Grant from Bank of America
Bank of America gives grant to the PAA November 6, 1214. The PAA gratefully acknowledges a generous grant of $25,000 from the Bank of America. This grant will be used in support of our programs on homelessness, hunger, and community outreach. Recently Dorota Lewandowska, Director of Supportive Services, and Henryka Blusiewicz, outreach and case manager, participated in the Bank of America event bringing attention to the issue of hunger in America. We are delighted that the Bank of America continues to be a valued community partner in helping us provide the resources for changing lives. Thank you Bank of America!
Tristan Slemmons and the Bank of America Chicago Community Team presenting a check to the PAA
Supervised Visitation Open House
The Polish American Association hosted an open house and reception for its Supervised Visitation program on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 3834 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago. Judge Grace Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division, was honored guest with Judge Aurelia Pucinski of the Illinois First District Appellate Court. PAA Clinical Services Director, Angelika Danek, conducted a tour of the facilities following a brief program.
From left: Magdalena Dolas, PAA Interim Executive Director; Kenneth Berezewski, Chairman of the Board; Marta Kromka Brigagliano, Supervised Visitations Coordinator; Judge Grace G. Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division; Judge Aurelia Pucinski, Illinois First District Appellate Court; Angelika Danek, Director of Clinical Services; Lauren Platt, State of Illinois Comptroller Public Affairs Manager
The Supervised Visitation program is part of the PAA services to help victims of domestic violence. Supervised Visitation is a monitored visit between a non-custodial parent/relative and a child. Supervised visits are designed to assure that a child can have safe contact with a visiting parent without having to be put in the middle of the parents’ conflicts or other problems. Supervised Visitation is yet another program of the PAA to offer linguistic and culturally sensitive services to the immigrant and underserved communities. Through these services, the PAA enables victims of domestic violence to overcome cultural isolation and to provide them with the assistance they need.
Judge Dickler has almost two decades of experience as a judge in the Domestic Relations Division. She first served in the Richard J. Daley Center and later in the suburban Second Municipal Distruct in Skokie.
The ceremonies opening the Museum of Jewish History in Poland
The sight of the President of the State of Israel, Reuven Rivlin standing on a stage bedecked with the Flag of the State of Israel beside the flames which burn from the two menorah's adorning the Monument dedicated on this spot to mark the 5th anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising is stirring and a powerful wordless testimony to what we lost and what we created. (October 28, 2014)
Legion of Young Polish Women is Seeking Outstanding Young Ladies to be Presented at Our 76th White & Red Ball
The Legion of Young Polish Women is seeking outstanding young ladies to be presented at our 76th White & Red Ball. This year, in honor of celebrating the 70th Presentation of the Debutantes, we will be giving scholarships to an accredited school for the Queen ($1,000), 1st Place ($500) and 2nd Place ($250) winners.
Our Debutantes learn ballroom dancing, social decorum, fundraising techniques, charity, grace, poise and are able to interact with all kinds of people in many situations. They develop characteristics young women need to be successful in their future careers and life, as well as achieve an awareness of giving back to the community with the opportunity to receive up to 40 hours of community service. Our Debutantes do all of this while making lifelong friendships and treasured memories!
Please consider becoming a Debutante and being presented, in our beautiful, elegant and historic 70th Anniversary Presentation White & Red Ball to be held at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago on March 7, 2015.
We welcome all interested Debutantes to our next Debutante Tea on October 26th, 2014 at the Dar Serca Foundation, at noon, 3860 N. 25th Avenue, Schiller Park, IL 60176
Supervised Visitation Open House - October 29, 2014
In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Polish American Association (PAA) will be hosting an open house and reception for its Supervised Visitation Program on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 4:30 – 6:30pm, at 3834 N. Cicero Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60641. Judge Grace G. Dickler, Presiding Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Division, will be the honored guest with Judge Aurelia Pucinski of the Illinois First District Appellate Court. PAA Clinical Services Director, Angelika Danek, will conduct a tour of the new facilities following a brief program.