Helping Children Soar at the Kennedy Center

The evening couldn’t have been more perfect for the rooftop cocktail reception for the annual Helping Children Soar benefit for the Children’s Law Center. With perfect views of the picturesque Georgetown and Capitol skylines, the rooftop terrace of the Kennedy Center served as the mingling launch pad to Washington’s most esteemed legal professionals. Little Black Blog covered this must-attend event of the party season last year, and this year proved to be even more festive.

Children’s Law Center staff lawyers work directly with thousands of low-income children and families across the District. In addition, hundreds of pro bono attorneys represent children and caregivers with mentorship from Children’s Law Center staff. Through an innovative partnership, Arnold & Porter and GE have taken the lead on special education pro bono cases by providing joint representation.

Guests were treated to a program emceed by 10-year-old Sky, and her mother, Ms. Stringer. The two shared a story embodying the work of Children’s Law Center: “I don’t think I would have made it to sixth grade without Children’s Law Center’s help,” stated Sky, adding, “I’m glad they’re here to help other kids and families like me and my mom.”

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About Children’s Law Center
Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health, and education. We are the largest provider of free legal services in the District and the only to focus on children. Our 80-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve more than 2,000 at-risk children each year. We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District’s laws, policies, and programs. Learn more at www.childrenslawcenter.org.

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