Amy Skalinder: President
Winnetka, IL — Amy Skalinder has been appointed as President of the Community House in Winnetka. A lifelong resident of the Chicago area’s North Shore, Skalinder has held senior level positions in local nonprofit organizations for over two decades.
Skalinder spent her early career working in outdoor education and social work before joining the staff at Evanston's McGaw YMCA, where over the course of a decade, she served as the organization's Director of Youth and Family Services, Member Services Director and Vice President of Operations. In her role as Executive Director of Angles in Northfield (formerly known as LINKS), Skalinder oversaw a team that provided reproductive health care and health education to over 15,000 teens and young adults each year while working closely with other local nonprofits, including the Winnetka Youth Organization. Most recently, Skalinder was Executive Director of the Howard Area Community Center in Chicago.
The Community House is a unique nonprofit organization on Chicago's North Shore that has played a special role in the community for more than a century. Founded in 1911, the Community House offers classes, programs and special events for every member of the family, as well as a full-service Fitness Center and the 350-seat, historic Matz Hall. On any given day of the week, the Community House is filled with toddlers heading to preschool; students of all ages taking karate, guitar and ballet lessons; bridge players; amateur and professional painters; and dogs in obedience training. The facility also hosts weddings, business meetings, and birthday parties and houses some of the North Shore's most vital nonprofit organizations, including the North Shore Art League, the Junior League of Evanston – North Shore and the Winnetka Youth Organization.