
TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

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 a curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming, and robotics.

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

40-hr Training for Medical/Legal Advocate Volunteers @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 four South Suburban Cook County hospitals. Advocates are required to volunteer two shifts per month: evenings (6pm – 6a) or weekends/holidays (6am – 6pm or 6pm –6am). We work with your schedules.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support your community and learn more today! Register for our 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training TODAY! All interested individuals must attend all training dates to receive 40-hour certification. Bilingual advocates needed.

Think Before Acting: Enhancing and Fostering the Development of Executive Functioning in Children @ St. Augustine College, Room 103
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Joshua Cazar, YWCA Parent Educator

Executive functions are the cognitive skills we need to control and regulate our thoughts, emotions, and actions in the face of conflict or distraction. Given that executive functions play a key role in children’s development and their success in adulthood, this training focuses on finding ways to support the development of these skills in the early years.

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

Feb
26
Wed
Letting Go of the Sticker Chart: Why Reward Systems Don’t Work in Teaching Social-Emotional Skills @ Metropolitan Family Services
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presenter: Susan Mrazek, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

This training focuses on the history and widespread use of reward systems in many environments with children. These systems exist for entire classrooms- such as “winning” cotton balls to put in a jar and earn a class reward- as well as for individual students- such as sticker charts for on-task behavior. Decades of research have revealed the ineffectiveness of reward systems in teaching social-emotional skills as well as the detriment they do to intrinsic motivation. Participants will learn why this perspective has become so culturally ingrained as well as explore the fears around letting go of these systems. Alternative and more effective ways of structuring problem solving and skill-building will be presented and practiced.

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

Feb
27
Thu
TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute

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 a curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming, and robotics.

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

40-hr Training for Medical/Legal Advocate Volunteers @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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 four South Suburban Cook County hospitals. Advocates are required to volunteer two shifts per month: evenings (6pm – 6a) or weekends/holidays (6am – 6pm or 6pm –6am). We work with your schedules.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support your community and learn more today! Register for our 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training TODAY! All interested individuals must attend all training dates to receive 40-hour certification. Bilingual advocates needed.

Feb
29
Sat
40-hr Training for Medical/Legal Advocate Volunteers @ YWCA Patterson & McDaniel Family Center
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 four South Suburban Cook County hospitals. Advocates are required to volunteer two shifts per month: evenings (6pm – 6a) or weekends/holidays (6am – 6pm or 6pm –6am). We work with your schedules.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support your community and learn more today! Register for our 40-hr Crisis Intervention Training TODAY! All interested individuals must attend all training dates to receive 40-hour certification. Bilingual advocates needed.

TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred Francis Center
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
TechGYRLS Winter Session @ YWCA Laura Parks & Mildred 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 a curriculum comprised of design, animation, programming, and robotics.

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

*A limited number of scholarships are available.

Mar
2
Mon
Fifty+ Information Session @ YWCA Julian Grace Innovation & Technology Institute
Mar 2 @ 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.