LOS ANGELES-LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -Feb. 17, 2006–Four non-p…

LOS ANGELES-LAWFUEL – The Law News Network -Feb. 17, 2006–Four non-profit organizations were honored this morning for their efforts to provide valuable family support services and were presented with grants totaling more than $75,000 by the K&R Foundation.

The grants were handed out as follows:

— FamiliesFirst, Inc. (Sacramento) — $25,000 to support eight scholarships for vocational training to emancipate foster youth.

— Clinica Romero (Los Angeles) — $25,000 to support the clinic’s pediatric dental program.

— Lula Washington Dance Theatre (Los Angeles) — $25,000 to provide nine dance scholarships for students who would otherwise not be able to participate.

— Goals For Life Foundation (Los Angeles) — $2,500 to support coaching programs for at-risk youth in Los Angeles-area schools.

The K&R Foundation was established in 2000 by K&R Law Group LLP, a Los Angeles-based law firm that has one of the nation’s largest groups of experienced attorneys fully dedicated to serving the health care industry. K&R Law Group created the unique foundation to provide financial support to charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area and to offer volunteer opportunities for K&R employees to “give back” to the community.

“We’re delighted to honor these four wonderful organizations and to provide them with financial assistance to expand the valuable services they provide to California families,” said Kevin Lacey, president of the K&R Foundation and a partner at K&R Law Group. “Our firm has a history of re-investing in the communities in which we do business because we believe it is our civic responsibility and because we believe these organizations make our state a better place to live.”

The four organizations recognized at this year’s awards breakfast were:

— FamiliesFirst, Inc. (www.familiesfirstinc.org)

FamiliesFirst is a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children and families through a variety of programs tailored to each individual. FamiliesFirst focuses on four major program areas, each uniquely designed to meet the specific needs of their diverse clientele: (1) Community-Based Services; (2) Foster Care; (3) Residential Treatment; and (4) Day Treatment.

— Clinica Romero (www.clinicaromero.com)

Clinica Romero is a Los Angeles Community Health Center that provides quality affordable primary health and dental care and other related services for every income level. Since 1983, Clinica Msr. Oscar A. Romero has served a primarily low-income, uninsured and underserved clientele. Serving the Greater Los Angeles community has meant providing healthcare to a diverse population representing several languages including the indigenous community. Annually, Clinica Romero provides over 45,000 health and health related visits to patients and clients who represent 142 zip codes.

— Lula Washington Dance Theatre (www.lulawashington.com)

The Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) is a non-profit arts organization that was founded in 1980 by Lula and Erwin Washington to provide a creative outlet for dance artists in Los Angeles. The foundation is made up of inter-related parts: the School, Youth Dance Ensemble and the professional dance company (Lula Washington Dance Theatre). The mission of the LWDT Dance Company is to operate a professional, internationally respected modern dance company committed to the highest artistic integrity and creative innovations interpreted through dance, and to reflect the African-American experience.

— Goals For Life Foundation (www.gflonline.org)

The Goals For Life Foundation is based in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Chapter of the NFL Players Association. Goals For Life is a co-educational program that offers at-risk students a game plan for success. Combining the talents of former or active professional athletes, Goals For Life has developed a goal-oriented program structured for at-risk students. Drawing on their personal experiences, the athletes speak of the enthusiasm, drive and determination that were primary factors in assisting them in achieving their goals. Goals For Life teaches at-risk youth that what applies to the world of sports, also applies to education.

Founded in 1977, K&R Law Group LLP is a key advisor to the health care industry. K&R specializes in representing quality health care organizations and companies, such as health plans, health facilities and hospitals, physician groups and pharmacy benefit managers. For more information, visit www.knrlaw.com.

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