Fall Scholarship Celebration

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A Successful 2021 Event!
A fun time was had by all who attended our 15th Annual Fall Scholarship Celebration on Thursday, October 14th! It was great to catch up with old friends, dedicated supporters, and many new acquaintances as we honored the work of the Silicon Valley Law Foundation’s Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (LACY) program for its many years of service to under-represented individuals and families. Andrew Cain, Directing Attorney, accepted our 2021 Outstanding Community Partner award on behalf of LACY. Our very special guest speaker was our 10-year-old client, Leo, who spoke about his own educational journey and academic success, in large part due to his great tutors at the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center. Yay Leo!
 
We gratefully acknowledge the delicious catering service provided by CuisineStyle by Pamela Keith, and our wine sponsor, Bill Butler, President & CEO of WL Butler Construction, Inc. Thank you!
John Brentar giving intro to the evening
John Brentar giving the evening's intro
Ashley Koedel presenting award to Andrew Cain from LACY
Ashley Koedel presenting award to Andrew Cain from LACY
Crowd looking on
Part of the crowd looking on to the ceremony
Youngster Leo gave a testimonial
Young client Leo described how much his tutor has helped him

The Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. was pleased to honor the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth program as its 2021 Outstanding Community Partner.

The Law Foundation seeks social justice in Silicon Valley and beyond through vigorous legal advocacy. They advance the rights of under-represented individuals and families in our diverse community through legal services, strategic advocacy, and educational outreach. In its Legal Advocates for Children and Youth program, the Law Foundation uses a multidisciplinary service model to help youth lead healthy and productive lives, providing representation to child victims of abuse and neglect, supporting special needs students in efforts to obtain appropriate school-based services, and educate youth about their legal rights.

The Law Foundation is a long-time partner of Morrissey-Compton in the Santa Clara County Educational Rights Project. Through this project, Morrissey-Compton works collaboratively with the Department of Family and Children’s Services and the Juvenile Division of the Probation Department to promote the school-related needs of youth involved in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems. Combining the Law Foundation’s legal advocacy with Morrissey-Compton’s diagnostic and treatment services ensures system-involved youth will receive a high level of service to help eliminate barriers impeding their academic success.

Visit the Law Foundation at www.lawfoundation.org.

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Please join us for our 15th annual celebration of educators and community partners in support of the special needs of our community!

Date:  Thursday, October 14, 2021
Time:
  6:00pm – Reception & Gathering, 7:00pm – Program
Location:
  Jennings Pavilion, Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave., Atherton