Lynne Echenberg Honored by Stanford Law School

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Lynne Echenberg, the director of Children’s Aid’s Next Generation Center in the Bronx, is this year’s recipient of the Miles L. Rubin Public Interest Award, given by Stanford Law School’s John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law. The honor is bestowed upon an alumnus/a, who has engaged in public service and had a significant impact on the community, national or international level.

Echenberg was selected for her impressive accomplishments advocating for foster children and other youth. As a student at Stanford, she worked to improve public interest programs for the entire student body.  

Lynne has worked in the child welfare field for over a decade, always advocating and fighting for the rights of underserved youth, especially those involved in the foster care system.  At the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, she served as Special Assistant to Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, for whom she helped plan and implement comprehensive, neighborhood-based reforms for the agency.

At Children’s Aid, Echenberg helped plan, create - and now directs - the Next Generation Center, a multi-service program that provides support, guidance, training and opportunities for young people ages 14-24, with a special focus on youth aging out of foster care and other disconnected youth.

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