Christine Ricardo '14 Named May's Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month

Rebecca Smith, '16
Pro Bono Board
May 7, 2014

Editor's note: The Pro Bono Board, a student group committed to expanding pro bono knowledge and opportunities to students, names a Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month. The May honoree is Christine Ricardo,’ 14. Rebecca Smith, a member of the board, wrote this story on her work. For more information on pro bono work, visit the Pro Bono Service Initiative website or contact Shehnaz Mansuri in the Office of Career Services

Christine Ricardo was honored last week as the 3L PILS award recipient.  Christine currently works as a child advocate with the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, supporting children who entered the country without a parent or guardian.  She helps the children understand the detention and immigration process and find legal services once they leave.  In addition to direct service work, the center is involved in advocacy and policy initiatives, such as submitting amicus briefs and meeting with Washington D.C. legislative staff.