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  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 3:03 PM

TOMORROW! Get your ticket now for our conversation on children's mental health

Plus! Register to attend before Tuesday at noon -- and give a book to a child JUST ONE DAY UNTIL our next 25th anniversary celebration -- a conversation with DC's own Taraji P. Henson! Join us tomorrow night -- Tuesday, June…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 3:08 PM

There's still time! Sponsor or buy tickets for 6/8 conversation with Taraji P. Henson

Plus! Register to attend before Monday -- and give a book to a child Join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for our next 25th anniversary celebration -- a conversation with DC's own Taraji P. Henson! Please join us for an evening…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 2:29 PM

Get your tickets today! June 8 conversation on children’s mental health

A night of learning, discussion and action about children's mental health We are less than a month away from our next 25th anniversary celebration -- a conversation with Taraji P. Henson! This is Part 1 of our 2021 Helping Ch…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 3:15 PM

June 8: A Conversation with DC's Own Taraji P. Henson

A night of learning, discussion and action about children's mental health We are less than a month away from our next 25th anniversary celebration -- a conversation with Taraji P. Henson! This is Part 1 of our 2021 Helping Ch…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 2:32 PM

Celebrating DC's Women this Mother's Day

Honor a mom, grandmom or woman in your life The pandemic took a toll on families everywhere -- parents and caregivers working double-duty to keep their children learning while balancing jobs. This Mother's…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 21, 2021 at 3:39 PM

FW: Bearing Witness

Words are never enough Good morning,   As my colleagues and I reflect on yesterday’s verdicts, we’re experiencing a range of emotions. Just as the guilty verdicts were read, a Black child – this time a 15 year-old girl in foster …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 20, 2021 at 4:30 PM

June 8: Special Event with DC's Own Taraji P. Henson

A night of learning, discussion and action about children's mental health Join us Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for a night of learning, discussion and action as we honor DC's own Taraji P. Henson. As children and families naviga…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Weathering a Massive Storm Together

A look back at 2020 and what lies ahead Early in the pandemic, Ms. Jay* called one of our attorneys. Her daughter was in the hospital with COVID-19, and her grandson, William, needed his psychiatric medicat…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM

What Learning Loss Means for DC's Students

Watch our latest Community Conversation More than a year after the pandemic shuttered DC's schools, learning has continued to be difficult or even impossible for the majority of DC's students. We see the i…
  Erica McCollum · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Announcing the 2020 Champions for Children Winners!

Four Organizations Make Outstanding Contributions to Kids in Need Over the past year, children and families across DC have faced extraordinary hardships disrupting their daily lives. The effects of the pan…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 2:40 PM

Celebrating Black Leaders Who Inspire DC's Kids

Featuring Art from Children in Our Community The first child advocate I saw in action was Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and long-time leader of Children’s Defense Fund. That was more than 30 years ago, d…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 3:07 PM

Highlights from our ethics conversation with Dr. Grady

Watch our first 25th anniversary event Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Christine Grady, Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center—and on…
  Sharra E. Greer · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Our renewed fight

Building on our 2020 legislative wins for DC’s kids Next week, Children’s Law Center will testify at the first of more than ten DC agency oversight hearings. As ever, we will urge DC Councilmembers to ensure …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
January 15, 2021 at 3:09 PM

Join us on Jan. 28 - first event in our 25th anniversary year

A conversation with Dr. Christine Grady: Ethics of a Vaccine Last fall, Children’s Law Center honored Dr. Christine Grady and her husband, Dr. Anthony Fauci, during our Helping Children Soar Benefit. I had the pleasure of sittin…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
January 6, 2021 at 4:47 PM

25th Anniversary Event Series: Ethics of a Vaccine

A conversation with Dr. Christine Grady During our Helping Children Soar Benefit last fall, Children’s Law Center honored Dr. Christine Grady and her husband, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as our 2020 Child Advocates. I had the pleasure of…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 3:22 PM

Hours Left to Give! Let’s Make 2021 better for Kids

Help us fight for more kids like Deshala, Sebastian and Kamira There are just hours left to make an impact in the lives of DC’s children this year. 2020 has been challenging for everyone, but you can make 2…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 4, 2020 at 3:54 PM

Give Kids like Deshala the Stability to Dream Big

Your Gift Helps Us Jump In When a Child is in Crisis Deshala learned early on how to handle whatever life threw her way. At 8, she called 911 when her mother collapsed on the floor. At 10, she started payin…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 2:43 PM

Thank You from DC’s Children and Families!

