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3 Cristo Rey Interns Join Our Team for the School Year

…ca, and Oscar! This fall, we welcomed three new interns onto our team from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. This our fourth year having Cristo Rey interns on our team, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the enthusiasm and new ideas that this cohort brings to the table. At the beginning of their internship, Hasana, Angelica, and Oscar have spent time getting to know our different programs and services. (Fun fact: this is Hasana’s second year with…

AVLF Drafts Our New Cristo Rey Interns

…welcoming our 2018-19 interns from Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. Cristo Rey Draft Day is no ordinary event. It’s a high-energy gathering where Cristo Rey students are “drafted” by the school’s partners for a year-long internship. AVLF is pleased to announce that two new interns will be joining our family: Ashley Tornez-Cortes and Linda Solana, who are both sophomores at Cristo Rey. Our wonderful interns will support our Saturday Lawyer a…

AVLF Welcomes New Cristo Rey Student Interns

…alators. This was all part of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School’s “Draft Day.” Cristo Rey students pose with staff from AVLF and Lawyers for Equal Justice after finding out their placement for the year. The high energy event paired students with their new employers, part of the school’s innovative Corporate Work Study Program that allows students to work an entry-level internship. AVLF partnered with the legal incubator program Lawyers for Equal Justi…

What Cristo Rey Student Interns Have Learned at AVLF

On April 20, Angela, Antonio, Monique, and I presented our project at the Kilpatrick Townsend building in Midtown as part of Project CEO. Project CEO is a presentation that allows students to show what they have learned from their companies. In the presentation, we shared what we thought our internship company’s values were, how we think we’ve added value, and how the company has made a difference in our lives. We also we related our school valu…

Angelica’s Experience at AVLF

…ut her experience at AVLF. Hello, my name is Angelica, I am a sophomore at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. When I started my internship with AVLF, I was stuck between two different degrees: the medical and law fields. I have always wanted to help people, so those were the two degrees I had in mind. But I think working with AVLF has really pulled me over to the law field. I have always been interested in Domestic Violence law, and I think it…

Why I Came Back to AVLF

…I asked to come back as a senior. My name is Hasana, and I am a senior at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School. You may be wondering why a high schooler is writing for AVLF. Fortunately enough, my family has not needed any services AVLF provides. Nonetheless, my relationship with this non-profit is intimate. I was first introduced to AVLF when I was a sophomore. Every student at my high school has an internship at a company in the metro-Atlanta…

AVLF Welcomes 4 New Staff Attorneys

…ys biking, cultural immersions, and volunteering. We’re also welcoming new Cristo Rey interns this fall. Ashleigh Starnes Communications Manager As AVLF’s Communications Manager, Ashleigh works in website content development, social media outreach, and various other forms of communication with our clients, volunteers, and supporters. Ashleigh is ever-eager to share the remarkable stories of our work, and the impact of AVLF’s staff and volunteers o…

AVLF Honors Volunteer Excellence at the 2017 Celebrating Service Awards

…ith these exceptional attorneys. Check out more photos from the event below. Celebrating Service Award recipients Ivory Brown, Elizabeth Finn Johnson, and JoAnna Smith were joined by staff members from the Safe and Stable Families team. Award-winner Elizabeth Finn Johnson with AVLF Cristo Rey Intern Axel Flores. Staff Attorney Nilufar Abdi-Tabari joined by Ivory Brown and Elizabeth Finn Johnson. Staff Attorney Nilufar Abdi-Tabari poses with JoAnna…