Vaughn and Friends Alumni

               Association, Inc. 

    Founded July 31, 2004 as Vaughn Alumni

                               Association, Inc.

        Name and membership amended

                               June, 2008

Our membership now includes all people who have graduated from any and all High School Special Education Programs and their friends as well as the original members who were graduates of Jacqueline Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago, Illinois.

Learn more about Vaughn High School at:

First meeting/Picnic June 2004

  Mission Statement:

Vaughn & Friends Alumni Association, Inc. provides social, educational and vocational support for graduates and former students of Special Education Programs and their friends in the Chicago area.


To own a building with space:

  1) for members to meet

  2) to provide job training for members

  3) to employ members by operating a "green products" business

V&FAA's Values

   Recognizing and accepting each person's humanity and dignity.

    Respecting every individual

    Valuing our friends

    Valuing our community

    Valuing learning

    Value supporting ourselves through work

    Valuing each person's potential to achieve



V&FAA Stands for Vaughn and Friends Alumni Association.  The figure below the center "A" is a native American symbol for everlasting  or forever and the crossed arrows represent friendship.  The colors are blue and gold because  they are the colors of Vaughn High School, which is where we began.  It is contained in a circle that has no beginning and no end to further enhance the idea of "forever".  We are a circle of friends, ever expanding to accommodate our growing membership and their special needs.We chose native American symbols rather than some ancient European symbols because native Americans had a  philosophy of  inclusive community that better coincides with our own.

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On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, we will have our meeting at Austin/Irving Park Public Library located at 6110 West Irving Park, Chicago. Meeting starts prompty at Noon (12:00 P.M.) and ends at 2:00 P.M.  Come to this meeting prepared to work hard this year to raise funds and accomplish our goals. We can't do it for you but we can do it together! At this meeting we will be holding the election of officers. We need for you to attend to vote. See you then!

Calendar of Meeting Dates and Special Events:
September 16, 2017 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
October 14, 2017 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Novembe 18, 2017  Special Event to be announced
December 16, 2017 Holiday Party location to be announced
Austin/Irving Park Library, 6100 West Irving Park, Chicago

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