The Lake County Women's Coalition is comprised of the following women's organizations. If your organization is interested in joining the LCWC, please contact us!
American Association of University Women – Waukegan Area BranchThe AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. Members must have an associates degree or higher. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
GFWC-Antioch Junior Woman's Club
Antioch Junior Woman’s Club, a philanthropic organization, was founded in 1987, and is dedicated to community improvement by impacting and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. We provide scholarship funds to women adult learners and graduating high school seniors in our community for the purpose of advancing their education and thereby improving their lives. Some of the ways we volunteer throughout the year include distributing food items at our local food pantry, conducting a winter coat drive to benefit Antioch Traveling Closet, assisting with highway cleanup, and serving meals at our local senior center. We participate in “Make a Difference Day” each year by conducting a “Fill the Truck” food drive to benefit our local food pantry. We also host two scrapbooking events each year to fund our scholarship programs and we partner with the Chamber of Commerce to produce a Comedy Night fundraiser to benefit the community.
Alpha Nu Chapter, The Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International
Alpha Nu Chapter is a professional honor society of top women educators from around the world promoting excellence in education. Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma is just for women and provides members with valuable professional and growth opportunities, including leadership development. Alpha Nu Chapter supports literacy with grants and working with joint projects with local church and community agencies. They collect school supplies for Literacy Volunteers of Lake County's adult education programs and children's books programs.
Waukegan Area Church Women United
Church Women United, of which Waukegan Area Church Women United is a part, is a national, ecumenical movement that brings Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox and other Christian women together into one community of prayer, advocacy and service. Membership in CWU is open to all Christian women who wish to manifest their unity and express the ecumenical dimensions of their faith and work. Women of all racial, ethnic and other diversities are welcome. Three celebrations are held each year. The Board is made up of representatives of member churches.
League of Women Voters of Lake County (LWVLC)
LWVLC is an Inter-League Organization (ILO) organized to promote the purposes of the League and to take action on county governmental matters. LWVLC members include members-at-large of the LWVIL residing in Lake County and members enrolled in each of the six local Leagues: Deerfield Area, Highland Park, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, Libertyville-Mundelein Area and Waukegan-Zion area. The League is a volunteer organization that is nonpartisan and never supports or opposes any political party or candidate. The League does take action, however, on governmental issues that it has thoroughly studied and on which it has reached general agreement. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to any person who subscribes to the purposes and policy of the League. Local membership automatically enrolls the member in the county, state and national leagues.
GFWC-Waukegan Woman's Club
Waukegan Women's Club was founded in 1894. The first President was Mrs. A.C. Fischer. Our Club became Federated in 1896 and Federal National in 1912. The object of Waukegan Woman's Club are mutual improvement, united effort toward higher individual and civic improvement and shall be charitable as defined by section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. Our present President is Chris Smith.
Harbor Lites (IL) Chapter, The Links, Inc.
Harbor Lites (IL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a volunteer service organization of concerned, committed, and talented women who, linked in friendship, enhance the quality of life in the larger community. The organization is concerned primarily with enriching, sustaining and ensuring the identities, culture and economic survival of African-Americans and persons of African descent.
To contribute to the formulation of a positive, productive, and culturally diverse society, The Links Inc. also focuses on education, cultural enrichment, health and wellness and civic movement. This focus is implemented through strategies such as in public information and education, economic development, and public policy.
Women's Business Exchange
The Women’s Business Exchange helps area women promote their businesses in a non-competitive atmosphere and share experiences with professionals from all walks of life. Our members are a collection of business women from many fields. We are non-competitive, so only one company from each industry can be represented. We currently have representatives from many areas. Our meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month. We meet for breakfast from 7:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Jesse Oaks Restaurant at 18490 W. Old Gages Lake Road in Gages Lake.
National Association of University Women
The mission of the National Association of University Women is to serve women, youth and the disadvantaged in our communities and in developing countries by addressing educational issues, advancing the status of women's issues, and strategically partnering with allied organizations.
GFWC-Past President's Club of the 10th District
The General Federation of Women's Clubs, one of the world's largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational, women's volunteer service organizations, was founded in 1890 and chartered by the 56th United States Congress in 1901.
YWCA Metro Chicago
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. YWCA Lake County has been serving women, girls and families since 1922. YWCA core program services ensure that women, girls and their families have access to affordable, quality education and training, child care, healthcare and leadership development that support economic advancement. 22,000 women and girls benefit annually from YWCA core programs: Women’s Economic Advancement, Parent Services/Family Management, Women & Girls’ Health, Youth Development/After School Programs.
GFWC-Zion Woman's Club
Zion Woman's Club is part of The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). GFWC is one of the world's largest and oldest women's volunteer service organizations. As part of this great organization, we support the arts, preserve natural resources, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, stress civic involvement, and work towards peace and understanding. In order to do these things we host several fund raising events annually. In the fall we plan a Ladies Night Out Bunco Dinner Party with raffles, and silent auctions. Our spring efforts include a luncheon with the Zion Conservatory of Music, including a concert, performances by some students and silent auction. All the monies raised at these events are given to support art camp scholarships, education scholarships and numerous local charity organizations.