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  • Wendy Dessy
    Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility
    t:+1.212.969.3627
  • Elizabeth Dorsey
    Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator
    t:+1.212.969.5193

Education

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Education is the springboard to a better life for children in underserved communities. That’s why Proskauer has expanded its commitment to advancing education through effective partnerships and collaborations. Our aim: to inspire future leaders with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they’ll need for success.

Recent Highlights

 

Adopt-a-School Program Collaborates With The Center for Conflict Resolution

Proskauer’s Adopt-a-School program teamed up with The Center for Conflict Resolution (CRR) to lead a workshop for Muchin Prep students in Chicago, teaching them how to manage conflict and negotiate with others to create durable and meaningful resolutions. This interactive and informative program taught the class how to evaluate conflict through five approaches: competition, accommodation, avoidance, compromise and collaboration.
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Proskauer Reads to New York City Students, Partners with Read Ahead

Proskauer is a proud partner of Read Ahead, an organization that promotes literacy in elementary schools through mentoring and one-on-one weekly read-aloud sessions.
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Proskauer Coaches Local High School Moot Court Team

Proskauer hosted the final moot court competition for students from Francis Lewis High School at its New York office. Members of the Firm watched two of the students argue whether the stop and frisk of a woman wearing gang attire in a high crime area was constitutional. Partners Michael Cardozo, Margaret Dale and Joshua Newville presided as judges and provided constructive feedback to the competitors.
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Teaching Tech to Rosie's Theater Kids

On February 23rd, Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids) visited our New York office for a comprehensive technology workshop created by our IT trainer Consuelo Rockcliff-Stein. Eighteen high school juniors and seniors from RTKids were equipped with a laptop and learned the value and importance of managing their personal information through social media.
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NYC Adopt-a-School Students Visit Nasdaq’s Market Bell Stage

Proskauer's Adopt-a-School class of 30 high school juniors from Manhattan Hunter Science High School in New York City took a private tour of the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square. Nasdaq MarketSite is the location for Nasdaq’s market bell ceremonies and provides panoramic views of NYC.
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In London, Bridging the High School-Workplace Gap for Teens

The entire breadth of Proskauer’s London Office talent – partners, associates and support staff – have activated their mentoring skills to help local teenage students explore their education and work aspirations and develop skills they need for pursuing their chosen paths. Proskauer mentors are meeting with students every few weeks through July 2016. Mentors are providing general support and guidance, helping students to build confidence and self-awareness, develop resilience, increase their organizational skills, and become skilled resume preparers and interviewees. The program is being run in partnership with Think Forward, an education and coaching program aimed at teens at risk of not making the transition from secondary education into the world of careers and higher education.
 
 
 

In Paris, Kindling New Possibilities for Young Entrepreneurs

In October, lawyers in Proskauer’s Paris office shared insights with young entrepreneurs about how to navigate the tricky legal aspects of starting a business. The training session, which covered company formation and corporate law, was Proskauer’s contribution to the intensive, two-week “Press Start” training program offered to 20 young entrepreneurs through French nonprofit Global Potential. The program, which focuses its efforts on youths from disadvantaged areas of France, came to a close with a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where the entrepreneurs presented their goals and projects.