Goulston & Storrs and David Abromowitz Receive Core Values Awards from YouthBuild USA, Inc.
Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 firm, is pleased to announce that David Abromowitz and the firm have received YouthBuild USA’s inaugural 2020 Core Values Awards. The firm has had a nearly 30-year pro bono partnership with YouthBuild USA, which is a nonprofit organization that champions opportunities for youth who aspire to improve their lives and communities through completing their education and acquiring practical work skills to reach their full potential. The awards were presented at YouthBuild’s annual Building Better Together event, which was held virtually on December 16.
David Abromowitz received YouthBuild’s Individual Core Values Award for his numerous contributions to the organization. Abromowitz, currently of counsel at Goulston & Storrs, is nationally known for his work on complex development and finance deals, in particular public-private affordable housing partnership transactions. He served on the Board of YouthBuild USA from 1998 through 2014, and as the organization’s chief public policy officer from 2015 until earlier this year. He is a past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, an organization where he has held several leadership roles and has served on the Board of Directors since 1997.
Goulston & Storrs received YouthBuild’s Partner Core Values Award for the firm’s long-standing and deep commitment to the organization. Andy Ferren, a director at Goulston & Storrs who has been involved with YouthBuild since 2003, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf. Over the years, Goulston & Storrs has advised YouthBuild on a wide range of issues including governance issues, contract matters, real estate matters including YouthBuild’s move to its new Boston headquarters, financial transactions, employment matters, brand management and enforcement, nonprofit endowment and tax issues, and international expansion.
With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At nearly 300 YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world, students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities. To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 180,000 young people to dedicate over 50 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities. YouthBuild USA – the support center for the YouthBuild movement – strengthens YouthBuild programs through technical assistance, leadership development, innovative program enhancements, and advocacy. YouthBuild programs located outside of the United States are supported by YouthBuild USA’s international division, YouthBuild International. For more information about the YouthBuild movement, YouthBuild USA, and YouthBuild International, visit YouthBuild.org.