School-Home Support (SHS) is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with City law firm, Sidley Austin LLP. To launch the partnership and change the lives of many children and families, Sidley Austin LLP has made a generous donation.
As part of the partnership, Sidley Austin LLP employees will get involved with SHS’s unique volunteering initiatives, working directly with disadvantaged children and families. Starting with an employment skills workshop in March, Sidley Austin LLP staff will help parents supported by SHS with practical advice on CVs and interview preparation. Staff will later host a group of children and parents from a local primary school for an aspiration session, where volunteers will share their career stories and experiences of working in the City.
Lucy Slater, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Sidley Austin LLP, said: “The SHS Aspiration Day was a huge success. For many of the children and their parents or guardians this was their first exposure to a corporate environment. The aim of the Aspiration Day was to showcase the talents and careers of our lawyers and support staff and show what can be achieved by working hard and attending school.”
Saul Heselden, Head of Fundraising at SHS, added: “All of us at School-Home Support are thrilled at this new partnership with Sidley Austin LLP. Financial support is obviously very welcome but on top of that, it’s fantastic to see so much genuine commitment from Sidley Austin LLP in getting involved in practical ways. This partnership really will make a positive difference to getting children in school and ready to learn”.
About Sidley Austin LLP
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