Corporate Champions for Children
Over the years, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has assisted CWLA in supporting effective leadership in state government, facilitating the exchange of information among public agency child welfare commissioners, publishing guides and curricula to foster best practice in child welfare services, and enabling participation by youth and families at regional conferences and training events, among other initiatives.
With Baja Fresh®, it's easy to eat FRESH and raise funds at the same time! On Children's Memorial Flag Day, April 22, 2005, two DC-based Baja Fresh locations donated 15% of their net proceeds to the Child Welfare League of America. Dozens of supporters flocked to Baja Fresh to indulge in delicious Mexican food, garner funds for CWLA, and celebrate the end of a successful 2005 Children's Memorial Flag Campaign. We are grateful to Baja Fresh for their enthusiasm and support.
For more information about Baja Fresh Fundraisers, please visit their website.
Casey Family Programs has collaborated with CWLA on major awareness initiatives calling national attention to the needs of young people in foster care and promoting policy changes for transitioning youth, permanency planning, and educational success. Casey's funding of National Foster Care Month has enabled CWLA and other national organizations to provide its member agencies and the field at large with communication tools to help better inform the public and policymakers about issues critical to children and youth in care.
In 2005, five of North America's premier child welfare organizations stood together to host Truth and Reconciliation in Child Welfare: Mapping the Path to Healing. This groundbreaking conference convened leaders and experts in tribal and nontribal child welfare services from the United States and Canada to look back in the spirit of reconciliation and look forward toward securing a brighter future for all indigenous children, youth, and families. We are deeply grateful to Continental Airlines, whose generous support enabled Native American youth and tribal elders to travel to Niagra Falls for this conference.
Communication Works provided CWLA with invaluable public relations expertise for the Children's Memorial Flag Campaign. Their understanding of marketing and public relations helped CWLA to create a highly effective communication program for this powerful public awareness initiative.
Holland & Knight encourages lawyers in all of its offices to provide pro bono legal services. For almost 40 years, Chesterfield Smith, the firm's Chairman Emeritus, has imbued Holland & Knight lawyers with a sense of community purpose and the recognition that they have a professional duty to provide needy people and groups with free legal services. In 1990, Holland & Knight established its Community Services Team (CST) to more effectively marshal its resources to provide legal representation to those who cannot afford it. The CST is a structured, institutionalized department within the firm, drawing on all of the firm's resources. CWLA is grateful to Holland & Knight for its donation of invaluable legal services and expertise. Their guidance helps CWLA fulfill its mission of improving life for vulnerable children and their families.
FTI, a global business advisory firm, provided the League with pro bono assistance with fiscal and business analysis. Their role in CWLA's transition was a crucial part of our success.
The Innis Maggiore Group donated time and talent to create a dynamic, engaging presentation for CWLA to use in its pitch to potential corporate partners. The presentation was polished, sophisticated, and visually stunning, creatively infusing the warmth of CWLA's mission into each and every screen. Their team is efficient, accurate, and extremely talented. We are deeply appreciative of their generosity.
Established by Casey Family Programs in 2001, the Marguerite Casey Foundation helps give a voice to low-income families by supporting them in advocating for themselves within their communities. The foundation aligns with CWLA's mission of ensuring the safety and well-being of children by strengthening families.
A long-time supporter of CWLA's programmatic work, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund has assisted the League through the transition to a new strategic plan and business model.
December 2004 was an extremely difficult month for the students, faculty, and staff at the IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast Washington, DC, as they were irrevocably impacted by two probable cases of arson in less than two weeks. To aid in the healing process, CWLA introduced an innovative poetry curriculum to the 11th and 12th grade humanities students at IDEA. This unique project culminated as these impassioned and articulate youth spoke out during CWLA's first-ever Youth Poetry Slam, held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel during CWLA's 2005 National Conference.
CWLA has been fortunate to benefit from a genuine partnership with the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel for the past four years. Yet this year, the Marriott went above and beyond in their support for CWLA by generously sponsoring the Youth Poetry Slam. By all accounts, the Poetry Slam was undoubtedly a highlight of the conference for our nearly 1,300 attendees. We look forward to collaborating with the Marriott in years to come to benefit children, youth, and families.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, has been very supportive of CWLA and its efforts to restructure and strengthen the organization as it continues to work on behalf of children and their families. Morgan Lewis' expertise has helped to position both the board and management of CWLA to better understand and more effectively respond to daily operational, strategic, financial, and business challenges.
Since 1999, the Prudential Foundation has partnered with CWLA to create the Prudential Positive Parenting Program, allowing CWLA to deliver a parenting education curriculum, at no cost, to more than 25,000 child care, Head Start, and other early childhood programs. The Prudential Foundation's commitment has also helped CWLA train more than 2,000 parent educators, and supported CWLA initiatives on behalf of children who have lost their paren s to HIV/AIDS. In 2003, Prudential announced a three-year commitment to CWLA's new Creating Parenting-Rich Communities initiative, designed to give parents and community leaders the information, resources, and tools to improve children's lives.
Research USA Inc. generously donated time and expertise to help CWLA create a readership survey for its bimonthly magazine, Children's Voice. The response rate on the survey was quite impressive, allowing CWLA to gather useful information about its Children's Voice readers. This valuable information has helped our advertisers tailor their content to maximize their advertising dollars, and has also succeeded in attracting new advertisers to the magazine.
Research USA Inc. has more than 30 years experience in delivering to clients the critical data they need to succeed. CWLA is grateful to Research USA Inc. for its generosity and support.
Mark Sincevich generously donated the services of his corporation, Staash Press, to CWLA for the first time in April 2005. Mr. Sincevich, professional speaker, photographer, and author , volunteered his time and talent to photograph CWLA's Children's Memorial Flag Day event at the IDEA Public Charter School. In June 2005, Mr. Sincevich once again volunteered his expertise to photograph CWLA's DC UCAN Teen Report Card 2005 Press Conference.
Click here to read excerpts from The Real Ideal: Using Inspirational Poetry and a Personal Journal to Jump-Start Your Creativity and Your Life by Mark Sincevich.
T Minus 1 Creative provided CWLA with the stunning animated web ads for the Children's Memorial Flag Campaign. Their powerful visuals helped attract new supporters to this important public awareness initiative.
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