Attorney Jason Abraham, shareholder of the personal injury law firm Hupy and Abraham, served as the keynote speaker for Career Youth Development’s (CYD) First Annual Founder’s Day Luncheon. The purpose of the luncheon was to commemorate the legacies of their founders Jeannetta Robinson and Claretta Simpson as well as raise funds.
CYD serves the Milwaukee community by offering support to troubled youth, adults and entire families to help them make positive changes in their lives. They do this by providing employment and educational programs, food and clothing, substance abuse support, home buying assistance and much more in the spirit of their “Love in Action!” motto.
In his speech, Attorney Abraham stressed the importance of giving back to the community and making Milwaukee a better place to live. He noted that Milwaukee is one of the ten most impoverished cities in America with a poverty rate of 29% and a 43% poverty rate among children.
These alarming statistics drive home the importance of supporting worthy organizations like CYD who help reverse this trend by reaching out to children and steering them toward the right path. Attorney Abraham praised Executive Director James Ferguson’s commitment to empowering children at a grass-roots level.
Hupy and Abraham has supported CYD for over a decade and is dedicated to giving back to the community that made it successful. Just as the firm was built client-by-client through service and results, Hupy and Abraham also intends to make a difference in the community individual-by-individual.
The event took place on June 21, 2013, at the Intercontinental Hotel’s Lobby Salon and was emceed by Donovan Harris, a young CYD participant. Additionally, the Helen Bader Foundation and GED instructor Andrew Ward received recognition for their contributions to CYD.