Eighteen attorneys and staff members from Segal McCambridge’s Chicago office volunteered their time on Friday, June 13, to help Good News Partners and Women Everywhere, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization committed to providing care and affordable living to those battling homelessness in the Chicagoland area. Segal McCambridge’s Diversity & Pro Bono and Public Service Committees co-sponsored the volunteer outing, which was designed to give employees the opportunity to step outside their everyday lives and service the communities where they live.
Led by Chicago shareholder Melissa Fallah and Philadelphia shareholder Megan Grossman, the team spent the morning in the Rogers Park neighborhood morning rehabbing and painting apartments for low income families. Segal McCambridge would like to thank the following staff and attorneys for their time: Emily Acosta, Heather Becker, Kara Dockery, Mary Dore, Peg Dore, Hara Drakopoulos, Lamis Eli, Melissa Fallah, Krystal Flores, Catherine Goldhaber, Maria Hightower, Jessica Odum, Jordan Pack, Jamie Schiff, Grace Mangieri, Nicole Sorrell, Shannon Strasser, and Pearl Walker.
Good News Partners began nearly 40 years ago when a group of Northwestern students got together to serve Chicago’s Rogers Parks neighborhood, which at the time had one of the highest poverty rates in the city. Today, the organizations has grown into a 10-building complex that provides interim housing, subsidized housing apartments, cooperative housing and a community center for job placement and classes. Throughout its history, Good News Partners has helped 165 families go transition from homelessness to home ownership. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.goodnewspartners.org