Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program Announces Next Recipient: Chucktown Squash Scholars
Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) November 16, 2017 – While the Steinberg Law Firm is best known for protecting the rights of injured people, it also prioritizes its service to their local community. For over 90 years, the personal injury firm has made it their mission to give back to local organizations across the lowcountry who are equally dedicated to improving the lives of others.
The Steinberg Law Firm’s Community Fund Program is just one of the many ways in which the personal injury firm gives back to its community. The program is unique because it is exclusively led by the firm’s staff. The entire team is delighted to have a program that allows complete contribution to the organizations that are the most important to them. The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program is devoted to supporting the local non-profit organizations and is thrilled to announce the following funding recipient, Chucktown Squash Scholars.
Attorney Steven Goldberg hung out with the staff and students on Tuesday to learn more about how Steinberg Law Firm can further their contribution. Chucktown Squash Scholars is an after school program that keeps kids off the streets by providing programs for low resource children coupled with academic guidance, athletic training, community service opportunities and mentors through an afternoon, weekend and summertime programs.
This wonderful organization aims to eliminate the achievement gap for underserved youth and prepare students for their college education by implementing an innovative blend of academic mentoring, community service and physical activity.
Chucktown Squash Scholars, in sync with the College of Charleston, offer students rigorous homework help sessions, life skills development, exposure opportunities, academic tutoring and a warm meal. The success of the program is measured by results shown in areas such as report cards, attendance and retention rates, and athletic benchmarks.
Currently there are more than 17,000 children in Charleston that are unsupervised and alone during the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These peak hours are when youth are the most likely to get into trouble, get involved in criminal behavior, become teen parents and abuse drugs. After-school programs such as Chucktown Squash Scholars help to keep youth safe while inspiring them to learn.
The Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund is pleased to be able to assist this much needed community program. For those interested in volunteering or donating to Chucktown Squash Scholars visit their website.
About the Steinberg Law Firm Community Fund Program
Applications for support are accepted throughout the year and considered on a quarterly basis, with decisions announced in the summer or fall of each year. Grants range from $200 – $2,500.
Submissions must be focused on education, literacy, health care or workforce development to be considered for funding.
Eligibility: Applications are accepted for non-profits that are:
· Recognized by the I.R.S. as a public charity, exempt from income tax with a 501(c)(3) public charity
· Not a political or lobbying organization
Non-profit organizations that have questions are invited to submit an inquiry at: http://www.steinberglawfirm.com/giving-back/community-fund-application/
Yani Smith | Ysmith@steinberglawfirm.com