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Arnett Law Group, LLC is committed to making positive change in our community. While ALG has donated yearly since our founding, this year we decided to change the way we do things. 2021 is officially called the “Year of Giving” at ALG. Every month of this year, ALG will make a contribution on behalf of each team member to an organization that is near and dear to their heart. Return to this page each month to follow along on our journey and learn more about these special organizations.

YEAR OF GIVING RECIPIENTS:

SEPTEMBER

Diverse Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP) is a non-profit that addresses the “continued and systematic decline of women of color lawyers in law firms and across other coveted positions in the legal profession.” DAPP’s primary goal is to infuse the pipeline to the profession with highly qualified women of color. DAPP achieves this, in part, by providing invaluable academic and professional mentorship. DAPP scholars attend weekly sessions that consist of everything from legal writing and drilling black letter law to resume drafting and interview skills. DAPP also provides assistance to students who need professional headshots or do not own a suit. To learn more about DAPP, visit https://dapprogram.org/.

AUGUST

Founded in 1978, the mission of Primo Center is to empower families to become productive, responsible, and independent members of their community. For over 40 years, Primo Center has created opportunities for families to overcome poverty with compassion and tenacity. Primo Center employs a holistic and innovative approach to its work, investing in four key areas to support each family: (1) housing, (2) trauma-informed care, (3) early childhood development services, and (4) integrated physical, dental, and mental healthcare. To learn more about Primo Center, visit primocenter.org.

JULY

Nicasa is a not-for-profit behavioral health services organization that has been pioneering award-winning efforts in prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery since 1966. Nicasa has 8 Lake County locations, and its core services include: substance abuse treatment programs, mental health counseling, in-school and after-school programs, youth and family therapy. Its mission is to transform one life at a time through its behavioral and social health services. Nicasa developed some of Illinois’ first Latino services, DUI Programs, community awareness and public education campaigns, and prevention programming. To learn more about Nicasa, visit https://nicasa.org/.

JUNE

Women Employed (WE) is a Chicago-based advocacy organization, founded in 1973, with a mission of improving women’s economic status and removing barriers to economic equality.  WE’s vision is that “[e]very woman – no matter her background or her situation – is able to get the education and training she needs for the family-sustaining job she wants.” WE relentlessly pursues equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families and communities thrive. To learn more about WE, visit https://womenemployed.org/.

MAY

Founded in 1977, the Les Turner ALS Foundation is Chicagoland’s leader in comprehensive ALS care and one of the longest-serving ALS groups in the country. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurological disease.  It can cause muscle weakness, impaired breathing, speaking, swallowing, and eventually total paralysis. Throughout its history, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has taken an individualized approach to ensure each person living with the disease receives the best quality of care and access to the most promising therapies. In over 40 years of operation, the Les Turner ALS Foundation has raised over $75 million to fight ALS. To learn more about the Les Turner ALS Foundation, visit https://lesturnerals.org/.

APRIL 

Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) is the second largest student run philanthropy in the world and has raised over $40 million for Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis since its inception in 1991. It was founded to honor Ryan White, who died of AIDS which he contracted through a blood transfusion. He was treated at Riley, but ultimately lost his battle in 1990, in the spring before he had planned to attend IU. IUDM established the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center at Riley and has now fully funded three endowments for the hospital as a result of the money it as raised in the 30 years since its beginning. Now, 25% of donations go toward clinical expenses and 75% of donations support pediatric health research. To learn more about IUDM, visit https://www.iudm.org/.

MARCH

Dancing While Cancering was founded by Scott and Pam Kramer, whose daughter Maddie was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer just months before her third birthday. Despite her treatment and the struggles that came with it, Maddie never stopped dancing and playing. Unfortunately, Maddie passed away after 8 months of treatment, but her parents ‘ mission remains. DWC is committed to spreading Maddie’s positivity to other childhood cancer heroes. DWC provides Smile Packs and  funds projects on pediatric oncology floors to bring joy to the hospital experience. To learn why this special organization was selected by Associate Joseph Homsy, read his blog post here: (insert blog post link). To learn more about DWC, visit https://dancingwhilecancering.org/.

FEBRUARY

Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)‘s purpose is to eradicate sex trafficking permanently. Inspired by the anti-slavery tactics employed during the creation of the original Underground Railroad, they have made a significant impact in the fight to end sex trafficking and exploitation by rescuing and supporting thousands of survivors in 28 countries and 26 U.S. States. Not only do they focus on rescuing survivors and convicting their perpetrators, but they partner with aftercare centers around the world to help survivors transition into their new lives through therapy and other support services. To learn more about O.U.R., visit https://ourrescue.org/.

JANUARY

The McGaw YMCA in Evanston, Illinois was founded in 1885 to promote mental, moral, physical and social welfare. Through a wide range of programs, The McGaw YMCA seeks to: (1) maximize the potential of all youth, (2) improve health outcomes and decrease chronic disease throughout its service area, and (3) address issues of inequality and engage in collective impact. To learn more about the McGaw YMCA, visit https://www.mcgawymca.org/.

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