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The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'A for Accountability' Award

to those who are willing to whistleblow unjust, misleading, or false actions and claims of the politico-educational complex in order to bring about educational reform in favor of children of all races, intellectual ability and economic status. They ask questions that need to be asked, such as "where is the money?" and "Why does it have to be this way?" and they never give up. These people have withstood adversity and have held those who seem not to believe in honesty, integrity and compassion accountable for their actions. The winners of our "A" work to expose wrong-doing not for themselves, but for others - total strangers - for the "Greater Good"of the community and, by their actions, exemplify courage and self-less passion. They are parent advocates. We salute you.

Winners of the "A":

Johnnie Mae Allen
Dee Alpert
Francesco Alexander Portelos
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
Jim Calantjis
Larry Fisher
The Giraffe Project and Giraffe Heroes' Program
Jimmy Kilpatrick and George Scott
Zach Kopplin
Matthew LaClair
Wangari Maathai
Erich Martel
Steve Orel, in memoriam, Interversity, and The World of Opportunity
Marla Ruzicka, in Memoriam
Nancy Swan
Bob Witanek
Peyton Wolcott
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The New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project is Awarded LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Legal Fellowship
NJ LEEP helps urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels by building skills through law-related, mathematical, and other educational programs. The program aids in developing the habits necessary for lasting success and community leadership, and offers exposure to role models who have achieved academic and professional success. NJ LEEP is part of the pipeline diversity effort, dedicated to increasing minority representation in the legal profession by introducing students to law and skill building at a young age.
          
New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project:
Seeking Transformation Through Skill-Building Education
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NJ LEEP is a community of staff, volunteer professionals, teachers, community members, and students of all ages. We are a community committed to living lives of integrity and character, to the best of our ability. We are committed to supporting each other in our growth on a daily basis. We believe that when one of us succeeds, all of us succeed, and when one of us struggles, we all struggle. We are committed to respecting the human dignity of all those with whom we interact.

NJ LEEP is a community with a deeply held belief in the power of education. Education as a means of achieving personal success, yes—but also education as a means of achieving personal and communal transformation. We believe that education possesses a potency which can allow those in even the starkest of circumstances to create a vision of the possibilities inherent in all life.

These are lofty ideals and goals, but we do not approach them naively. We seek to reach our goals strategically and practically. And we are keenly aware of the imperfections of the process. We know that such ideals and goals cannot be achieved without great perseverance. But we also know that the reason we are here, is to make the attempt.

Mission: Creating a College Bound Path for Urban Youth

NJ LEEP empowers urban youth in grades eight to twelve from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels by building skills through law-related, mathematic, and other educational programs, developing the habits necessary for lasting success and community leadership, and offering exposure to role models who have achieved academic and professional success. NJ LEEP is part of the pipeline diversity effort, dedicated to increasing minority representation in the legal profession by introducing students to law and skill building at a young age.

Press Release Source: LexisNexis

New Jersey Law & Education Empowerment Project Awarded LexisNexis(R) Martindale-Hubbell(R) Legal Fellowship
Wednesday May 21, 9:00 am ET
-- Funds Will Be Used to Bolster Interest in Law Among Urban High School Students --

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LexisNexis today announced that it has awarded its LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Legal Fellowship to the New Jersey Law & Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP). NJ LEEP helps urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels by building skills through law-related, mathematical, and other educational programs. The program aids in developing the habits necessary for lasting success and community leadership, and offers exposure to role models who have achieved academic and professional success. NJ LEEP is part of the pipeline diversity effort, dedicated to increasing minority representation in the legal profession by introducing students to law and skill building at a young age.

A unique grant program that promotes education, the practice of public interest law and diversity in the legal profession, The LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Legal Fellowship awards two $15,000 grants each year – one in the summer and one in the winter - to individuals or organizations whose applications are selected by the company's Legal Fellowship committee. NJ LEEP plans to allocate its $15,000 award to support the Newark Legal Internship Program, which offers underserved Newark youth exposure to high quality professional environments, and gives them the confidence to imagine themselves with a professional career. The Newark Legal Internship Program will place 100 Newark High School Youth in law firms, corporate legal departments, and prosecutors’ offices in the summer of 2008.

Funding for the Legal Fellowship is generated by sales from the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ Acknowledgements program. As part of the company's exclusive alliance with Universal Recognition LLC, a wide range of products are available for attorneys with Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings who wish to showcase their professional standing. These include Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings crystal certificates, wall plaques and certificate marquees.

The deadline for the next fellowship is June 30, 2008, with the grant award to be announced in the summer. For more information or to complete and submit the application for a fellowship grant, please go to www.martindale.com/ratings and click on the "Fellowship" tab.

To learn more about NJ LEEP, visit www.njleep.org or contact Craig Livermore, Executive Director at 973.242.0951 or craiglivermore@njleep.org.

About LexisNexis

LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of business information solutions to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier (NYSE: ENL - News)(NYSE: RUK - News) (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 13,000 employees worldwide.

Contact:
LexisNexis
Stephanie Sommese, 908-771-8685
stephanie.sommese@lexisnexis.com

 
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