20 Years of Friendship: Cristine Kelly

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the eleventh article on former Angel and current donor, Cristine Kelly. Cristine has a special place in hearts due to many things, but starting with the work that brought us together in 2008 when she was Executive Director of the Sierra Mentoring Partnership. With her guidance, support, and advocacy, we were able to strengthen our mentoring programs. She has been a dear friend and supporter ever since! Thank you, Cristine, for all you do to make our community a better place!

20 Years of Friendship: Helen Hansen

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the tenth article on the wonderful Helen Hansen, long time volunteer and dedicated supporter of TFC and our girls. Thank you, Helen, for being a part of our work and for your years of service to the girls!

20 Years of Friendship: Shirley Souza

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the ninth article on 2013 Volunteer of the Year, Shirley Souza. Shirley has done practically every volunteer job available at TFC, from driver, sewing clinic teacher, event helper, mentor, and Angel. We love having Shirley be a part of our team and the girls love her too! Thank you, Shirley, for your incredible gift of time and talent and your ongoing dedication to our girls!

20 Years of Friendship: Laura Becerra

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the eighth article onTFC graduate, Laura Becerra, and what The Friendship Club has meant to her. We are so proud of Laura – she is an amazing young woman who has overcome incredible adversity. She always holds her head high and has a beautiful smile on her face! We are so lucky to have such an amazing ambassador in our community!

20 Years of Friendship: Dan Zeisler

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the seventh article on one of our awesome school partners, Dan Zeisler, Principal/Superintendent of Chicago Park School District. Teachers and school personnel are at the ground level with our girls in the classroom. Without appropriate and thoughtful referrals, we cannot serve the girls who need us the most! Thanks to Dan and administrators like him who take the time and energy to identify girls that need The Friendship Club and make sure we can connect with them!

 

20 Years of Friendship: Diane Stanbury

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the sixth article on one of our most treasured volunteers–she is loving, flexible, kind, and generous–Diane Stanbury.

We also captured Diane sharing her involvement in The Friendship Club and how others can get involved:

20 Years of Friendship: Allie Ramback Aguilar

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the fifth article on Angel (long-term mentor), event volunteer, program volunteer, and friend, Allie Ramback Aguilar.

We also captured her thoughts on what The Friendship Club means to her in this video:

20 Years of Friendship: Rob Avery

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community. Here is the fourth article on dedicated Board Member and supporter for the last eight years, Dr. Rob Avery.

20 Years of Friendship: Leo and Gayle Granucci

In celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community. Here is the third article on dedicated supporters who have been an important part of The Friendship Club’s over the years, Leo and Gayle Granucci.

We also captured them sharing how they got involved in The Friendship Club on this video:

20 Years of Friendship: Kay Lott Baker

Kay BakerIn celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year, The Union has been gracious enough to publish an article a day for 20 days to commemorate our 20 years serving adolescent girls in our community.  Here is the second article on founding Board President and dedicated supporter of The Friendship Club for the last 20 years, Kay Lott Baker.

We also captured her thoughts on what The Friendship Club means to her in this video: