In the spirit of "Together, WE can make a difference!", the Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project is a collaborative effort of nine women's Bar groups, working together to plan and coordinate volunteer activities on behalf of high school girls as well as women and children in need. Women Everywhere has incorporated as its own not-for-profit corporation.

Through WE, several hundred volunteers, including federal and state judges, attorneys, and friends of the legal community donate time to the Educational Program and the Community Service Day.

THE ANNUAL PROJECTS

As in past years, the WE project is a two part effort:

(1) our Education Program for high school girls will focus on women from the past and present with an emphasis on strides toward equality in voting and employment, and will include activities such as courthouse tours, mock trials, speakers, and panelists; and

(2) our Community Service Day will include hundreds of volunteers helping women and children in need at approximately 30 Chicagoland agencies with direct service tasks such as painting, building, gardening or cleaning, as well as educational activities such as topical seminars.

THE WE COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

Our Women Everywhere College Scholarship provides financial help to two enthusiastic college-bound high school girls who want to make a difference. We welcome contributions to our scholarship fund. If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund please, contact Sarah Buck sbuck0427@gmail.com.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We invite you to join our effort to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of high-school girls by volunteering and by sponsoring our project.

WHO WE ARE

Bar Partners

Asian - American Bar Association
Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.
Chicago Bar Association (CBA) Alliance For Women
Diversity Scholarship Foundation
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Judges Foundation
Illinois Judicial Counsel
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois State Bar Association Women and the Law Committee
John Marshall Alumni Association
Lesbian & Gay Bar Association of Chicago
Women's Bar Association of Illinois
Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association

Women Everywhere Board of Directors

Officers
President: Margot Klein , Esq.
Vice President: Hon. Marcia Maras, Circuit Court of Cook County
Secretary: Michelle Kohut, Esq. Corboy & Demetrio
Treasurer: Christine Athanasoulis, Office of the Illinois Attorney General

Directors

Hon. Carmen Aguilar, Circuit Court of Cook County
Arleen Anderson, Esq.. Attorney Supervisor, Cook County Public Defender
Christine Athanasoulis, Office of Illinois Attorney General
Hon. Peggy Chiampas, Circuit Court of Cook County
Sharon Eiseman, Esq., Office of Illinois Attorney General
Margaret Foster, Esq. McKenna Storer
Margot Klein, Esq.
Michelle Kohut, Esq. Corboy & Demetrio
Hon. Diane Larsen, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Marcia Maras, Circuit Court of Cook County
Alpa Patel, Esq. Cook County Public Guardian Office
Shital Patel, Esq.
Ava George Stewart, Esq.
Hon. Neera Walsh, Circuit Court of Cook County

Women Everywhere Planning Committee

Project Co-Chair: Sara Buck, Owner, The Law Offices of Sarah Malone Buck, Ltd.
Alpa Patel, Esq., Cook County Public Guardian Office

Members
Christine Athanasoulis, Office of Illinois Attorney General
Kimberly J. Anderson, Esq., Anderson & Boback
Hon. Carmen Aguilar, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Anna H. Demacopoulos, Circuit Court of Cook County
Sharon Eiseman, Esq., Office of Illinois Attorney General
Margaret Foster, Esq. McKenna Storer
Margot Klein, Esq.
Michelle Kohut, Esq., Corboy & Demetrio
Alpa Patel, Esq., Cook County Public Guardian Office
Shital Patel, Esq.
Hon. Jeanne M. Reynolds, Circuit Court of Cook County
Rachael Toft, Law Offices of Rachael Toft
Hon. Neera Walsh, Circuit Court of Cook County


Fiscal Agent

Chicago Bar Foundation - special thanks to Bob Glaves and Trisha Roos

Agencies

Apna Ghar
Chicago Abused Women Coalition
Clara's Second Staging Housing
Deborah's Place
Family Rescue, Inc.
Between Friends
Genesis House
Girls in the Game
Gilda's Club Good News Partners
Grace House
Grateful House
Hzibah House
Joseph's Taller Workshops
Korean American Women in Need (KAN WIN)
Little Village Boys and Girls Club
Metropolitan Family Services
Mejeres Latinas En Accion
Neopolitan Lighthouse
New Mom, Inc.
Project Hope
Rainbow House
Sarah's Circle
Sarah's Inn
Southwest Women Working Together
The Women's Center
Zam's Hope
Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy

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