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CHICAGO LAW AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

We are currently looking for self-driven board members that will support the work of the Chicago Law and Education Foundation and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by CLEF’s Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. In this position, you will support the organization by, primarily working to raise money to support CLEF's mission to provide free legal services and legal education programs. Additionally, you will help create programming for the existing and future community partnerships to ensure more Chicago community members have access to free legal services.

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About CHICAGO LAW AND EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Location:

2111 W 47th St, CHICAGO, IL 60609, US

Mission Statement

CLEF believes in providing free legal services to Chicago’s undeserved communities. Our community lawyering model is specifically tailored to the unique needs of high-barrier populations in Chicago. By using schools and libraries as community centers, and providing legal services in those locations, CLEF helps low-income families more easily identify and locate the legal help they need. With our educational components, we further address their needs by using the unique access to schools and their communities.

Description

CLEF was founded in 2010 by teacher/attorney Dennis Kass, who had previously initiated a free after-school legal clinic at his school, Little Village - Infinity High School. He knew of other legal programs in schools that had been initiated by other attorneys and organizations, programs that were only short-term over time. He started CLEF to provide sustainable long-term organizational support for legal clinics and similar legal educational programs in Chicago Public Schools. In its first year, CLEF had five full-time participating schools. CLEF’s overall goals and objectives include - (1) providing needed legal services and access to legal resources for CPS and CPL students and families, (2) educating low-income communities about their rights and resources, to better enable them to advocate for themselves and navigate their legal situations, and (3) advocating for the rights and opportunities of those same vulnerable communities. Our programs have included: free after-school and open-house legal clinics, and initiatives such as: Housing Stability, Immigration/DACA and Juvenile Criminal Record Expungement.

Community
Immigrants & Refugees
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chicago, IL 60623

(41.8476,-87.72711)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Financial Planning
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Bookkeeping
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Board Members participate in monthly meetings (virtual/in-person) and are assgined individual tasks depending on the organization's needs. Board members are asked to serve a minimum of two years.
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