Rob Wisner, shareholder in our Banking and Financial Practice, is also the Chairman of the Board of Cherish Our Children Inc. (COCI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on working with children who have experienced the trauma of having a parent incarcerated.  More than 125,000 children in Houston have an incarcerated parent.

While COVID-19 has drastically affected all students academically, at-risk students who were already in danger of falling through the cracks before COVID-19 were greatly impacted. During the shutdown in the spring, their stress levels increased, along with food and housing insecurity. For many, school had been one of the few stable forces in their lives, but when classes went virtual in March, much of that connection was lost.

What impact has the pandemic had on these students and how can the damage be repaired?

Rob Wisner and Ken Wells, President/CEO of (COCI), were asked by several media outlets to discuss the harm and solutions caused by the pandemic to these students.  To read or hear their comments, please go to:

To learn more about COCI and its programs, please click on COCI.