Alexis Kim, an associate in the Tax and Wealth Management group at Walter | Haverfield, is one of 27 graduates of the OnBoard Cleveland class of 2018. OnBoard Cleveland, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center, helps early-career professionals make a difference in their community and their workplace.

“OnBoard Cleveland gave me the guidance to make tangible connections to new non-profits,” said Kim, who focuses her work on tax-exempt organizations. “Not only is that a great skill as I grow my practice, but I’m also eager for more opportunities to volunteer.”

Kim currently volunteers for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and Legal Aid at the West Side Catholic Center in Ohio City, helping local homeless women with legal issues.

OnBoard Cleveland is a six-month program that includes a competitive application process. Participants start off by learning about critical community issues and collaborative leadership skills. They then learn how to utilize their individual strengths to become better connected to philanthropic and professional opportunities.

“Alexis came to Walter | Haverfield with a strong skillset in the legal tax field,” said Gary Zwick, chair of the firm’s Tax and Wealth Management group. “Her participation in this program only makes her that much stronger as an attorney and individual who has a passion for non-profit work. We are extremely proud of her accomplishments.”

Kim is the first Walter | Haverfield attorney to complete OnBoard Cleveland.