Posts Categorized: North Shore

Highland Park Mural Project Represents Latino Heritage and Inspires Youth

North Shore United Way is proud to support Family Service, as the organization partners with Highland Park High School and YEA! Highland Park  on the Mural Project to brighten Vine Avenue. The Mural Project, also featured on the Highland Park High School website, is the latest result of the ongoing collaboration in the community between the school and this important United Way Partner Agency. “This is a great example of why our programs like the Latino Youth Initiative that are… Read more »

North Shore United Way Celebrates Great Year At Annual Luncheon

North Shore United Way hosted its annual Community Celebration at Mortons The Steakhouse in Northbrook on Thursday, June 28. More than 70 guests enjoyed a three-course meal while Wendy DuBoe, President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, gave a keynote address highlighting United Way’s LIVE UNITED 2020 vision. Marla Glabe, NSUW Board President, and Deb Price, NSUW Executive Vice President (and incoming Board President) added their thanks to the community. NSUW honored its top 10 Corporate Citizens for… Read more »

Give in Style: Runway to the Races

This event has been postponed until further notice.   Fashion. Delicious catered brunch. Gorgeous hats. Summertime.  Events don’t get much better! Join North Shore United Way at “Runway to the Races,” a fashion show and brunch event benefitting LIVE UNITED 2020. Northbrook’s high-end retail mall hosts this women –only seasonal treat at Northbrook Court. Featured fashions include styles from Burberry, Chico’s, CUSP, Neiman Marcus, Cache, Francesca’s Collection, Tommy Bahama, Mark Shale and White House Black Market. Highlighting modern, derby-day inspired… Read more »

North Shore United Way Is Strengthening Families Through Financial Advancement Work

North Shore United Way, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, City Aldermen and the City of Evanston partnered to host the Financial Advancement Summit on May 16. The event brought together financial institutions, non-profits, government representatives and private citizens to focus on solutions for Evanston residents who are “underbanked,” and discuss next steps for economic empowerment work in the community. Nine million households in this country are “unbanked,” according to Dr. Robert Meyer of Loyola University. About 21 million households are… Read more »

Thank you to Potbelly Guests for Supporting LIVE UNITED 2020!

Thank you to United Way supporters and Potbelly patrons for supporting North Shore United Way at our Potbelly Sandwich Shop fundraiser in Highland Park on May 23. It was a great event bringing together community members, local agencies and young people to celebrate our LIVE UNITED 2020 investments in Highland Park, a United Way Partner Community. Guests enjoyed live music, a free sample of Potbelly’s newest sandwich (the Mediterranean Sandwich with Hummus, feta cheese, artichokes, red peppers and cucumbers –… Read more »

Financial Advancement Summit in Evanston Discusses Economic Empowerment Strategies

North Shore United Way, Northwest Suburban United Way and United Way of Metropolitan Chicago are proud to partner with the City of Evanston in the upcoming Financial Advancement Summit on Wednesday, May 16. The summit will bring together financial institutions, non-profits, government representatives and private citiznes to focus on solutions for Evanston residents who are “underbanked” and discuss next steps for economic empowerment work in the community. Alderman Peter Braithwaite and Jane Grover will open and close the event. Other… Read more »

Join NSUW on May 17 at Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Highland Park!

Highland Park, a North Shore United Way (NSUW)  Partner Community (together with Highwood), has a lot to celebrate. A small hamlet, Highland Park is a beautiful lakefront community, home to 30,000 residents, 850 businesses and world-class musical and cultural opportunities. But as many Highland Park neighbors and friends know, success and challenges go hand-in-hand. North Shore’s highest poverty rates are in neighboring Highwood, where nearly 1 in 4 families with children live in poverty. In Highland Park, the cost of… Read more »

North Shore United Way is Standing Against Racism

Posted on behalf of Marion Flynn, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.   This Friday, April 27,  North Shore United Way will be participating in an important community event with the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.  All individuals are being called on to take a bold Stand Against Racism by lining Ridge Avenue in Evanston from Howard Street to Wilmette from 12:45 to 12:55. “The persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and creates disparities in education, healthcare, economics and… Read more »

Buchanan Grant & Baddeley Grant Opportunities for Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Nonprofits

Submitted on behalf of Mary Teeter, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.   North Shore United Way (NSUW) is excited to offer two grant opportunities to the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities on behalf of the Buchanan Family Fund and the Jean Youngs Baddeley Fund. The Buchanan Fund Program was originally established by the Board of Directors of the United Way of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff (now NSUW) in June, 1988. The Fund makes one-year grants to support programs… Read more »

North Shore United Way Receives Honor from North Shore School District 112

Posted on behalf of Mary Teeter, Development Manager at North Shore United Way.   At its March 20 meeting, the North Shore School District 112 Board of Education recognized staff members at Northwood Junior High, the Highland Park-based social service agency Family Service, and United Way for a groundbreaking partnership that is helping Northwood Junior High School Latino students make a successful transition to high school. For the full TribLocal article about this award, click here. The Youth Educational Support… Read more »