WASHINGTON, D.C., July 8, 2014 – The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN Fellows), a collaborative program by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the D.C. office of the National Immigration Law Center are excited to welcome iCore Networks to the team. iCore will provide underwriting support to ensure that this group of organizations is able to continue to fund the expansion of the Fellowship.
iCore Networks is a leading provider of hosted unified communications and cloud applications solutions, voice, video, and data. iCore Networks, Inc. is a proud supporter of various charities from the Latin American Youth Center to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. FirstGEN Fellows is elated to join the family of programs receiving support from iCore Networks, Inc.
FirstGEN Fellows is a 10-week summer program for undergraduate students interested in social justice careers who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education. Fellows gain hands-on experience working on civil rights matters as full-time policy interns in Washington, D.C., while also participating in a parallel training program. FirstGEN Fellows creates a greater community of advocates by linking emerging leaders with existing ones and creating a FirstGEN Fellows alumni network. Each fellow receives a $1,000 stipend. The Lawyers’ Committee serves as the program lead.
Chuck Canton, Vice President of Operations, iCore Networks and Joe W. Moore, Deputy Director and Chief Administrative Officer, Lawyers’ Committee, were instrumental in making this partnership possible.
Chuck Canton stated “At iCore Networks we have been dedicated to giving back to our community and the industry since day one, and becoming a key sponsor of the FirstGEN Fellows program allows us to continue this important value. We are thrilled to support first-generation
Joe Moore, himself a first-generation college graduate, said “The FirstGEN Fellows program provides first-generation college students with unique learning opportunities in our nation’s capital. I am delighted that great companies like iCore recognize the value of investing in our future leaders.”
The Lawyers’ Committee is grateful to iCore Networks for their generous support of the FirstGEN Fellows program and their strong commitment to advancing equal opportunity for all.
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About the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC):
Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs. For more information about the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., visit www.cliniclegal.org, and follow on Twitter@ClinicLegal.
About the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. We celebrated our 50thanniversary in 2013 and continue our quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and community development; employment; voting; education and environmental justice. For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LawyersComm and like us on facebook.com/lawyerscommittee.
About the National Immigration Law Center:
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center envisions a society in which all people — regardless of race, gender, income level, or immigration status — have the opportunity to live freely, work safely, and thrive in society. The organization’s advocates and attorneys use a variety of tools, including policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve this vision. For more information about the National Immigration Law Center, visit www.nilc.org, and follow on Twitter @NILC_org.