WE ARE ALL BORN FOR A PURPOSE

LIFE-CHANGING SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

Our association was founded in 2004, and we took our current name in 2008. Our goal is to help our members stand on their own two feet without relying on handouts. We want our members to understand that what they have to offer has value.

HELPFUL LINKS

PLEASE JOIN WITH US IN SERVING THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

CALL (773) 309-8349

About Us

The Vaughn & Friends Alumni Association, Inc. membership now includes graduates from all high school special education programs and their friends, as well as the original members who were graduates of Jacqueline B. Vaughn Occupational High School in Chicago, Illinois.

The symbol in the center of our logo is a Native American representation of the word everlasting or forever, and the crossed arrows represent friendship. It is encapsulated in a circle that has no beginning and no end to further enhance the idea of "forever." We are indeed a circle of friends, ever expanding to accommodate our growing membership and their unique needs. We chose Native American symbols because Native Americans had a philosophy of inclusive community that coincides with our own.

Nancy Mayer, Principal from 1997 - 2007
Nancy Mayer, Principal from 1997 - 2007

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OUR 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.

Values

We recognize and accept each person's humanity and dignity, and respect every individual. We also:

  • Value Our Friends
  • Value Our Community
  • Value Learning
  • Value Supporting Ourselves Through Work
  • Value Each Person's Potential to Achieve

Contact

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phone
(773) 309-8349

Fax
773-309-8349 (call first)

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Email Our Board Members and Officers
President 
 Jerrie Poulosophos - [email protected]
Secretary — Cathy Coughlin - [email protected]
Treasurer — Bertha Peters - [email protected]
Alumni Liason — Angelo Poulosophos - [email protected]

Address
2100 N. Meade Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

Service Area
Chicago and Surrounding Areas