Mission Impact - YWCA Lake County
A- A A+

Mission Impact

Our Racial Justice Initiative is entrenched in every program at YWCA Lake County as well as a standing program. We provide participatory workshops, group and community conversations to build a common language and framework in order to discuss race. By exploring this issue, we are able to increase awareness, build trust, break down misconceptions, and build mutual respect and understanding within our communities.

YWCA Lake County knows racism is a root cause for all of the programs and services we offer. Our efforts are intentional, as we continually build collaboration with efforts ingrained in the community to create structural and long-standing change. Please join YWCA Lake County in eliminating racism.

Signature Workshops

Interested in having us speak to your students, employees, or community. Check out our list of workshops

Policy & Advocacy

Find out what policies affect you and your family and what you can do about it.

Resources

Want to know more about racial justice? Check out our list of book, articles, and movies to learn more.


The Peel: YWCALC Blog Post

Health Care Training Requirements

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear CCAP Providers, Thank you for being part of a network of providers serving over 130,000 children across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Human Services would like to express gratitude to the thousands of licensed and license-exempt* child care providers who have successfully completed all required trainings: First Aid, CPR, IDCFS Mandated Reporter, What is… Continue Reading Health Care Training Requirements

Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Monday, April 16, 2018

I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, in a lower-middle-class neighborhood. When friends would visit they would tell me about the drug deals they saw at the local corner store, or the pimp standing outside the barbershop. I say this not to relate, but to make a point: I saw poverty, but never experienced it; same… Continue Reading Sex Trafficking in Our Community

Yes, We are Still Here!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

On May 1, 2017, I started working for YWCA Lake County. No not YMCA and yes, there is a YWCA in Lake County. YWCA Lake County is a non-profit organization working to eliminate racism and empower women across all 52 municipalities in Lake County. We provide a number of resources and services such as assisting… Continue Reading Yes, We are Still Here!