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  Allison Alexander · [email protected]
February 21, 2023 at 4:20 PM

Save the date: September 28, 2023!

Mark your calendars for our 2023 Helping Children Soar Benefit You're invited to our Helping Children Soar Benefit this September at District Winery! Last …
  LaShanda Adams · [email protected]
February 9, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Supporting parents, helping kids

Building legal assistance for parents into our strategic framework Children thrive when their parents have the time and resources to guide them through life’s inevitable challenges. Burdens of poverty …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
January 10, 2023 at 3:09 PM

Moving boldly into the new year

Announcing our new mission and vision for DC children Happy New Year! The new year allows us all a moment to pause, to reflect and to evolve. For Children’s Law Center, 2023 marks an exciting opportun…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 30, 2022 at 3:08 PM

Tomorrow is the last day to double your impact

Your gift will be matched if you donate before midnight, 12/31   As we get ready to ring in the new year, I’m reaching out once more to ask for your support. The money we raise in our year-end campaign allows us to provide direct legal assistance to thousands of…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 27, 2022 at 3:05 PM

A happy update

Donate today so we can help more kids like Deveah find safe, healthy homes   Donate today so we can help more kids like Deveah find safe, healthy homes in 2023! In May, we shared the story of Ms. Bowen and her young daughter, Deveah, who was in and ou…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 13, 2022 at 3:07 PM

Ms. Eury didn't know where to turn for help...

Donate now and have your gift matched 2:1   Ms. Eury had years of experience navigating the healthcare system and advocating for children with asthma. But she didn’t know where to turn for help when her autistic twin boys, Josiah and Micah, struggled in their ki…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 1, 2022 at 3:45 PM

Help DC kids get their education back on track

Making sure children have a safe, quality education   Aaliyah Jackson*—a 15-year-old with special needs—was constantly bullied and harassed at school. Instead of getting to the root of the problem and ensuring Aaliyah had a safe place to learn, school offici…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
November 17, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Sharing joy – and thanks – with you this Thanksgiving

Our 2023 calendar will bring you joy all year long   Every year we work with children and families who – despite life’s challenges – take time to play together. To share in the little moments. To dance and swim. To laugh and sing.  To capture that joy, we p…
  Jen Masi · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 2:08 PM

Help us expand access to justice

Join us for DC Pro Bono Week 2022!   Every day we assist parents in securing repairs for their home to improve their children’s health and obtaining educational supports so their children can thrive in school. We partner with grandparents navigating the lega…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 29, 2022 at 2:31 PM

A Very Different Story

Celebration and determination at our Helping Children Soar Benefit   Last Tuesday was wonderful. How energizing to see so many old and new friends at our first in-person Benefit since 2019. It’s an important reminder of how critical finding community, purpose…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 13, 2022 at 2:38 PM

Reminder: Benefit at District Winery next Tuesday

Join us for drinks and sunset views on the DC Waterfront   We’re excited for next week’s Helping Children Soar Benefit and hope you are too! We’ll have a chance to reconnect in-person to celebrate our successes from this past year with hundreds o…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 6, 2022 at 2:31 PM

Will you join us on Tuesday the 20th?

Children's Law Center's Annual Benefit at District Winery   We’re just two weeks away from our Helping Children Soar Benefit! We’ll be back in-person this year, enjoying the sunset views over the Anacostia and newly completed Frederick Douglas Br…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 1, 2022 at 2:26 PM

"They're my everything. They're my hearts."

Honor incredible families this Grandparents' Day!   Ms. and Mr. Rice and their granddaughters have made the most of their summer, visiting almost every splash park in DC and riding the roller coasters at Six Flags and Hershey Park.   They’re a …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
August 23, 2022 at 2:20 PM

Only four weeks (and eight hours) to go

Mix and mingle on the DC waterfront - and support kids!   We can’t wait to see people in person again for our annual Helping Children Soar Benefit on September 20th! The Benefit is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what we’ve accomplished toge…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
August 8, 2022 at 3:08 PM

Celebrate with us at District Winery

We're back in person for our 2022 Helping Children Soar Benefit Tangrams might appear at first to be a single, simple puzzle. But the same set of pieces can be used to create thous…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
July 18, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Welcome to our new Legal Director

LaShanda Adams brings 20+ years’ experience to support DC kids I am delighted to introduce you to LaShanda Adams – our new legal director who (re)joined Children’s Law Center last month. In her role as …
  Jim Sandman · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 5:51 PM

