Cleary Gottlieb Receives Washington Lawyers’ Committee Outstanding Achievement Award for School Partnership Program

June 18, 2014

Cleary Gottlieb received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs at its annual Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon, in recognition of the firm’s pro bono partnership with McKinley Technology High School.

Through this partnership, Cleary Gottlieb lawyers have been working with McKinley on a bi-weekly basis in connection with the District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP), a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public high school students to enroll in and graduate from college. We helped to improve the percentage of McKinley’s students who applied for and were accepted into colleges and universities; worked with the DC-CAP office to help students complete financial aid applications, scholarship applications and writing samples; and mentored students in the Model UN and Debate Team. Recently the firm helped start two more major projects: the Greenhouse of Goodwill, and Parent University. The award cites all of these as providing a basis to “expand educational and economic opportunities for students, parents and the broader community.”

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