ATLANTA (March 21, 2019) – The Georgia Latino Law Foundation (“GLLF”) announced today that The Home Depot has signed on to partner with the organization as a Gold Level sponsor. Thanks to The Home Depot’s support and in appreciation of their contribution, a 2019 GLLF Fellowship will be named after the corporation. The Foundation Fellow will intern at a Georgia non-profit organization providing legal services to the Latino community during the Summer of 2019. Peter Muñiz, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at The Home Depot, sits on the GLLF’s Advisory Board.
The 2019 Foundation Fellows will be recognized at a Fellowship Luncheon to be held on April 12, 2019, at King and Spalding’s Atlanta office. Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be obtained at www.galatinolawfoundation.org.
The Home Depot, founded in 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia, has become over the passage of time more than just a hardware store, but an icon to the community. Today, The Home Depot has more than 2,200 stores across North America. Partnering with organizations such as the GLLF is directly in line with The Home Depot’s values of building strong relationships and giving back to the community. To learn more about The Home Depot, please visit https://corporate.homedepot.com/
About the GLLF
The GLLF was created in 2015 to intentionally and substantively support Latinx pre-law and law students in Georgia. The GLLF’s mission is to increase diversity in the legal profession by supporting the Latinx legal community pipeline, and increase the Latinx community's access to the legal system by educating and empowering Latinx students to join the legal profession. The GLLF’s vision is to provide a pathway to success for Latinx students interested in the legal profession through pre-law education, mentoring, and substantive legal experience opportunities. By equipping them with the necessary tools, preparation and relationships, we seek to encourage our students to enter the practice of law and to guide them successfully through law school and beyond.
Now entering its fourth year, the GLLF has provided mentoring opportunities to over one hundred law students and awarded well over $50,000 in fellowships to Latinx law students who have worked at Georgia non-profits for the summer. To learn more about the GLLF, please visit us at www.galatinolawfoundation.org.