- April 17, 2012
- 9:53 am
- Kelly Barry
SCPS Paralegals Help on Jesuit Alumni National Day of Service
On Saturday, April 14 a group of Loyola Chicago Paralegal Alumni, current paralegal students and their friends and family helped out on the Jesuit Alumni National Day of Service. The paralegal group was assigned to work at St. Leonard’s Ministries located in Chicago on the west side near the United Center. St. Leonard’s Ministries provides a setting in which men and women recently released from prison can transition to successful, independent living.
Once the place was sparkling clean, we headed over to the conference hall at St. Leonard’s to hear an interesting panel discussion on Economic Apartheid sponsored in part by Next Movement. The panel discussion focused on job opportunities for the recently released.
Of particular interest was a presentation by Ms. Brenda Palms Barber, the developer and CEO of a company called Sweet Beginnings. Sweet Beginnings is part of the North Lawndale Employment Network and “is a transitional jobs program that provides green collar jobs producing honey in an urban setting and manufacturing and marketing honey based personal care products under the beeline label.” If you are interested in supporting a worthy cause, you can shop for beeline skin care products online and at Whole Foods Stores.
After the conference, St. Leonard’s Executive Director, Bob Dougherty and his crew treated the paralegal team to a lunch feast of ham, sweet potatoes and a slew of other fixings and desserts. A good day of hard physical work and mental work topped off with a good lunch.
Thanks to Loyola’s Alumni Relations team for organizing the Jesuit Alumni National Day of Service. We cannot wait until next year!