In Honor of My Friend

Judith Sandalow receives 2022 Thurgood Marshall Award Outgoing D.C. Bar President Chad Sarchio presents Judith with the Thurgood Marshall Award Good afternoon,  I’…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 3:32 PM

Supreme Court ruling could have devastating consequences for DC families

Communities with the least resources will bear the brunt of this decision We knew this moment was coming, but that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking.   Every day we fight to ensure that the child…
  Tami Weerasingha-Cote · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 2:31 PM

This time next year

Securing huge budget wins for DC kids and families This time next year, a third grader struggling with trauma will be able to connect with a therapist more easily than she could today because of increas…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 2:18 PM

Celebrating Dads like Mr. McWhirter this Father’s Day

Plus! Send a card to someone you love Men across DC inspire and guide their children to grow up to become confident and caring adults – from birth fathers and foster dads to adopt…
  Chip Magid, Board Chair · [email protected]
May 26, 2022 at 2:41 PM

Save the date: September 20, 2022!

Celebrate DC kids and families with Children’s Law Center We invite you to our in-person Helping Children Soar Benefit this September at our new event location – District Winery on the Anacostia waterf…
  Erica McCollum · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 3:12 PM

Introducing our 2021 Champions for Children winners!

Join us in thanking these firms and corporations for their incredible support In 2021, our clients faced the continuing hardships of the pandemic on top of systemic barriers to fa…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 2:16 PM

Meet three DC moms fighting for their families

Honor a strong woman in your life and support the DC women advocating for their families Every day we work with strong women who are doing everything they can to advocate for the children in their liv…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 26, 2022 at 2:43 PM

Solving an increasingly complex puzzle

And mark your calendar: 9-20-22 for our fall Benefit Friends and Supporters, I’m reaching out today because I’m so thankful for your support and partnership last year. Whether you joined us as an ally, do…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 3:15 PM

May 18: Beyond Medicine: Children’s Health and Medicaid

A conversation with the national Medicaid administrator Join us on May 18 as we connect with Daniel Tsai, deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to discuss emerging strategies for and barriers to …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 3:07 PM

Top 3 questions - the impact of the pandemic on kids

Highlights from our conversation with Drs. Beers and Grady Last week, I sat down with two leading experts on the pandemic and its impact on children – Dr. Lee Beers, immediate past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics …
  Kim Daulton · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 2:07 PM

Searching for Stability for Charnese

A Spotlight on our Social Work Partnerships When Charnese* entered foster care, she was just a toddler – a bright, inquisitive child who loved her mom. Over the next two years, s…
  Tracy L. Goodman · [email protected]
March 18, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Helping Children and Families Feel Strong – Even in Tough Times

Highlights from our BUILD Health DC Partnership When the pandemic hit, children lost their connection to classmates, friends and teachers. But parents and caregivers lost their connections too. We worri…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
March 4, 2022 at 3:33 PM

Join Us! March 31st Conversation with Dr. Lee Beers and Dr. Christine Grady

Vaccines, mandates and ethics – helping children navigate this next phase Join us on March 31 for a community conversation with Dr. Lee Beers and Dr. Christine Grady as we discuss the impact of the pandemic on children, including…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
February 24, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Vaccines, mandates and ethics – helping children navigate this next phase

Join Us! March 31st Conversation with Dr. Beers and Dr. Grady Join us on March 31 for a community conversation with Dr. Lee Beers and Dr. Christine Grady as we discuss the impact of the pandemic on children, including vaccines fo…
  Sharra E. Greer · [email protected]
February 9, 2022 at 4:02 PM

How it all comes together

A behind-the-scenes look at our advocacy Throughout the year, the children and families we work with tell us about the barriers they face accessing the supports or services they need. On any given day,…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
January 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Because of you...

Highlights of our work with DC kids and families in 2021 As we start a new year, I wanted to take a moment to highlight what we achieved together. Even during a challenging year, we accomplished so much.…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Just 36 hours left to impact a child’s life in 2022

Only $54,000 more needed to meet our 25th Anniversary goal Tomorrow is the last day to make a tax-deductible donation to Children's Law Center in 2021. Your donation will help thousands of children and families over the next year.…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 21, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Just saying “Children’s Law Center” can get results

Just $250,000 more needed to meet our 25th Anniversary goal Last month, Ms. Wilson* reached out to us for help. The family’s pediatrician was concerned her daughter’s asthma was being triggered by rodents in the house, but the la…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 3:18 PM

FW: NEW REPORT: A Path Forward for the District’s Public Behavioral Health System

Transforming the System for Children, Youth, and their Families in Washington, DC Good morning, I wanted to take a moment to share a new report that we – along with dozens of partners – sent to District leaders earlier this week…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 8, 2021 at 3:50 PM

“Children's Law Center has given me hope by being there..."

