Alaina Moonves-Leb

  • Hosted by The Alliance for Children's Rights
  • Sponsored by Edison International, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school New York University School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Education/Special Education
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Foster youth with learning difficulties are often denied appropriate special education services. Academic failure and behavioral problems put them in jeopardy of “crossing over” to the juvenile delinquency system where they drop out of school and face unemployment, homelessness and incarceration. Alaina advocated within the schools and juvenile courts to identify at-risk youth and ensure services are secured; caregivers and stakeholders are trained; and systemic change is informed.

The circumstances that a child is born into should not dictate their future; it is the responsibility of those with voices to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to succeed.

Alaina Moonves-Leb /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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