Neighborhood Network: Evanston
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, 12 miles (19 km) north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north, with a population of 74,486 as of 2010. It is one of the North Shore communities that adjoin Lake Michigan and is home to Northwestern University. Evanston Cradle to Career launched equity and parent engagement initiatives and coordinated program alignment between Network partners. EC2C expanded community representation by creating Parent and Youth Advisory Boards, and adding community members to their oversight committee.
Launch Date: 2016
Bold Goal: Increase kindergarten readiness to 85% while significantly increasing racial and ethnic parity for African American and Latinx children
COMMON AGENDA: By the age of 23, all Evanston young adults will be on the path to leading happy, healthy, productive, and satisfying lives.