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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