June 12, 2018 (LOS ANGELES) – Proskauer’s Los Angeles Adopt-a-School class visited The Ocean Park Community Center (OPCC) Cloverfield Center on June 6 as a part of their end-of-the-year service project. Our Adopt-a-School program provides high school juniors with a series of monthly enrichment workshops throughout the school year, focused on college and career readiness.
At The OPCC, which provides sustenance, shelter, and services to L.A.’s homeless population, our class spent the afternoon making jewelry and painting with the residents. “The students, attorneys and OPCC members were happily talking, working, and consulting with one another on their art projects,” said legal recruiting coordinator Yasamin Yeganeh, who participated in the event. Their completed paintings will be hung in Cloverfield’s gallery.
According to professional resources specialist Rita Rausch, “the Adopt-a-School initiative is important because it showcases the many layers of working at a law firm – something many students aren’t familiar with. Showing the students our strong commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative is a great opportunity for them to see how, as a corporate entity, we strive to create a better community.” Rita helps to lead the Adopt-a-School initiative in our L.A. office.
The Firm’s L.A. Adopt-a-School cohort attends Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, which is a part of the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools network. In addition to L.A., Proskauer has Adopt-a-School programs in Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C.