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2023 Helping Children Soar Benefit

Children's Law Center Family Outreach Worker Shirelle Kouyate speaks at 2023 Helping Children Soar Benefit.

On September 28th, we gathered at District Winery on the Anacostia waterfront for our annual Benefit!

At our Helping Children Soar Benefit, we celebrated the Children’s Law Center community. 

This community – from our staff and the parents and youth we work with to advocacy partners, policymakers, pro bono lawyers and donors – makes so much change possible.  

That change has profound ripple effects. If you were able to join us at the Benefit, you heard from Shirelle Kouyate. We first met her when she was advocating for her son, whose school failed to meet his special education needs, often making him sit apart from the other students.   

Watch our 2023 Benefit Program, featuring Board Chair Traevena Byrd, Executive Director Judith Sandalow and Family Outreach Worker Shirelle Kouyate.

With help from Children’s Law Center, Shirelle transferred her son to a new school that met his needs and helped him thrive. That gave her the ability to quit her night job and look for one during the day – and, luckily for us, she chose to join Children’s Law Center.

You can watch the full program above, and see more photos from the event here!

Our Sponsors

A special thank you to our leading sponsors for creating vibrant possibilities for DC children: