Breaking the cycle
It took one person — one advocate — who truly heard me to change the trajectory of my life. My grandmother gained custody and was able to access the financial means to support me.
I became the first person in my family to graduate from college. And when I was looking for a chance to give back to my community, I found The Children’s Law Center. I intended to volunteer, but a client services position was open and here I am four years later.
Sometimes a lawyer will return from court and tell the story of one of our child clients. It’s more than a story to me. It’s real life. A place like CLC gave me a voice years ago.
At CLC we enable kids to be a part of the process that’s designed to help them. Nothing is more powerful than that.