Bilzin Sumberg and United Way Dedicate Day of Service to Belafonte TACOLCY Center

Press Release
March 5, 2024
MIAMI, FL – On March 3, in connection with its Bilzin Sumberg Cares community involvement program, Bilzin Sumberg partnered with United Way Miami to support the Belafonte TACOLCY Center in the enhancement and beautification of its affiliated facility in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami.

Over 110 Bilzin Sumberg attorneys, staff, and their families, along with their counterparts at United Way, gathered at the TACOLCY Center to learn about its various programs and activities for local youth and families, spanning education, technology, athletics, and the arts.

The volunteers then broke out into small groups to paint the inside and outside of the facility, plant bushes along the outside of the building, build picnic tables for staff members, and organize their supply room.

“We are delighted and honored to lend our efforts to enhancing the TACOLCY Center as Liberty City’s preeminent venue for youth enrichment,” remarked Lori Lustrin, a Partner in the Trial & Litigation Group and Chair of the Bilzin Sumberg Cares program, “the opportunity to contribute to the transformational work of the Center inspires all of us at Bilzin Sumberg.” 

The Belafonte TACOLCY Center offers a diverse range of programs designed to inspire, educate, and empower the Liberty City community. From youth development and educational initiatives to health and wellness services, each program is carefully crafted to meet the evolving needs of the local community, fostering growth, learning, and positive change. Currently, TACOLCY engages more than 5,000 youth and parents each year through direct services, programs and events.

About Bilzin Sumberg & Bilzin Sumberg Cares
Bilzin Sumberg counsels clients whose business and legal opportunities and challenges span the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia. The firm’s growth has paralleled that of its Miami home base, a region known for its rich cultural, social, and professional diversity. Bilzin Sumberg stands at the center of virtually every major transaction shaping Florida and is at the forefront of the state’s most pressing economic issues – from infrastructure, transit and mobility, to affordability and the diversification of the state’s economy. Bilzin Sumberg lawyers concentrate on services at the heart of both regional and international commerce, including real estate, land development and government relations, environmental, construction, corporate and securities, finance, joint ventures, domestic and international tax and private wealth planning, antitrust, business litigation, and public-private partnerships.

Now in its seventeenth year, Bilzin Sumberg Cares is the centerpiece of the firm's philanthropic activity, continuing the firm's legacy of community service by ensuring that attorneys and staff alike are able to participate in charitable projects, promoting a sense of social responsibility and a "pay it forward" mentality. The program has spanned numerous types of worthwhile initiatives, from cancer walks and toy drives to children's reading programs and pro bono legal clinics.

Lori Lustrin
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