20 Years of Friendship: Dr. Bruce Lattyak

Leslie & Bruce LattyakIn 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 sixteenth article featuring a dedicated supporter and donor to The Friendship Club, Dr. Bruce Lattyak. Being a father of two young girls himself, Dr. Lattyak understands the challenges that are unique to girls and is happy to support our organization for providing a safe and caring place for girls who need the extra support to thrive. Thank you, Dr. and Mrs. Lattyak for your support of our girls!

20 Years of Friendship: Hannah Edwards

Hannah EdwardsIn 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 fifteenth article highlighting one of our graduates, Hannah Edwards. She came to The Friendship Club when she was just 10 years old and look at her now! What an awesome young woman – we are so proud of her. Hannah and graduates like her look forward to working together to establish a TFC Alumni Association where girls can continue to come together and share experiences, learn, network and give back to our community!

20 Years of Friendship: Alison Lehman

Alison LehmanIn 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 fourteenth article on one of the County’s visionary leaders, Alison Lehman. Thank you Alison for your awesome leadership and support over the years! We are proud to partner with the County and work together to provide vital services for our girls.

20 Years of Friendship: Barbara Thomas

BarbaraThomas2In 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 thirteenth article on the one and only Barbara Thomas. Barbara is a former Board President and current volunteer in a variety of capacities. She has really been there for our girls and we love having her be a part of our organization. Thank you BT for your years of dedication to TFC, our girls, and the community!

20 Years of Friendship: Mary Collier

Mary CollierIn 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 twelfth article on the woman who made The Friendship Club possible, Mary Collier. From the beginning our goal was to integrate our girls into the community and put them in touch with people who would empower them to think about a brighter future for themselves. Mary’s vision has become a reality after years of building relationships with dedicated volunteers, donors, and the entire community. Thank you Mary for putting an awesome “idea” into action and forever making a positive impact on the lives of many girls!

20 Years of Friendship: Cristine Kelly

Cristine KellyIn 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

Helen HansenIn 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

Shirley SouzaIn 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

Laura BecerraIn 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

Dan ZeislerIn 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!