Thomas Jefferson School of Law's CLIMB Program Enters Its 7th Year
San Diego, California April 26, 2017 Education News(PRLEAP.COM) SAN DIEGO, CA, 4/26/17 – On April 13th, the Crawford Legal Institute Mentorship Bond Program (CLIMB) completed its seventh year of operations with the largest ever group of student volunteers.
It has been an extraordinary journey seeing students from Crawford graduate from this program and go onto to college to become successful professionals. But we are also thankful to have another dynamo year of ambitious programming designed and implemented by Thomas Jefferson School of Law student volunteers in coordination with the Crawford Legal Academy. Some of this year's program highlights from CLIMB include having:
It is hoped CLIMB will become the first step in developing a pipeline and mentorship program with area community colleges and the Pathways to Law School program partnership that is currently in the works with Thomas Jefferson School of Law. CLIMB is also in talks to expand to the Los Angeles area where many volunteers have roots and passion for education and mentorship.
This year CLIMB was led by program co-coordinators Philemon Norris and Constance Perry along with Board members Cristina Babin, Jessica Dance, Olavo Michel and Armando Diaz Lombardo Ocariz.
These board members put in countless hours going above and beyond the call of duty and CLIMB requires an extraordinary commitment to design, implement a curriculum in conjunction with Crawford faculty. A plaque and certificate ceremony honoring these members and our volunteers allowed for a wonderful opportunity to thank these selfless individuals.
Next year's co-coordinators are Bethany Tate and Anastasia Rose and we look forward to another stellar year under their stewardship.
"I am very proud of our Thomas Jefferson School of Law Board and volunteers," said Professor Dyson. "They stepped up to many challenges and conquered them. I also very moved by the touching mentorship bond that has formed between Crawford and Thomas Jefferson School of Law students. We see right before our eyes the students' transformation and the direct impact we are making to change lives, days and weeks at a time. It has been one of the most profoundly meaningful experiences Thomas Jefferson School of Law students have in their time in law school."
In 2013, the CLIMB Program received State Bar of California Education Pipeline Award.
SEE: Thomas Jefferson School of Law's CLIMB Program Wins State Bar Award
Professor Maurice Dyson is the CLIMB faculty advisor and co-founder along with Professor Emeritus William Slomanson.
Contact Professor Maurice Dyson, Bethany Tate or Anastasia Rose if you would like to learn more about participating in CLIMB next year at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Thomas Jefferson School of Law is to provide an outstanding legal education for a nationally-based, diverse student body in a collegial and supportive environment with attention to newly emerging areas of law, particularly those related to technological development, globalization and the quest for social justice. Located in Downtown San Diego, Thomas Jefferson School of Law has evolved into an innovative, cutting-edge law school, devoted to the individual needs and success of its students. More information is available at www.tjsl.edu.
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