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.
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
Recognizing and accepting each person's humanity and dignity.
Respecting every individual
Valuing our friends
Valuing our community
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.
On Saturday, December 16th, 2017, we will have our holiday luncheon at the Old Country Buffet in the Brickyard, 6560 West Fullerton in Chicago. If you have paid your dues, the cost will be $7.00. If you have not paid your dues, the cost will be $10.50 plus $3.00 toward your dues or a total of $13.50. If you bring a guest the cost for each guest is $10.50. You will need to notify me if you are coming and how many guests you will bring as I must notify the restaurant as to how many to expect. (773-309-8349) Please arrive on the 16th of December at 11:45 A.M. so that we may begin at 12:00 noon.
2018 Meetings that are now scheduled:
January 6th alumni meeting from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Library
January 6th Advisory Board from 2:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Library
January 13th Board of Directors meeting from Noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Library
February 10thBoard of Directors meeting from Noon top 3:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving park Library