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.
First meeting of the 2018-2019 year will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Public Library on the second floor. We will serve lunch, welcome the new graduates, conduct a business meeting to nominate officers for this year, decide on our fist special event and catch up on what everyone has been doing for the summer. Can't wait to see everyone!
Board meeting set for September 15th, 2018 from noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Austin/Irving Park Public Library in the first floor conference room. Prior to the meeting, we will meet at the Burgundy Restaurant at 10:00 A.M. for the board's annual brunch. Please clear your schedule for that day as this is important.