As some of you already know, I sit on the junior board for the Adams Street Foundation (ASF). The ASF serves the students of the Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice (SLJ) by helping to support the SLJ's high quality, broad-based enrichment programs with the goal of helping all students succeed in college and their future careers.
Please help me and my fellow ASF junior board members raise funds for the SLJ's incredibly worthy programs by donating to our Race Judicata 2017 fundraising campaign in support of my participation in this year's 5k walk/run. As always, thank you in advance for your generosity!
This year's Race Judicata is a 5K run/walk will be held in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, and is hosted once again by the Student Bar Association of Brooklyn Law School and SLJ's Junior Board. All proceeds from the race are donated to the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, in memory of the late BLS Professor Barry Zaretsky. Race Judicata 2017 will take on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 11:00am. All are welcome to run, walk, or cheer.
For further information or to get help creating a fundraiser, donating to a team, or registering to run/walk, please contact Amanda Zenteno at email@example.com or 718-834-6716.
SLJ is a public high school that serves a population of low-income students of color—70% of them live at or below the poverty line, and 75% will be the first in their family to go to college. SLJ does not screen its students, meaning that it accepts incoming 9th graders irrespective of academic ability, and through its three pillars of education—intensive academic instruction, robust enrichment offerings woven into the curriculum, and individualized college preparatory support—gives them the tools to create a brighter future for themselves. Most students arrive in 9th grade with a 4th or 5th grade reading level, but by 11th grade more than 90% pass the English Common Core exam.
Last year, 95% of the senior class graduated and 90% went on to enroll in college.
Brooklyn Law School has partnered with SLJ since its inception. The Student Bar Association has been committed to helping raise funds to deliver the enrichment programming and college and career services that the school would not otherwise have the resources to provide. Donations in support of the runners/walkers can be made through SLJ's non-profit partner, the Adams Street Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. Cash and checks will be accepted on the day of the race.