We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful event and organization. MarcUS for Change makes it possible for our youth to realize their full potential and become productive members of our society.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 27, 2014
The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC is a proud sponsor of the MarcUS for Change Walk/Run, which took place at Cove Island Park on Oct. 5. MarcUS for Change is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for mentoring programs in Stamford schools.
Some 350 people participated in the event, raising more than $65,000 for the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s Mentoring Initiative. The initiative aims to provide students who are in need of academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance they need to reach their maximum potential and enjoy a productive and happy life.
“We are honored to be a part of such a wonderful event and organization,” said Russell Berkowitz, Founding Partner of The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC. “MarcUS for Change makes it possible for our youth to realize their full potential and become productive members of our society.”
Last year, MarcUS for Change helped students at Dolan Middle School, Cloonan Middle School, Domus Trailblazers Academy, Rippowam Middle School, Scofield Magnet Middle School, Stamford High School, Turn of River Middle School and Westhill High School.
According to data collected by the foundation, 66 percent of students involved with a mentor program experience significant improvements in their grades and develop an interest in afterschool activities. In addition, a much higher percentage of students discuss college plans after participating in a mentor program.*
This year was the second annual MarcUS for Change Walk/Run. Participants enjoyed entertainment, food and raffles prizes to honor the life of Marcus McInerney and support the community’s youth.
About The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC
The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC is a Connecticut personal injury and medical malpractice law firm, dedicated to helping members of the community who have suffered injury due to negligence. The firm is a proud supporter of community programs such as MarcUS for Change and enjoys giving back to the community, particularly through programs aimed at helping local youth.