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Education, Child and Youth Development

Preparing learners for life

Fostering Lifelong Learners

Northwestern University aims to nurture existing partnerships while developing innovative opportunities that will provide a mutual impact to the communities. Our goal is to inspire young people to become learners for life.

Maureen Palchak

Student Leadership in Evanston

Northwestern student-athletes prioritize the things that matter most in this world. On any given day, you can find them giving back to the Evanston and Chicago communities.”

Ashley Wanland, assistant athletic director for community relations, on 'Cats Give Back.

Featured Partnerships

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Dance Marathon

Northwestern Dance Marathon has raised more than $15 million for more than 30 different charities over the past 40 years.

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EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.

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Bringing together McGaw YMCA, Y.O.U. and Northwestern, MetaMedia is a combination of youth interests and production-centered learning experiences.

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