Miami, FL This week, the last of the computers donated by Bilzin Sumberg reached their final destinations the homes of children aging out of the foster care system, all of whom are involved with Lawyers For Children America (LFCA). Last month, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP proudly hosted the LFCA M.A.P.S. Reception and Networking Event, which kicked off the M.A.P.S. program following the receipt of a large grant from the Dade Community Foundation Safe Passage Initiative, and additional support from the Women's Fund of Miami Dade County.
Bilzin Sumberg and its attorneys welcomed the new M.A.P.S. project participants and generously donated computers to all of the foster teens who are currently involved in the project. These computers will enable recipients to conduct research, navigate the internet, complete school assignments and build additional skill sets that will assist them in future career planning.
M.A.P.S., short for "Mentor, Attorney and Peer Support," is a program that brings together LFCA pro bono attorneys and former foster care youth to provide advocacy and mentoring to current foster care teens preparing to age out of the system.
Bilzin Sumberg's commitment to the surrounding community and organizations like LFCA extends far beyond the office. Through its Bilzin Sumberg Cares initiative, the firm continues to pledge its commitment to the positive development of the South Florida community. In 2008, the firm was honored by LFCA with the John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, which was presented to law firms that demonstrate a strong commitment to providing pro bono services to LFCA.
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