The ASAP team convened in Chicago last week for an action-packed staff retreat. After a few in-person meetings and strategy sessions, the group had the opportunity to participate in some team-building activities, including a much-anticipated boat tour of the downtown skyline. The team was also thrilled to have Chicago native Evelyn Núñez, one of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP)’s immigration paralegals, show us some of her favorite street art and Mexican food spots in the Pilsen neighborhood. We were all glad to spend some quality time together outside of the office, and left feeling energized and excited to get back to work.
Read some reflections from ASAP staff members below:
“I started my new job as a staff attorney at ASAP at the staff retreat in Chicago this spring. It was an incredible way to be warmly welcomed into the organization, to learn the depth and expanse of the work that ASAP has been doing to empower and uplift asylum seekers, and to soak up the passion, brilliance, and knowledge of this unique team. I’m so grateful to have gotten a few days to strategize, learn, and get to know everyone at ASAP.”
-Staff Attorney Jasmina Nogo
“It’s incredible to look at faces in the room and recognize what our small, remote team has been able to accomplish. I’m looking forward to seeing our team grow!”
-Immigration Paralegal Nicole Tan