MLK 2016 Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Many thanks to all who attended the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. We’ll be posting photos and video soon….so please stay in touch and check back soon.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Luncheon recognizes Dr. King’s powerful legacy and his sacrifice in pursuit of civil rights and justice. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge and highlight our many outstanding partners: pro bono volunteers & law firms, corporations, foundations, and other entities that help subsidize our work on behalf of those for whom justice would be denied were it not for pro bono legal services. We invite you to join us.

2016 Awardees

James T. Caleshu Award
Scot Fishman
Keta Taylor Colby Award
Jolie-Anne Ansley
Christopher Yeh
Anthony F. Logan Award
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D.
Father Cuchulain Moriarty Award
Nadia Farah


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Pedro NogueraPedro Noguera (click for bio) is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003 – 2015) Harvard University (2000 – 2003) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990 – 2000). He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.

His most recent books are Excellence Through Equity” (Corwin 2015) with Alan Blankstein, “School for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of African American and Latino Boys” with E. Fergus and M. Martin (Harvard Education Press 2014), and “Creating the Opportunity to Learn” with A. Wade Boykin (ASCD, 2011).

From 2009 – 2012 he served as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations including the Economic Policy Institute, the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, The After School Corporation and The Nation Magazine. In 2013 he was appointed to the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and in 2014 he was appointed to the National Academy of Education.

Dr. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences/Sage for outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences as they are applied to pressing social issues, the National Association of Secondary Principals for distinguished service to the field of education, and from the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Watch video of Professor Noguera interviewed on the PBS News Hour here.


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