2011 Public Interest Grant Recipient
Jean Domanski is currently a student at the Glendale University College of Law. Being an attorney will be Ms. Domanski’s second career, having been a grade school teacher since 1997. She is an evening student, trying to balance not only work and school, but also raising her own children. While one would think a teacher would be naturally concerned about children’s issues, Ms. Domanski has a genuine and demonstrated passion for improving the lives of children, whether as a teacher in the classroom, her position as English Language Development Specialist, at which she is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Education Code and communicating with parents of English learners about their child’s progress, or her volunteer positions, including the Free Arts Courthouse Program at the Edelman Children’s Court. She has also volunteered for the Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children and the Neighborhood Legal Services in Pacoima. Ms. Domanski plans to focus her legal career on issues surrounding children’s rights.