Helping to enhance the communities where we live and work
The name says it all — Katten Cares. Created to promote a culture of service by providing opportunities to give back to our communities, ours is a program that goes above and beyond in so many ways.
Katten Cares gives our attorneys and staff the chance to participate in community service projects and fundraising efforts led locally in each office. Through funding from the Katten Muchin Rosenman Foundation, Inc., we contribute to more than 300 charitable and nonprofit organizations annually. From major cultural events to medical research to disaster relief, we are committed to sponsoring a variety of programs that support education, arts and culture, health and welfare, and human rights.
In particular, we partner with schools and students to help them succeed academically and prepare for future success through programs that include:
- Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which serves low-income and minority youth on the southwest side of Chicago.
- Jose de Diego Community Academy, our partner in helping to improve literacy, increase the use of technology, and encourage and reward academic achievement.
- Legal Aid Chicago, whom we have teamed up with to open a legal clinic to assist low-income families of students enrolled at Jose de Diego Community Academy.
- Townsend Harris High School Moot Court/Mock Trial Team, where students from diverse backgrounds with a high level of academic achievement learn how to read legal opinions, structure legal arguments, and conduct direct and cross-examinations.
- Constitutional Rights Foundation’s Youth Internship Program, which places low-income, urban high school students from the Los Angeles area as paid interns at law firms, businesses and government agencies.