Inspired by her foster sister’s “grave miscarriage of justice” in a court hearing, Tara Grigg Green (’15) launched Foster Care Advocacy Center, which represents the legal interests of Houston-area foster children and indigent parents.
Estella Cisneros (’12), the legal director of
California Rural Legal Assistance’s Agricultural Worker Program, grew up in Planada,
California, in the heart of the Central Valley.
Nearly 95% of the town’s 4,000 residents are
Latino, and the majority — including Estella’s
parents, who immigrated from central Mexico
— work in some type of agriculture, including
on large-scale farms.
Many of the insights that guided Sheerine Alemzadeh’s (’11) vision for Healing to Action (HTA) — a Chicago-based nonprofit she cofounded that empowers survivors of gender-based violence to develop and lead community-organizing campaigns — were sparked by her experiences as a Skadden Fellow.