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Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on Receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award

November 20, 2018

Congratulations to Sills Cummis’ Valerie Weiss on receiving the NJ LEEP Mentoring Award at NJ LEEP’s annual Fall Harvest event, a community gathering for NJ LEEP students, families, volunteers and partners.  The event took place at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark on November 19th. 

Over the past three years, Valerie has known and mentored her NJ LEEP mentee, preparing her for constitutional law debates and supporting her personal and professional development. Valerie’s mentee has advanced to the semi-finals in the NJ LEEP debates and won best brief during Valerie’s time with her.  

NJ LEEP (Law and Education Empowerment Project) is a college access and success program serving students and families in the greater Newark area.  NJ LEEP’s College Bound Program empowers high school students with both the academic and social-emotional skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.


(Pictured: Valerie Weiss with her NJ LEEP mentee, her mentee's family and Sills Cummis & Gross colleagues)