KIND at the Clinton Global Initiative
- Monday, November 09, 2009 |
- Written by Ariana Zuno
KIND was a featured nongovernmental organization at this year's Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City. The CGI, which was held in late September, brings together heads of state, philanthropists, foundations, government and business leaders, scholars, and NGO directors to work together to analyze, discuss, and debate possible solutions to urgent global issues.
KIND committed to training 500 lawyers in the coming year, partnering with at least 25 new law firms and corporations to provide pro bono support, and serving 2,100 children by 2011.
"It was a privilege to be among such an outstanding and dedicated group of individuals and institutions," said KIND Executive Director Wendy Young. "We learned from hearing about the groundbreaking work other groups are doing and made numerous important contacts that we hope will help us bring our work to the next level."
KIND was featured during a session on vulnerable populations. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof highlighted KIND's goal to provide 100 percent pro bono representation to unaccompanied children and to help ensure the safe return and reintegration of children who are deported to their homelands.
"KIND is looking forward to making the best of our attendance at CGI and to working even harder to live up to the commitments we have made," Young says. "We hope to report at next year's meeting that we have not only met but exceeded our goals."