Bridging the Gap

The Sawaya Law Firm was proud to participate in the Bridging the Gap program at Mile High United Way. Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a program that transforms the lives of young adults who were in foster care by providing resources and supportive services. The programs include: housing assistance, coaching, financial literacy, community connections, youth voice, education and employment.

As a part of “take a foster youth to work day,” Alisiana Medina shadowed Michael Sawaya and staff members for an inside look at the day in the life as an attorney. Alisiana is a student at the Community College of Denver studying paralegal. She aspires to continue her education through law school and become a voice for unrepresented foster youth.

Bridging the Gap at Mile High United Way is helping former foster youth’s everyday. Through the support of an independent living coach, partners in the community and services including employment training and educational scholarship assistance these young adults have an opportunity to transition into a self-sufficient adulthood.

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Michael established The Sawaya Law Firm in 1977 and built it into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Colorado, with more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members serving clients from five offices located in Denver, Greeley and Colorado Springs. Throughout its history, the firm has stayed true to its 12 Core Values, which emphasize excellence in advocacy and a commitment to providing outstanding client service. Michael studied sociology and economics as an undergraduate student at The Colorado College, and he earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. In addition to being involved in several legal and community organizations, Michael enjoys playing music and cooking, and he has written a book on spiritual matters.