Innovative Nonprofit Helps Children in D.C. Area

Latham has proudly partnered with Charter Board Partners since its inception.

July 20, 2015

In Washington, D.C., almost 40% of the school-age population attend one of the city’s 120 independently run charter schools. While the founders of these schools have a great deal of educational expertise, they often lack the business experience required to effectively manage large institutions with multimillion dollar budgets. A few years ago, a principal at The Carlyle Group had the idea to match individuals from local business and professional services firms with such skills to charter school boards that can best utilize their expertise; Charter Board Partners (CBP) was formed in September 2010.

Latham has proudly been affiliated with CBP since its inception. Drawing on our legal experience helping clients build and run successful businesses, and maintain good governance, and our commitment to our community, several Latham partners and associates have already joined or are in the process of being matched to a charter school in the community, applying their strategic thinking and skills to the field of education. In addition, Latham attorneys also provide pro bono legal support to CBP and to nearly a dozen of the D.C. charter schools serviced by CBP.

Visit our Pro Bono & Community Service channel on YouTube to learn more about the firm’s projects in these areas.

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