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  • December 1, 2015

    Moran Center Named One of “4 to Watch” Best Charities List

    The Moran Center is listed as one of Chicago Magazine’s Most Deserving Local Charities in their November, 2015 issue. “They’re still too young or too small for Charity Navigator to rate, but they’ve got passionate founders, inspiring missions, and 501(c)(3) status.”

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  • November 1, 2015

    Moran Center receives Make It Better 2015 Social Justice Philanthropy Award

    The Social Justice Award, sponsored by Ann and Dennis Fitzsimons, recognizes the best project or program achieving community or organizational change that supports disenfranchised, disempowered, less privileged or oppressed groups. The Moran Center is proud to benefit from a year of media sponsorship as a result of this award.

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  • March 23, 2015

    Bryan Stevenson Inspires Crowd at ETHS

    The Moran Center was honored to partner with Family Action Network to bring Bryan Stevenson to ETHS on March 23, 2015 and host two follow-up events to inform community members how to respond to Stevenson’s call to action. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated …

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  • February 5, 2015

    Kathy Lyons Participates in Panel Discussion after White Guy On The Bus

    White Guy on the Bus is a provocative new play making its world premiere at Northlight Theatre, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Northlight Artistic Director BJ Jones: A wealthy white businessman and a struggling black single mom ride the same bus week after week. As they get to know each other, their conversation …

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  • December 7, 2014

    Race: Are We So Different Panel Discussion

    The Moran Center was proud to be a Community Programming Partner for an exciting exhibit: Race: Are We So Different. Co-presented by the YWCA Evanston/North Shore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum, this exhibit is the first national exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural, and historical points of view. Combining these …

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  • August 5, 2014

    Northwestern Donates Funds to Area Youth Groups

      More than $229,000 for youth protection and service agencies in Evanston and Chicago July 31, 2014 | by Storer H. Rowley EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University will donate more than $229,000 to area agencies that provide services and protection to children. For the second year in a row, Northwestern will donate funds that would …

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  • June 11, 2014

    Moran Center’s Access to Education Initiative Receives Funding from ECF

    The Evanston Community Foundation awards $10,000 to educate early childhood professionals and families about special education rights and advocacy. Evanston, IL. June 11, 2014 – At the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF) Grant Awards and Celebration event on May 30, 2014, ECF awarded the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy $10,000 to launch the Access …

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  • June 3, 2014

    The Woman’s Club of Evanston and the Moran Center GROOVE Together

    The Lady Bunch show nets over $130,000 to support juvenile justice programs. Evanston, IL. May 28, 2014 – At their annual Contributions to the Community Breakfast held today, The Woman’s Club of Evanston announced that its 63rd Annual Spring Benefit Show netted over $130,000. This year’s show beneficiary is the James B. Moran Center for …

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  • May 3, 2013

    Board Chair Honored with DePaul Pro Bono Award

    The Moran Center’s Board Chair, Colby Kingsbury, was awarded DePaul College of Law’s 2013 Pro Bono Alumni Award on April 25, 2013. The award was presented at the College of Law’s annual Service Awards Reception for law students. Kingsbury was the keynote speaker and was joined at the event by Kathy Lyons, the Moran Center’s …

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  • Moran Center Stands Against Racism

    The staff of the Moran Center joined the YWCA of Evanston on Friday, April 26, 2013 at their annual Stand Against Racism rally. The Moran Center was one of 45 organizations and more than 2,000 people to participate in this event. The staff lined up on Ridge Avenue in Evanston with Alderman Jane Grover.

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