Lauren Sivak
Lauren Sivak
Administrator, Storyteller, & Advocate




Recent feature from Block Club Chicago:

What we are seeing is an incredible amount of momentum propelling Roosevelt High School into its next chapter. This collective effort, made possible by the students, teachers, staff, and community members, truly establishes Roosevelt as the incredible school it has always been. Roosevelt High School is on the rise and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
— Lauren Sivak, November 2019

About Me

Hi, I’m Lauren.

I am an arts administrator and community advocate living in Albany Park.

I believe that activity - action and energy, showing up, listening first and responding second - makes our neighborhoods stronger, safer, and more dynamic.

We all have a responsibility to do our part.


How I got Here:

I moved to Albany Park in June 2016 and signed a one-year lease. With graduate school applications filling my spare time, I only imagined spending a year in Albany Park. By Fall 2017, I expected to be buying text books again. 

Then, November 2016 happened, and my world shifted and all future plans changed.

Want to know the rest?


What’s next?

Interested in learning more about the Friends of Roosevelt? Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, December 20 at 4:30pm at 2nd Story (3001 W. Lawrence Ave).