Housing On The News: CCSD21 and NSLAC Team Up To Present Tenant Rights Workshop

NSLAC is proud to partner with school districts to promote tenant rights and support families in need. Joining forces with our community schools provides us with the opportunity to educate and empower families with valuable information in an accessible and safe environment.
 
Special thanks to CCSD21 for collaborating with us and highlighting our work together. We firmly believe that by providing this vital knowledge to families, we can strengthen communities, foster fairness, and create a more equitable housing environment for everyone. Together, we can help families build stable and secure homes and help those in need go on to live productive and secure lives.
 

2023 North Shore Taco 5K

Celebrate Highwood is pleased to announce registration is now open for the North Shore Taco 5K Family Fun Run, Walk & Stroll benefitting NSLAC. The public is invited to put on their sneakers, grab their family, friends, strollers, and pets and join the fun on Saturday, July 22nd at 9 AM in Downtown Highwood.

Celebrate Highwood has been a steadfast supporter of NSLAC since the inception of the 5K. Funds raised will be put to use immediately providing access to justice to those in need. 

Share Your Story, Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month across the nation! In partnership with Highland Park Public Library and Highwood Public Library, and Community Center, we will come together to host 'Share Your Story' on Thursday, June 8, from 5-6 p.m. at the Highland Park Public Library. 

The 'Share Your Story' event invites participants to bring in a story or recipe that is significant to their origin and cultural heritage. Participants are encouraged to take the stage and share about the journey they or their family took to the United States.

Participants are welcome to bring a copy of a photo(only photocopies will be accepted as they will not be returned) and a brief description of their story(200 words or less). Please include a contact name, email, phone number, and address. Some stories and recipes will be chosen to be highlighted on the NSLAC website and social media.

Immigrant stories come in the form of food. Participants are invited to bring their favorite family recipe, along with their story about its origins and significance to their cultural heritage. Recipes can be brought to the Highland Park Public Library during the event for display at the Library. Some recipes will be chosen to be highlighted on the Library’s social media and NSLAC website and social media.

 

Rebecca Weininger Named Legal Advocate of The Year by the Purple Ribbon Award

Director of Domestic Violence Rebecca Weininger has been selected as the winner of a coveted Purple Ribbon Award medallion in the category Legal Advocate of the Year by Domestic Shelters.

The Purple Ribbon Awards are the first comprehensive awards program honoring the countless heroes of the domestic violence movement, including advocates, programs, shelters, survivors, and members of the community support system. Winners include entries from the United States and Canada.

$30,000 worth of grants will be awarded to exemplary Purple Ribbon Award winners during a virtual celebration of all winners on May 18, 2023. The celebration will share grant winner stories and celebrate the work being done to help victims and survivors of abuse. Register to join us at the Purple Ribbon Awards Virtual Celebration on May 18 at https://bit.ly/41QqJSS

NSLAC Partners With Waukegan to College

Thank you to Waukegan to College for inviting NSLAC to speak to students about a career in the legal profession. Waukegan To College is a college readiness program that believes in the power of education to transform lives and create a more just and equitable society. They help students as early as elementary school have the resources to assist them in their college journey.
 
NSLAC supports access to early career information. It is crucial for setting yourself up for success. Hard work and determination combined with the right tools and support can take students places they never thought possible. 

Village of Mount Prospect, Free Virtual Legal Aid Clinic

In partnership with the Village of Mount Prospect, NSLAC offers monthly free virtual legal aid clinics to low-income individuals in the areas of domestic violence, housing, and immigration. Registration is required.

Time and Date: The second Thursday of every month

Location: Community Connection Center, 1711 W. Algonquin Rd., Mount Prospect IL

To schedule an appointment, contact the Human Service Department at 847-506 4930

WTTW- Rebecca Weininger On Recent Ruling By The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Thanks to WTTW Chicago for shining a light on domestic violence. NSLAC Executive Director Rebecca Weininger joins advocates to discuss a recent ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the Second Amendment allows people accused of domestic abuse to have guns. While the ruling only applies in the 5th District, which encompasses Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, advocates for survivors of domestic violence said the ruling could have reverberations nationwide.

WGN TV Chicago- TDVAM

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it’s important to educate teens and parents about what is and is not a healthy relationship, what signs to look out for, how to talk to your teen, and how to get help.
 
Thank you to WGN TV Chicago for featuring NSLAC and Director of Domestic Violence Law Practice Rebecca Weininger on Daytime Chicago.