Get Inspired. Get Informed. Get Elected.

If you have ever thought about running for local office or wanted to work on a campaign, then the Public Service Challenge is for you. The PSC is a where you can learn about campaigning and learn the ins and outs of what it will take to serve as an elected official.

The Public Service Challenge (PSC) is a non-partisan 2-day workshop created to provide practical information on campaigning and holding office in Evanston. It is open to anyone interested in supporting a campaign or running for an elected office. PSC is aimed at those interested in city and school board elections set for April 2009.

The 2008 Public Service Challenge Workshops:

Saturday, November 22, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
District 65 Hill Education Building, 1500 McDaniel


Saturday, December 6, 2008
8:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge, Parasol Room
The fee is $15 for one workshop; $25 for both.

The PSC brings together a variety of experts and leaders to share their knowledge of the local electoral process, including

-nominating petitions,
-organizing campaign committees,
-legal requirements for public office,
-fund raising activities,
-election laws and reporting requirements,
-the City and School budget,
-and other critical public issues.

The PSC is a collaborative effort coordinated by the Evanston Community Foundation’s Leadership Evanston Program in concert with other civic groups, united in the desire to encourage Evanstonians to make a meaningful and positive difference in the community by running for or participating in the local political process.

Collaborative partners include:

-The Evanston Branch of the NAACP
-Evanston Chamber of Commerce
-Evanston Community Foundation
-League of Women Voters of Evanston
-The Network for Evanston's Future
-Interfaith Action of Evanston
-Childcare Network of Evanston
-Evanston/Skokie PTA Council

Register Today

Visit the Public Service Challenge website: to download the Registration Form and mail it with your check.

For more information, contact Marybeth Schroeder, Senior Program Officer, Leadership Evanston, at 847.492.0992.