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Youth Company Chicago
607 Lake St, Evanston, IL 60201
Youth Company Chicago offers drama and musical theater classes, providing kids with a solid introduction to theater asMore well as a space to express themselves creatively, gain self-confidence and make new friends. Summer camps and after school programs are available for kids and teens are available, as are camp sessions that coincide with school vacations. Students participate in the formation and performance of a musical theater piece, and performances are held for family and community members. Workshops for schools are also available.
Red Curtain Theater
1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Mudlark Theater Company is a nonprofit children’s theater company. It performs at multiple venues, including theMore Red Curtain Theater. The group offers many programs and productions, including training to children ages 6-18. Some programs include summer camp, after-school programs and drama classes, such as drama camps, acting and improv programs, writing and performing, sketch comedy and more. Check its website for details on upcoming shows or for a full list of classes and programs.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
1655 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60201
The Fleetwood-Jourdain Center was Evanston's first community center. It has been serving Evanston and theMore surrounding communities for more than half a century. During daytime hours, the center provides low-income seniors with meals and shelter, and in the early evening the center offers after-school programs for kids. In the summer, the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center becomes a summer day camp. Call for registration details or see the website listed.
Evanston Ecology Center
2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL 60201
Evanston Ecology Center offers educational programs in the hopes of fostering environmental awareness. Built on theMore grounds of the Ladd Arboretum, Evanston Ecology Center provides introductory natural history classes, including plant and animal identification, summer camps, lectures and more. The Center is home to a multi-purpose room, a gift store and a resource library. Facility rental and volunteer options are also offered.
Delta Zeta Sorority
717 University Pl, Evanston, IL 60201
This is the local chapter of the international sorority founded in 1902. It's part of Northwestern University andMore throughout the year, it holds charitable, social and community events. The sorority also promotes academic excellence for its members and supports The Painted Table, an organization that funds summer camp scholarship.
Ted Fund
1825 Asbury Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
The Ted Fund provides financial assistance for 100 Evanston children whose families are among the one-third of theMore city's residents living below the poverty line so they can participate in summer sports and cultural activities and other programs during the year. The fund was founded in 1996 in memory of Ted Muller, a District 65 teacher and beloved summer camp counselor who died at the untimely age of 29. Children accepted into the program receive $800 each summer for three years to enroll in one the 16 summer youth programs partnered with the fund. They can also take part in a special mentoring program at the Evanston YMCA, and are given financial support for swim lessons at the YWCA, whose Flying Fish team is the largest in the state. Candidates for the program are referred by District 65 social workers in the Evanston public schools. The organization has a base of 1,200 supporters including corporate sponsors and hosts one large fundraising event each year plus an annual appeal whose goal is to expand the number of children served by the program.
Mudlark Theater Company
1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Mudlark Theater Company is a non-profit children's theater company offering professional-grade drama classes to kids andMore teens ages six through eighteen. Here, students are provided with hands-on acting experience that allows them to learn all about the theater while expressing themselves creatively. After-school classes are available at Mudlark's location, and Mudlark also hosts after-school programs at many schools throughout the Evanston and Skokie areas. Summer camps are available as well. 
City of Evanston Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Depar
2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department, formally known as the Parks/Forestry and RecreationMore Department, works with numerous programs and facilities throughout the city. It runs summer camps and classes, farmers markets, public concerts and movies, and senior programs, just to name a few. The Department aims to make Evanston a more "green" community, and is working to educate residents by raising awareness and hosting workshops on ways to reduce the city's carbon footprint.  The Department director is Doug Gaynor.
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