Supporting Our Communities


National Mental Health Awareness Month

In effort to sustain a safe workplace and a happy team, Chuhak & Tecson recognizes National Mental Health Awareness Month (MHA). The 2022 theme for MHA is “Back to the Basics.” After two years of pandemic living, many people are finding that stress, remoteness and uncertainty of the future have taken a toll on their overall well-being. We have used our Right there with you mentality to let employees know they have our support, and we are regularly communicating to them the services offered by our Firm in regards to mental health.

learn more about National Mental Health Awareness Month and steps you can take to maintain good mental health, click here.



glenhagen farm retreat, an education and spiritual retreat


  


Chuhak & Tecson principal Andy Tecson and his wife, Nancy Hagen, established the not for profit glenhagen farm retreat to provide youth from all walks of life with the opportunity to experience the extraordinary wonders of the ecosystems. The farm, which offers educational and worship opportunities related to the arts, religion, ecosystems, astronomy and sustainable agriculture, welcomes schools, colleges, churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other houses of worship, and also not for profit corporations, which seek a place to grow, experience and explore the wonders of God’s creation.

Amenities added since the farm’s opening—a volleyball court, raised garden bed, fire pit for campfires and stone paths. All are well-used by campers who have visited, such as Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Harmony Community Church, Kingsley School’s Girl Scouts, League of United Latin American Citizens, Project Exploration, Refugee Education & Adventure Challenge, and West Town Bikes.

In August 2021, the farm returned to hosting. Thirteen high school students and three of their teachers from Christo Rey Jesuit High School spent several days immersed in the farm’s 200 acres of pristine natural beauty. “A life changing experience,” wrote one of the students upon reflecting on his visit.

For many of these students, it was their first opportunity to enjoy pastoral and natural surroundings. The beautiful, tree-lined paths throughout the farm are a stark contrast to the concrete, bustling streets of their community. The students come from underserved families from various neighborhoods in Chicago and exploring glenhagen farm is like “stepping into another world.” There was a discussion on the life cycle of sweet corn, a tour of the cattle farm and a presentation by a Sierra Club spokesperson on environmental justice and stewardship, climate change and advocacy. The farm looks forward to hosting many more groups, continuing its mission of providing youth with a safe place to experience the wonders of nature.

Also, this past fall, Texas-raised singer/songwriter Michael Bellmont performed two concerts benefitting glenhagen farm at the home of Nancy Hagen and Andy Tecson. The programs offered a wonderful mix of musical styles and an informative conversation about the life-changing experiences offered by the camp.

For more information on glenhagen farm retreat, or to learn how to get involved, contact
glenhagenfarm@gmail.com.




Joseph A. Tecson Scholarship Fund



The scholarship is administered by DePaul and is open to any first-year law student both in good academic standing and with proven financial need, with a preference for those who have performed community service. It provides support to one new student each year with books and supplies and is renewable for those students who remain in good academic standing. Deadlines for applications are on a rolling basis.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship fund.