New Headquarters Helps OCBF Serve At-Risk Youth

The Orange County Bar Foundation began nearly 50 years ago with the sole purpose of raising funds for a law library. It evolved into away for the business and law communities to help at-risk youth, and a new building it acquired this year is enabling it to serve more of them.

The association’s programs help underprivileged kids develop job skills; receive health and legal education; and pursue secondary education. “It gives local lawyers and business leaders an opportunity to make a direct and meaningful impact on the lives of at-risk Orange County youth that we probably otherwise wouldn’t have,” said foundation President Dan Robinson, a partner with Robinson Calcagnie Inc. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see these kids successfully complete our programs and go on to pursue their dreams in college and beyond.” The foundation also helps the next generation of professionals start their careers through its academic and career development programs, said Kyle Kawakami, who preceded Robinson as foundation president.

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