The Watson family joins us in wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! On behalf of our entire Children's Law Center family, thank you for being a part of our community! Together, we can help more than 5,000 child…
  Tracy L. Goodman, Healthy Together Director · [email protected]
November 13, 2020 at 3:01 PM

A New Start for One DC Family

(Video) See the impact of our work here and now Mr. and Mrs. Jurado with their sons Elmer and Jonathan in their repaired apartment. More than eight months since the pandemic hit the DC region, we see chil…
  Jen Masi · [email protected]
October 28, 2020 at 2:16 PM

The Power of Our Pro Bono Partnerships

Reaching more than 5,000 children and families every year Pro Bono Partner Williams & Connolly Helps DC Families Secure Homes for Future Holidays In December 2018, residents across the District were p…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 8:05 PM

#HelpingChildrenSoar Highlights and Opportunities to Get Involved

Watch the rest of our conversation with Drs. Fauci and Grady What a wonderful week! Thank you all for joining us for our virtual #HelpingChildrenSoar Benefit. Thanks to your generosity, we raised more th…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 9:59 PM

It's Not Too Late to Join Tonight's #HelpingChildrenSoar Benefit

Hear more from Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Christine Grady It's not too late to join the second night of our virtual Benefit Week. Make a gift now, and you will receive a link to join us at 6:30pm ET. Tonight, Executive Direct…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 9:46 PM

#HelpingChildrenSoar: Highlights from Night One

Don't miss the rest of our conversation with Drs. Fauci and Grady We hope you were able to join our first Helping Children Soar virtual event last night. If you missed it, click here to watch a recording to hear directly from our…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 5, 2020 at 9:41 PM

One Hour Until Our #HelpingChildrenSoar Benefit

Join as we honor Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Christine Grady Click here to join us in just a little over an hour - at 6:30 pm ET - for night one of our virtual Benefit Week. The event will stream right on this page, but please…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 5:01 PM

Can you join Drs. Fauci and Grady on Oct. 5?

Donate today and have your gift doubled! Click here to join us on Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm ET as Children's Law Center's 2020 Distinguished Child Advocates, Dr. Christine Grady and her husband Dr. Anthony Fauci, sit down wit…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 17, 2020 at 7:04 PM

Join Us to Honor Drs. Fauci and Grady on Oct. 5!

Coming Together to Help Children Soar Join us on Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm ET for the first event in our 2020 Benefit Week -- a fireside chat with Children's Law Center's 2020 Distinguished Child Advocates, Dr. Anthony Fauci a…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
September 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Cherishing the Many Grandparents Shaping Children’s Futures

Celebrate a Grandparent You Love on September 13 “Raising my grandsons brings so much joy to my life,” says Mr. Waters, one of the many grandparent caregivers Children’s Law Center works with every day. “Ta…
  Tracy L. Goodman, Healthy Together Director · [email protected]
September 1, 2020 at 2:07 PM

Jump Ropes, Books and Robots

Activity Kits to Keep Kids Learning and Having Fun Elmer and Jonathon build a toy included in their summer activity kits. This past school year and summer have been unlike any other. Abrupt school closur…
  Judith Sandalow, Children's Law Center · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 3:06 PM

Health Care During the Pandemic

Is Telemedicine the Solution? Accessing health care has been a longstanding challenge for the 1 in 2 DC children who rely on Medicaid. The pandemic made it even harder – but it also created an opportunity t…
  Chip Magid, Board Chair · [email protected]
August 4, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Some Welcome Good News

Judith Sandalow Honored with ABA John Minor Wisdom Award It is my honor to share some great news with you. Children’s Law Center Executive Director Judith Sandalow has been awarded the American Bar Associa…
  Policy Director Sharra E. Greer · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Helping DC’s Children Navigate a Changed World

Budget Wins Fund Essential Needs The pandemic has disrupted all our lives. For thousands of Black and Brown children living in low- and middle-income families, existing inequities have made the disruption c…
  Kathy Zeisel · [email protected]
July 10, 2020 at 2:32 PM

Videos to Help Keep DC's Children Healthy While Home

Share these helpful resources with DC families Over the last few months, I've heard many parents share their concerns about how to keep their homes clean and pest-free. This is especially true for parents …
  Judith Sandalow, Children's Law Center · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Celebrating LGBTQ Youth Every Month

Supreme Court Ruling Sends a Hopeful Sign to DC's Youth Last week Americans celebrated a historic Supreme Court decision confirming that federal employment protections extend to and protect gay, lesbian, bi…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
June 10, 2020 at 2:53 PM

Celebrating DC's Inspirational Men this Father's Day

Send a card to a man in your life Every day across DC, men inspire their children to be confident, caring and resilient. In our work on behalf of DC children, we meet so many men who have an impact in their…
  Judith Sandalow, Children's Law Center · [email protected]
June 1, 2020 at 7:59 PM

Racism is Trauma

A letter for DC’s white parents A mom speaks with her son about Say their Names art in DC. Photo by Scott Goldstein, EmpowerED. I want to start this letter with one simple message – Black…
  Chip Magid, Board Chair · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Helping Children Soar Benefit: Now Virtual this October!

