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Des Moines Register's YP Spotlight: A 'calling' leads to Iowa Legal Aid for Justin Gross (LW'08)

By Todd Erzen, The Des Moines Register, Feb. 25, 2013

A strong sense of “do unto others” has long permeated the life of Justin Gross.

His father was a Catholic school religion teacher, then principal. It was a robust example that turned up the volume even more in sixth grade, when Gross and his two siblings followed dad’s transfer to Des Moines’ diversity-rich but poverty-stricken Holy Family School.

A whole new pair of ears to hear and eyes to see were bestowed on the young man seemingly destined to one day work for Iowa Legal Aid, which bills itself as providing “critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.”

Date Posted: 2/25/2013
Last Modified: 2/25/2013 3:48:00 PM by Ann Van Hemert