On Saturday, Oct. 20, KYL was presented with the President’s Award by the Long Beach Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the organization’s 33rd annual Founders Celebration Dinner & Awards Presentation.
KYL received the award for its work on behalf of the Law Day Program, which introduces law as a career to upper elementary through college-level students by connecting students with local attorneys and judges. The hosts of the program were very complimentary of the work KYL does on behalf of Law Day and that it otherwise performs in the community.
KYL associates Ginette Brown, Sean Cooney, and Erin Weesner-McKinley were joined at the event by their guest Scott Hinsche, who was recognized by the NAACP as one of Law Day’s founders. Hinsche expressed his gratitude to the firm for continuing its work on the program.
The NAACP also gave recognition in the areas of education, health, the arts, inspiration and volunteerism. Honorees have been chosen for carrying out work that honors the mission, objectives and vision of the NAACP in their workplace and in the community.
The event generates funds for Long Beach Branch NAACP Branch Programs such as: the Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO Program), Stay-in-School, Leadership Academy and Development Program, Scholar Dollars Program, Youth Wealth Empowerment Program, Non-Violent Conflict Resolution, Fit and Focus Camps, Discovery of the Arts, Talent Search and Development Program, Careers and Mentorship Program, Math and Science Collaboration (MESA) with CSULB, Law Day Program, Youth Entrepreneurs Program, and College Tuition Scholarship Program.
For more information on the Long Beach Branch of the NAACP, visit their website here.