Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Courtney Jamison Roane was named to the Mi Escuelita Board of Directors. Mi Escuelita provides early childhood education to low income at-risk children in the Dallas area, and teaches English to children from all cultures and prepares them for academic success.
Ms. Roane is an Associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the Firm’s Dallas office where she represents clients in a wide range of corporate and securities matters. She advises and counsels public and private companies, management teams, and private equity funds. Her experience includes advising clients in a variety of industries with respect to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, internal restructurings, compliance with securities law, securities offerings, and other general corporate governance matters.
In addition to her involvement with Mi Escuelita, Ms. Roane serves as the Chairperson of the KIPP Young Professionals (“KYP”) group. KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory, public charter schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. In her role at Chairperson of KYP, she leads an ever-growing group of young professionals in the DFW-area seeking to provide a forum for those with a passion for public education to take action and become involved in the increase of educational opportunities in South Dallas.
Founded in 1978, Mi Escuelita is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization located in Dallas, Texas that provides a unique service to low-income families with children considered to be “at-risk.” While remaining strongly dedicated to the preservation of each child’s cultural heritage, Mi Escuelita’s primary focus is to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment where non-English speaking children of preschool age are taught the English language, pre-reading, literacy, and social skills necessary to have a successful experience in both school and life. The organization currently serves children ages two-and-a-half to five years old at five locations throughout Dallas. To learn more, please visit http://miescuelita.org/.