Author Archives: Pam Robinson

The Difference- August edition

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Remember that wonderful feeling you got in elementary school when you reached a new level of reading or mastered a new skill?  We want to be sure that the children in the Allendale-Fairfax Schools get that same warm feeling and maybe a little prize! The Allendale-Fairfax Education Foundation is increasing its tutoring effort and we are going to help!

How you ask? Simple- it is all about the TIPS! Tips received during each of the 4 Tuesdays when a different food truck arrives on Pickens St and sells delicious  food (between 12 and 2)  will be donated to help the Foundation buy incentives for the kids.

Venezuelan arepas, tacos, burgers and salads- each week a different truck with a different cuisine.  Make plans to ignore that lunch bag on Tuesdays in September!

Welcome Class of 2022

Looking forward to explaining the many benefits of being involved with the Pro Bono Program on Thursday, August 15th at 2:15.  I love presenting this speech to the new students.

Hopefully they will enjoy the Pro Bono Program Movie, 2019 showing in the Perrin Lobby during lunch on Thursday. A visual reminder of how important Pro Bono if the profession and to law school experience.

Richland County CASA Training Dates- Fall 2019

If you have put off becoming a volunteer guardian ad litem for an abused and neglected child, this Fall might be the right time to do the right thing.  Richland County CASA has set up a series of trainings for Fall 2019.  You must attend all 8 of the sessions, which are offered from either 3-5 pm or 6-8pm. You can choose what works for you. The sessions are scheduled in Sept., Oct and Nov. so there are plenty of options.

In addition you must complete an online application.  To enroll or for more information contact the Pro Bono Program and we will send you all the details.


New semester, New Pro Bono Opportunity

The Pro Bono Program has agreed to work with the national organization, Root and Rebound.  They work to address the barriers faced by those who have been incarcerated. Communities can help as can policies that promote self-sufficiency.  Students will initially be working on research and drafting of a resource library. Other activities include research on policy changes and participation in public information sessions. This is not a program for everyone. Plan on talking with the Pro Bono Program if you are at all interested not only helping this population but also reentry issues.

A full job description and expectations is located on the Pro Bono Program Website