Mather, an 82-year-old not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating Ways to Age Well, together with the City of Evanston, are creating opportunities for youth and young adult Evanston residents through eMerge, a unique workforce development program by Mather that includes internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities.
On February 13, 2023, the City of Evanston approved $58,100, in matching support to Mather’s $58,100 investment, for the eMerge program in 2023. Through eMerge, Mather has been involved with community partnerships including the Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council, Youth Job Center, Evanston Township High School, Oakton College, YWCA, Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, iKit and District 65. Candidates for eMerge are sourced directly via community partners. Mather will continue to collaborate with these partners to create opportunities for Evanston youth and young adults that could ultimately lead to full- and part-time careers with Mather.