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“We knew Layla had been surrounded by terrible violence, and we spent the first two meetings just listening to her story. It was really tough. She was a bubbly nine year old who just wanted to be with her family. She told us wanted to become a joyful teacher when she grows up, but it’s really hard for her to talk about what she saw in El Salvador and the danger her family faced.” – Alexandra Lu, Associate, Goodwin
Each year, KIND bestows Allegiance Awards to partners that have gone above and beyond in their representation of unaccompanied children. This year, KIND’s 2016 Allegiance Awards were awarded to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Hughes
KIND was so pleased to honor The Walt Disney Company with the Innovation Award at this year’s 2016 gala in New York City. Disney began partnering with KIND almost two years ago in 2014, when
“Helping the clients in these cases, the children themselves, is really what I am passionate about. These kids are caught in the crossfire of this very dangerous and daunting situation in their home countries and the political strife around immigration in this country. But these are just two young girls who are trying to have a safe childhood with a loving family member, just like any other kids would.” Kira Hettinger, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC