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Your Neighborhood Partner

Building a stronger community together

Welcome Neighbors

Northwestern has demonstrated a strong commitment to Evanston and Chicago, and it is poised to build on existing efforts in the future. The University believes that through open access to campus resources, financial investments and people we will create a better future for our neighborhoods.

Northwestern is fortunate to be located in Evanston, one of the best college towns in the country. By working together, Northwestern, the city, the school districts, and many other organizations help make Evanston a strong community and a wonderful home for the University.”

President Morton Schapiro

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro

Working Together

Northwestern promotes partnerships that enhance community and campus life using three strategic and targeted initiatives.

Education, Child and Youth Development

Preparing our community's young people to be lifelong learners.

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Economic and Community Development

Creating economic opportunities and maximizing the University’s financial impact.

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Health and Public Safety

Working with the community to build a safe campus and neighborhood.
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A Celebration of Evanston Arts

Evanston Made

Evanston Made is a month-long celebration of the arts in Evanston designed to create opportunities for artists to engage with the community and vice versa.  Art studios, galleries, museums, and businesses throughout Evanston will show works by Evanston creatives from June 3-30. 

  • Evanston Made's artist studio tour is June 4, 12-5 pm. Maps for the studio tour will be available online and at participating venues.
  • The Evanston Art Center hosts the group show and exhibit "Evanston Made" (June 3-30), featuring works by Evanston creatives. Opening reception is June 3, 5-8 pm
  • Participating venues will show works by Evanston creatives (June 3 - 30)
  • The Pop Up Gallery and Store at Evanston Art Center (June 3-30) features works by Evanston creatives. The store is located in the lobby of the Evanston Art Center.
  • Evanston Made Kids! (June 4, 11 am-4 pm) at the Evanston Art Center celebrates young Evanston artists and their families with a day of free fun and creativity.

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