The Most Famous LAF VISTA of All: George R. R. Martin

If you’re part of the very small portion of the world that is not familiar with the HBO television series and award-winning book series, Game of Thrones, than you probably don’t know much about our most famous VISTA. Before he became a worldwide phenomenon for writing his Song of Ice and Fire series, George R….

February 2015 eNewsletter

We love our volunteers, and we celebrate them in our February enewsletter! With funding always a challenge, one way we continue to serve as many clients as possible is through the generous dedication of our many LAF volunteers. Last year, more than 450 volunteers joined our ranks to serve clients. Among them, we have a number of incredible…

Celebrating VISTA: Hannah Shireman

Hannah Shireman, originally from the cornfields of Indiana, started her year of service at LAF in August of 2014. A lot of her friends have done different AmeriCorps programs and she thought it would be a fun experience after graduating from Indiana University. Hannah has a degree in Sociology, Political and Civic Engagement, and Criminal…

Celebrating VISTA: Brittany Triggs

Brittany Triggs, 24, began her year of service at LAF in August of 2014. With a degree in International Studies and Spanish (University of Evansville), Brittany was the perfect fit for the position of VISTA Outreach Coordinator in the Immigrants and Workers’ Rights practice group at LAF. She has always had a passion for service…

Celebrating VISTA: Erin Novak

“As a law student in Illinois, if you are looking to work in legal aid, you know LAF is where you want to be.” said Erin Novak, 26 year old VISTA Attorney. Erin is a Chicago native and started her year of service in August of 2014 in the Public Benefits practice group. The VISTA…

Celebrating VISTA: Camille Taylor

Hailing from DePaul University College of Law, Camille “Cami” Taylor is a 29 year old VISTA Attorney in the Children’s and Families Practice Group at LAF. Cami is originally from Littleton, Colorado and moved to Chicago in 2010 for law school, where she received her Juris Doctor degree. In her free time, she enjoys yoga,…