November 08, 2019
The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected White Hills Elementary School in Baker for its Fall 2019 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, fifth grade students from White Hills Elementary visited Taylor Porter to celebrate the culmination of the “Read for Success” program in which Taylor Porter challenged students to read 5 books in the months of September and October. A total of 26 of the 32 students completed the challenge. Students received digital bookmarks and gift cards for their successes.
Taylor Porter hosted the students for a meet and greet with several of the firm's professionals who discussed their careers, education, and pathway to the workforce. Then we enjoyed a pizza and ice cream social on the Taylor Porter River Terrace.
The project was also a result of Taylor Porter's continued partnership with VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) and the EBRPSS (East Baton Rouge Parish School System).
Taylor Porter's Diversity Committee includes attorneys Katia Bowman, Chair; Vicki Crochet, Vice-Chair; and Pat Seiter, Mac Womack, Ne'Shira Millender, and Barrye Miyagi. Millender serves as a VIPS board member.
Through the BUILD program, Taylor Porter provides assistance to several diverse community and nonprofits year-round, thereby affecting diverse segments of the community in a most positive and rewarding way. In 2017, Taylor Porter’s Diversity Committee launched a firm-wide BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program. The program was implemented by the Taylor Porter Diversity Committee and designed to further bridge and support the Firm’s diversity efforts, combined with its more than 107 years of traditional community outreach and volunteer work. Whether serving on the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations or making contributions to worthwhile causes, Taylor Porter’s attorneys and staff are actively involved in the community.