November 20, 2018
Congratulations to Sills Cummis’
Valerie Weiss on receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award at NJ LEEP’s annual Fall
Harvest event, a community gathering for NJ LEEP students, families, volunteers
and partners. The event took place at
the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark on November 19th.
Over the past three years, Valerie
has known and mentored her NJ LEEP mentee, preparing her for constitutional law
debates and supporting her personal and professional development. Valerie’s mentee has advanced to the
semi-finals in the NJ LEEP debates and won best brief during Valerie’s time with
NJ LEEP (Law and Education
Empowerment Project) is a college access and success program serving students
and families in the greater Newark area. NJ LEEP’s College Bound Program empowers high
school students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to
succeed in college and beyond.
(Pictured: Valerie Weiss with her NJ LEEP mentee, her mentee's family and Sills Cummis & Gross colleagues)