The Weinstein Melnick Team Pro Bono Settlements & Philanthropy
As mediators and problem-solvers in the global community, The Weinstein Melnick Team is committed to programs and initiatives that improve lives around the world. From empowering young women and inner city youth to mentoring mediators from all corners of the globe, The Weinstein Melnick Team dedicates significant time, talent, and resources to philanthropic work. Here is just a sampling of the organizations and projects that The Weinstein Melnick Team supports:
WEINSTEIN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP
Launched in 2008, the Weinstein International Fellowship provides opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the U.S., with the hope of advancing dispute resolution in their home countries. Since the fellowship’s inception, more than 70 mediators from 53 nations as diverse as Nigeria, Israel, Cambodia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina have come together to gain knowledge and share best practices in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
PRO BONO MEDIATIONS & SETTLEMENTS
Jed Melnick was responsible for the successful mediation of a pro bono case between the Disability Rights Advocates and the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which led to a historic settlement raising the number of handicap accessible taxi cabs from less than 5% of the fleet to 50% of the fleet by 2020. This settlement led the Judge overseeing the case to issue a statement proclaiming, “[T]his is one of the most significant acts of inclusion in this city since Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.”
SEVEN TEEPEES YOUTH PROGRAM
Co-founded by Judge Weinstein, Seven Teepees Youth Program works with inner-city youth in San Francisco to foster the skills they need to make lifelong positive choices and create their own opportunities for success. Seven Teepees’ Learning Center guides students from 6th through 12th grades, while its College and Career program aims to increase the number of first-generation college students. The Weinstein Melnick Team is a Founding Sponsor of this important nonprofit organization.
THE DANNY WEINSTEIN YOUTH FOUNDATION
The Danny Weinstein Youth Foundation is a charitable foundation committed to helping exceptional organizations that enrich the lives of youth. The Foundation provides monetary grants to organizations that empower young people in underserved communities; support programs that encourage young men and women to make positive life choices; and provide resources to young men and women so that they can create their own opportunities to succeed.