Supporting Our Communities
Chuhak & Tecson recognizes National Disability Independence Day
Throughout the year and on National Disability Independence Day, Chuhak & Tecson emphasizes the importance of equality and inclusion in the workplace. National Disability Independence Day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The ADA provides protection from employment discrimination as well as better access to goods, services and communications for people with disabilities.
We are cognizant of the progress made since the signing of the ADA and this year are proud to recognize the 32nd anniversary of National Disability Independence Day.
For more information about the countdown to the anniversary, visit the ADA National Network.
Chuhak & Tecson provides backpacks and school supplies to children
Chuhak & Tecson P.C. is once again supporting Volunteers of America of Illinois’ (VOA) annual drive, Operation Backpack, by collecting school supplies and backpacks through July 18 for underprivileged children of struggling and in-crisis veterans living in VOA’s supportive housing residences in Chicago.
We are proud to report that we met our Firm's minimum collection goal on July 8 -- 10 days early!
Chuhak & Tecson continues to be one of many organizations dedicated to helping children head back to school with the basics. As in all previous years, we are so proud of our Attorneys, Paralegals and Staff for dedicating themselves to reaching -- and surpassing -- our goal. As a valued member of our community, we invite you to learn more about Operation Backpack by clicking 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.