Feature Volunteer: Cassie Love

Safe Passage, April 12, 2016

Cassie Love

We are so excited to feature a special volunteer this week. Cassie Love found Safe Passage Project after searching online to help a friend with their immigration status. The more  she learned about Safe Passage Project, the more passionate she became about its mission and work. When the volunteer bookkeeper position opened up, she jumped at the chance to join. That was almost 8 months ago and she has been helping Safe Passage immensely.

As the bookkeeper, Cassie manages and updates Quickbooks, and makes reports for board meetings. She also makes plans to maintain   Safe Passage’s financial health and stability. All of the legal and social services that Safe Passage offers depend on accurate bookkeeping and Cassie has done an  amazing job. Cassie is  finishing her first year at Brooklyn Law School and working part time at a restaurant. She is also the new social chair of the Brooklyn Law School’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association and competed this year nationally in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition.

Despite her incredibly busy schedule, Cassie has been generous with her time and hard work at Safe Passage Project. Cassie recognizes that, even though she has worked very hard to get to where she is, she nevered had to worry about whether she could legally get a job, drive a car, or get into any college, let alone the college of her choice. She also never had to worry about whether or not she could stay in this country. She is driven by the desire to eliminate those many disadvantages our young clients face.

We appreciate Cassie for giving her time to serve our clients and Safe Passage as a whole. She is invaluable and we’re excited that Cassie will be working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York this summer.  Thank you Cassie for all of your help.