Jun 10, 2019
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. pays tribute to Cesar Chavez by volunteering at Chicago Lights Urban Farm
On Saturday, June 8, attorneys, paralegals and staff paid tribute to civil rights activist Cesar Chavez by volunteering at Chicago Lights Urban Farm. Headed by principal Kristen E. Hudson, Chuhak & Tecson employees spent their afternoon planting and harvesting produce, weeding beds and turning compost at the nonprofit’s community garden.
Chicago Lights Urban Farm is dedicated to cultivating a thoughtful and engaged community of youth and adults through educational and economic opportunities, hands-on learning experiences, and access to fresh, local and sustainably grown produce. It is one of the several programs offered by Chicago Lights, a nonprofit organization that seeks to support and meet the needs of children, youth and adults facing the challenges of poverty in our city.
Chicago Lights Urban Farm aligns with two undertakings by Chuhak & Tecson in 2019—the Diversity & Inclusion Council’s MLK Days of Service, which offers various service opportunities in homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, and Women Helping Women’s (WHW) 10 Ways to Give Back, a year of service events in celebration of WHW’s 10th anniversary. Projects between the two programs include everything from making beds and serving meals, to fundraising so that new winter coats and accessories may be purchased for children, to bringing joy to struggling children through a holiday gift drive. For a full list of community service programs being served in 2019, click here.