Soaring in new ways to help children in our community As the District -- and the world -- confront one of the biggest challenges of our time, Children's Law Center stands more committed than ever to helping children and families soar in many ways. We know those we w…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 22, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Making Mental Health a Priority

Pass Along this Resource for Mental Health Awareness Month The pandemic is putting enormous stress on all families. With each passing day, the need for mental health supports increases. Yet the District's already complex mental health system is harder than ever to…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 13, 2020 at 2:37 PM

Our Focus on Preventing Abuse and Neglect

Listen to Our Interview on The Kojo Nnamdi Show sponsorship "One of the most important things [in dealing with the pandemic] is acknowledging how much stress has been put on families," said Children's Law Center Policy Director Sharra E. Greer.    Sharra spoke on WA…
  Jennifer Morris, Guardian ad Litem Program Director · [email protected]
May 8, 2020 at 2:07 PM

A Snapshot into the Lives of DC's Teens

Connecting teens with food, stable housing and medicine Teens can be energetic, adventurous and at times impulsive - all reasons they need extra support as they transition into adulthood. It is also why we prioritized making extra calls to all the children we work wi…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
May 1, 2020 at 3:09 PM

Celebrating DC's Phenomenal Women this Mother's Day

Send a Card to a Mom in Your Life Send a card to a woman who has made a difference in your life -- and support our work with the many strong women we meet every day, including birth moms, foster moms, adoptive moms, grandmoms, sisters, aunts, teachers and more. Moms …
  Tracy L. Goodman, Healthy Together Director · [email protected]
April 24, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Creative Solutions to Keep Children Learning

Catching Students Before They Fall Behind The moment DC's schools moved to remote learning, our lawyers started compiling all the questions we knew we needed to ask the children and families we serve: Do you have enough computers or tablets for all those who need one …
  Sharra E. Greer, Policy Director · [email protected]
April 17, 2020 at 2:04 PM

Turning 21 During a Pandemic

Update from Children's Law Center Policy Director Excitement. Independence. Anticipation.  These are all words someone might use when they turn 21. For DC's foster youth, their 21st birthday comes with a heavier burden. They need to find a place to live, pay for…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 9, 2020 at 2:27 PM

Proof that We Can't Do it Alone

Our 2019 Annual Report When I put pen to paper a few months ago to craft the introduction to our 2019 annual report, I wrote, "In a world of uncertainty, there is one thing we know: Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children right here in our own comm…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
April 1, 2020 at 2:43 PM

Ensuring No Children Fall through the Cracks

Prioritizing During a Pandemic As I reflect on how my colleagues at Children's Law Center have responded to the pandemic over the past two and a half weeks, I realize a sad truth: we have lots of experience helping families make hard choices and prioritize urgent …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
March 26, 2020 at 2:04 PM

These Champions are Committed to DC's Children

Thank you to those who make our work possible In 2019, we worked with several outstanding law firms and corporations to make DC a better place for children to learn and thrive. We are extremely thankful for each and every one of those partners - even more so today. The…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 3:04 PM

Children's Law Center's Priorities in Response to COVID-19

We stand committed to DC's Children and Families Children's Law Center, like each of you, is changing our operations because of the pandemic. We are focusing on three important issues: Protecting our staff, our clients and the community at large from the imminent health r…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Our Fight for #HealthyHousingDC

Helping Trinity and her family breathe easier sponsorship Eight-year-old Trinity Johnson. Photo credit: WUSA/Becca Knier For nearly a decade, Children's Law Center Attorney Kathy Zeisel has been fighting for healthier homes across the District. One property name has …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 2:48 PM

You can transform the life of a child today!

Your support matters now more than ever Today is the last day to make a tax-deductible gift to Children's Law Center in 2019. Your support enables us to fight so every child in the District has a loving family, good health, and a quality education. We reach 1 out of e…
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 26, 2019 at 3:33 PM

A Home for the Holidays

Please help a child find safety with a loving family Yesterday, a little girl named Bunny* ripped through her Christmas gifts. She tore into a box to reveal a new Minnie Mouse doll - her favorite. The 18-month-old gave the doll a hug, twirling around in her shiny red …
  Judith Sandalow · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Lucia's school was holding her back

You can make the difference in her education "Lucia* was so scared she was hiding under the table and shaking," her mother recalled. A smart, nine-year-old girl with autism, Lucia was in a loud classroom with 30 children. She was terrified to go to school and failing…