Thursday, June 14, 2018

Appalachia Service Project Completes Three Homes in West Virginia

A Chicago, Illinois-based attorney specializing in contested estate, trust, and guardianship matters, James R. Carey has worked with Levin Schreder & Carey LTD since 2001. In addition to his responsibilities as an attorney, James R. Carey is a supporter of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). 

In February and March, ASP, along with World Renew and West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, participated in three dedication ceremonies of homes for families in Clay, Greenbrier, and Nicholas Counties. The three homes were built as part of the Rebuilding Rainelle program launched by ASP to serve families whose homes were damaged as a result of flooding in 2016. 

The first dedication ceremony was held on February 28 for a family of four. World Renew played a significant role in the completion of the project as the nonprofit provided a significant portion of funding and loaned out teams of volunteers to build porches, frame walls, and lay flooring, among other jobs. The second home, built in Clay County, was the ASP's first project in the region, while the third was orchestrated by the ASP Campus Charter at Iowa State University. Since its launch in 1969, ASP has built and repaired more than 17,000 homes with the help of nearly 400,000 volunteers.

Monday, April 30, 2018

White Sox Minor League System Flush with Promising Pitching Prospects

The recipient of a JD from Loyola University's School of Law, James R. Carey is an experienced trust and estate attorney who serves as a partner with Chicago's Levin Schreder & Carey. Outside of his responsibilities as an attorney, James R. Carey enjoys following his favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team, the Chicago White Sox. 

The White Sox have won only four of a possible 18 games to start the 2018 season, but there's plenty of reason for optimism in the Windy City as Chicago boasts one of the most impressive minor league systems in all of baseball. In fact, prior to the season, Bleacher Report ranked Chicago's farm system as the second-best in the MLB, second only to the Atlanta Braves. It included three outfielders among the top four prospects, but beyond that the organization is stacked with pitchers. Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease, and Dane Dunning, who Bleacher Report ranked as Chicago's second, sixth, and seventh-best prospects respectively, have all been impressive to start the season, while other lesser-known prospects are exceeding expectations.

Ian Clarkin, a left-handed pitcher who the White Sox acquired from the New York Yankees in 2017, had only given up one run through 12 and one-third innings with Chicago's Double-A affiliate in Birmingham. John Parke, meanwhile, had 17 strikeouts and only three runs allowed through 17 innings with Chicago's Single-A affiliate in Kannapolis.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Enrichment Outings of Horizons for Youth

James R. Carey has served more than 15 years as an attorney and a partner with the Chicagoland trust and estate dispute resolution and litigation firm Levin Schreder & Carey, Ltd. Outside of his work as an attorney, James R. Carey supports multiple charitable local organizations including Horizons for Youth.

Serving the low-resource neighborhoods of Chicago for more than 25 years, Horizons for Youth provides a range of educational programs for young people. In addition to its scholarship opportunities and regularly scheduled tutoring/counseling services, the organization sponsors an ongoing series of special events through its Enrichment Outings division.

Enrichment Outings take place on a monthly basis and incorporate a wide variety of fun and informative activities. Aimed at young people who are engaged in the Horizons for Youth Big Sibling program, these events are designed for attendance with individual Big Sibling mentors. In addition to teaching kids about subjects such as art, science, and civic engagement, Enrichment Outings provide an opportunity for mentors and mentees to get to know one another far better. Recent Enrichment Outings have included celebrations of Black History Month and visits to local museums such as the Garfield Park Conservatory and the Museum of Science and Industry.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Horizons for Youth's High School Program

The recipient of a juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, James R. Carey of Chicago has over 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Outside of his present focus in trust and estate dispute resolution, attorney James R. Carey is an active supporter of numerous nonprofit organizations, including Chicago's Horizons for Youth.

Horizons for Youth was founded in 1990 with the goals of providing young people with quality education and strong adult support systems. One of the programs that works toward both of those goals is its multi-faceted High School Program, which prepares students to not only gain admission into college, but to succeed in whichever career they choose. To increase the likelihood of student success, the organization works with individual students to identify the right university to meet their particular academic and personal needs. This process involves campus visits to as many as 10 different schools as well as extensive research.

Securing financial help for post-secondary education is another pillar of Horizons for Youth's High School Program. Its officers identify and assist students with the application process for financial aid, grants, and scholarships. Since the program was created in 2010, every one of its high school graduates has attended college.