In Part Two of her Huffington Post series about how principles in Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How it Defines Our Lives, can be applied to help families in poverty, Children's Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow discusses the "bandwidth tax."
The District of Columbia’s largest nonprofit legal services provider, Children’s Law Center has selected Jennifer Nicole Masi to serve as its new pro bono director.
Annual Helping Children Soar Benefit
Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant
September 20, 2016 from 6 pm to 9 pm
20 years. 30,000 kids. Impact that reverberates across generations. None of this would have been possible without YOU -- our thousands of donors, friends and champions dedicated to improving the lives of DC's children.
Thank you to Benefit Co-chairs Wendy and Fred Goldberg, Honorary Co-chair The Honorable Mary Landrieu and special guest Chief Judge Lee Satterfield -- and hundreds of our friends, supporters and champions at the 2016 Helping Children Soar benefit. The Honorable Eric Holder was also an Honorary Co-chair.
On this special 20th anniversary evening, Children's Law Center renewed it's commitment to DC's children and proudly honored Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP with the 2016 Children’s Pro Bono Champion Award.
*The firms marked below with an asterisk participate in the DC Access to Justice Commission's Raising the Bar in DC Campaign.
Children's Law Center has reached almost 30,000 children since we were founded 20 years ago. A lot has changed for us -- and them -- since then.
Senior Policy Attorney Damon King testified in favor of the Act, which would allow extended family members raising DC children to receive support under the Grandparent Caregivers Program in the event that a grandparent who was receiving the subsidy dies.
Children's Law Center testified before the Council Education Committee about childhood trauma in DC, how trauma affects learning, and how DC's public school system should respond. We note that education reforms in the District will not fully succeed if schools do not address the trauma that students bring with them to class. In addition, we provide policy recommendations to make DC schools more trauma sensitive.
In a guest blog for the DC Fiscal Policy Insitute, Children's Law Center Policy Attorney Kimberly Waller calls on the DC Council to extend the time limit for TANF. WIthout the extention, over 6,000 struggling families will lose TANF benefits that help them meet the most basic needs of 13,000 children.
In 2014, our lawyers, social workers and other dedicated staff reached 1 out of every 8 children in DC's poorest neighborhoods -- helping more than 5,000 children and families. Behind the numbers are the children who are the reason we do what we do. You can read their stories in this year's report.
All children deserve mental health services that allow them to learn in school, live with their families and thrive within their communities. That's why we make improving children's access to quality mental health care a top policy priority.