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2011 FosterClub All-Star Applications Are Due By February 15th!

1.11.2011- Applications are due February 15th for FosterClub’s 2011 All-Stars! A team of young people age 18- 24 will be selected to serve a summer internship with FosterClub and assist in planning and facilitating Independent living Teen Conferences and other foster care and child welfare events held throughout the country. Youth will be selected to represent a diversity in foster care experiences, education, current paths (college, employment, job corps, etc.), race & ethnicity and geographical location. If you know a youth in foster care who might be interested in this fantastic opportunity, please pass this on! Applications are due by February 15th, 2011.

December 2010 Volunteer of the Month-Michelle Huntley Dill

12.6.2010
This month, CLC would like to honor Michelle Huntley Dill from UnitedHealth Group (UHG) as CLC’s Volunteer of the Month. This winter Michelle was able to work with Staples for a donation of 325 travel bags for CLC’s foster clients.

November 2010 Volunteer of the Month- Michelle Enright

11.12.2010
CLC has benefited over the years from hundreds of volunteers, many of whom have found unique ways to use their talents to help CLC and the children it represents. CLC’s Volunteer of the Month for November has contributed in an extraordinary way that not only is of huge help to CLC, but has the potential to help other children and organizations. We are pleased to recognize attorney Michelle Enright as the CLC Volunteer of the Month.

Volunteer of the Month, October 2010

ALIA BUKHOWA Alia is an undergraduate student at University of Minnesota, who found her way to CLC in the winter of 2010 for a human rights internship. She continued volunteering in the CLC office throughout the summer of… Read More

Awards and Announcements

10.8.10
CLC would also like to congratulate the following individuals for their achievements in September:
Anne Tyler Gueinzius, Ann Marie Hanrahan, Robert Nelson, Boyd Savage and Cyrenthia Shaw. Congratiulations!

Volunteer of the Month, September 2010- Peter Hendrixson

9.8.10
When considering our Volunteer of the Month selection for September, one name stood out: Pete Hendrixson. Pete’s incredible recent efforts on behalf of one very special client, in addition to his many years of commitment to CLC, made this pick an easy one. Pete Hendrixson has been a volunteer attorney for CLC since 1998. He served on CLC’s Board of Directors from 2003 through 2008, including one term as President.

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota Announces its 15th Annual Benefit & Celebration and its 2010 Award Winners

8.26.10
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) announces its 2010 Award Winners. CLC is giving its Distinguished Service Award to UnitedHealth Group and Lindquist & Vennum. Dr. Amos Deinard is the Rosalie E. Wahl Justice for Children Award winner, and Minneapolis Police Officers Michael Kirchen and Mark Klukow, creators of the Bike Cops for Kids program, and Dorsey & Whitney attorney Sellano Simmons are the Heroes for Children Award recipients.

Resources for Youth Experiencing Homelessness

CLC has developed a comprehensive resource guide for youth experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. This guidebook contains information about the various organizations that provide services for youth, including legal services, shelter, housing, medical services, clothing, food, mental health services, and advocacy.

Children’s Law Center: Changing to Meet the Needs of Today’s Foster Youth

8.10.2010
Foster youth today face many challenges. To better address these challenges, CLC is focusing efforts on providing a more holistic approach to better support its foster youth clients. CLC is committed to finding and providing legal support in areas where these children need it, in addition to their child protection case. Looking out for the health, wellbeing and future of our foster clients is a big job.

Volunteer of the Month, August 2010- Jim Proman

8.10.2010
CLC’s August Volunteer of the Month is Jim Proman. We are honoring Jim both for his outstanding representation of foster children, and for his all-around support of CLC and the work we do.

Jim is always thinking about how he can help CLC. When he comes across an article in the New York Times or other publications, he sends CLC a link to the article, in case it may be helpful. We wholeheartedly appreciate Jim’s enthusiasm for the work CLC does. Jim has also been a faithful financial supporter of CLC for many years, and he is a frequent attendee at CLC events, such as the Wine-Tasting Party held in May. We enjoy seeing Jim at these events and truly appreciate his consistent support over the years.