Help more kids like Jimmy in 2022 “Jimmy started shutting down whenever he used to come home from school,” remembers Ms. Solis. “I started getting worried – I asked the principal: ‘Can I come in and see his behavior?’ And they wo…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
November 29, 2021 at 4:21 PM

“Children's Law Center was at the graduation..."

Can you help us be there for more graduations in 2022? “When I had COVID, they had to put me on the ventilator,” recalled Ms. Harris. Luckily, before that happened, Ms. Harris’ mom reached out to us. “My mom said, ‘Children’s Law…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
November 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM

25 years wiser and stronger because of YOU

Our thanks and appreciation as we look ahead to 2022 Celebrating 25 years of Children’s Law Center has renewed my gratitude for you and the many supporters and partners who have learned and worked alongside us. Your commitment h…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 3:22 PM

“I keep them on speed dial...”

Can we call on you to help? Thank you, Ms. Harris, for trusting us to be there to answer your calls. Thank you to the 40,000 children and families who have also trusted us to be there these past 25 years. Thank you to our partne…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 26, 2021 at 1:54 PM

Tonight: Mix, mingle and celebrate another milestone with us

Just hours until our 25th Anniversary Benefit It’s the milestones that move and motivate us: An 8th grade student’s graduation after her school provided the right special education supports she needed to learn. A family breathi…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 2:07 PM

We’re counting down, are you?

Just 5 days left until our Helping Children Soar Benefit! We’re only 5 days away from our 25th Anniversary Helping Children Soar Benefit – and we can’t wait to see you there!  RSVP now for our virtual Benefit on Tuesday, October…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 14, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Less Than Two Weeks to Go!

Join for an evening of celebration, reflection – and trivia! We're less than two weeks away from our virtual 25th Anniversary Helping Children Soar Benefit – and we can’t wait to see you there!   Join us on Tuesday, October 26th…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 2:33 PM

October 26th Premiere: 25 Years of Helping Children Soar

Can you join us? 25 years ago, the world first saw how a computer could fit into the palm of our hands. The blizzard of ’96 shut down the federal government for days. And DC welcomed a new organization – one that would have an i…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Celebrating the Greats and Grands Who Support DC Kids

Honor a Grandparent You Love on September 12 For Noel*, Grandma Dee has always been there – for birthdays and holidays or when Noel’s mom faced tough times. Dee is actually Noel’s great aunt, but the now 11-y…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
August 27, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Three insights on kids’ health + back to school with Dr. Beers

Watch for tips on navigating the next phase of the pandemic “It has been one of the really great highlights of my career to work with Children’s Law Center in so many different ways." - Dr. Lee Beers. …
  Sharra E. Greer · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 3:48 PM

Celebrating record-breaking investments in DC kids

DC children and families win in the FY22 budget As we entered the DC budget season, we anticipated an uphill battle. More than a year after the pandemic began, the outlook for the District was still uncertain: A looming end to …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 2:02 PM

You’re Invited! A Delicate Balance: Kids’ Health & the Return to School

A conversation with AAP President Dr. Lee Beers We are excited to announce the next event in our 25th Anniversary Event series: a Community Conversation featuring American Academy of Pediatrics president Dr. Lee Beers on Tuesday…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 2:16 PM

KayKay’s Search for the Right Therapist

Fighting to meet the behavioral health needs of DC's kids “We need more people that have more experience with kids' mental health. Teenage mental health.” - KayKay, DC Youth KayKay shared this with us when we s…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 15, 2021 at 2:02 PM

A father's fight for his daughter's education

Plus! An opportunity to celebrate DC's outstanding men this Father's Day Mr. Sorto and his daughter, Yesenia, then nine-years-old. Every day we partner with caring fathers, grandfathers …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 1:11 PM

Watch now! Our evening with DC's award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson

Learn how we're making children's mental health a top priority What a wonderful evening! Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday to honor award-winning actress and mental health advocate, Taraji P. Henson, as Children’s Law Cen…