Category: Blog

VISTA Profile: Ruth Martinez (JASC)

By Ruth Martinez, AmeriCorps VISTA member with Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) I had no idea about AmeriCorps until my career counselor at Morningside College suggested to apply. When I started the AmeriCorps application process, my first thoughts were to re-establish myself at home in California or stay in Iowa. However, my search suddenly changed…. Read more »

What’s Happening in Chicago?: End of the Year Appeal

by Vân Huynh, NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow When the story of the gruesome police shooting of Laquan McDonald, a 17 year-old Black youth in Chicago, began to unfold a year after the actual incident took place, followed by reports that elected officials fought the release of the video, coupled with news that there were… Read more »

Jia’s story: Growing as a leader through KINETIC

Jia is a youth leader with Advancing Justice | Chicago’s KINETIC program My name is Jia, and I am a CPS student and youth leader in the KINETIC program, a leadership and civics program for immigrant and refugee youth in Chicago Public Schools. Nearly 100% of KINETIC youth are recent immigrants and refugees, who come… Read more »

Natalie’s story: A journey to action

Being part of Advancing Justice | Chicago has given me the opportunity to take a story I had read about in a book and turn it into something I could experience in reality.

Reflections on the 2015 NAPABA annual Convention

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) kicked off its annual Convention in New Orleans on Nov. 5. Vân Huynh, NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow, attended the three-day extravaganza and shares her reflections here.