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  • February 14, 2017

    4th-Grade VIP Program at Oakton Gets Creative

    “Learn to focus on important things right now.” VIP Student, Oakton Elementary School This fall, the Moran Center partnered with Oakton Elementary School to bring the Voices, Ideas, and Perspectives Project (VIP) to fourth-grade students. VIP is an 8-session leadership course designed to build problem-solving skills through interactive lessons. Once a week, the students gather with …

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  • February 3, 2017

    Immigration Workshop

    Not surprising, the topic of immigration is currently weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of many families in our community. While the Moran Center does not practice immigration law, our holistic model recognizes that it is difficult to address educational rights and criminal justice rights when a family is struggling with immigration status & …

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  • January 29, 2017

    Justice Challenge Kick-Off Event

    On January 27, 2017, the Moran Center hosted an event at the Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast to announce the Justice Challenge. We are thrilled to go public with the exciting news that the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) selected the Moran Center as the recipient of their Partners for the Future Challenge Grant. Through this …

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  • November 28, 2016

    “Justice Changes Everything” Campaign

    #GivingTuesday marks the official launch of our “Justice Changes Everything” campaign. When you support the Moran Center, you are changing trajectories for young people who deserve a meaningful second chance at success. You are closing the justice gap that impacts children who cannot afford legal representation, educational advocacy or therapeutic counseling. You are strengthening our youth …

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  • October 14, 2016

    Directors’ Showcase: New Board Member – Krenice Roseman

    Earlier this year, the Moran Center welcomed Krenice Roseman to our Board of Directors. We are so excited to have her join our team. Ms. Roseman is an Assistant Attorney General in the Special Litigation Bureau of the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. She previously worked as a Litigation Associate at Kirkland & …

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  • September 20, 2016

    Rep. John Lewis Speaks at E.T.H.S. — Aug. 29, 2016

    The excitement of the new school year was elevated to a feverish pitch when Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) visited Evanston Township High School on Aug. 29th. Rep. Lewis discussed his graphic novel series “March,” along with his co-author Andrew Aydin. Rep. Lewis also reflected on his experiences during the civil rights movement and encouraged youth …

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  • July 7, 2016

    Justice Jamboree – July 6, 2016

    More than 100 people joined us at our July Justice Jamboree. It was a special night to honor our donors, partners, and friends who so generously support our clients and invest in our mission. We also honored Kathy Lyons, who served as our Executive Director for the past 4 years, and Victor Grimm, for his …

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  • June 21, 2016

    Announcement from Kathy Lyons, Executive Director

      Dear Moran Center friends, In 2010, I joined the Moran Center to establish our Special Education Legal Advocacy Program.  For the past six years, it has been my privilege to work with a truly remarkable group of Board members, staff, volunteers and community partners to ensure justice and restore hope for children and families in Evanston. As …

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  • March 21, 2016

    Expungement Clinic at EPL

    On Saturday, March 19, 2016, the Moran Center hosted an Expungement Clinic at the Evanston Public Library to educate the public on the importance and process of clearing criminal records. Too often, a criminal record, even for a single offense that occurred long ago, can make securing a job or obtaining an occupational or professional …

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  • March 1, 2016

    Patrick Keenan-Devlin hosts talk-back at Northlight Theater’s Butler

    On Wednesday, March 16th, Patrick Keenan-Devlin hosted a talk-back facilitated by Northlight’s Lauren Shouse. Mr. Keenan Devlin discussed the poignancy of Sheppard Mallory’s plea to Major General Butler, “You are my last hope.” The discussion also addressed the modern day relevance of slavery and how the history of slavery in our country still impacts equality …

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