On June 6th, DLA Piper received the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award for its role in Project LEARN, a pilot program of the Law Center.
Project LEARN (Lawyers Education Access Resource Network) is a cutting-edge initiative designed to ensure children who are homeless have a stable school life. The Law Center has trained [number] DLA Piper lawyers from across the country to: provide legal support to families when schools refuse to enroll children based on their lack of housing; train and provide support to school officials on best practices; and advocate for new education protections for homeless children. DLA Piper’s work, done on a pro bono basis, has already changed the lives of numerous homeless children in their families. The Law Center is proud to have such a committed partner on this critical work. Congratulations to DLA Piper!