The California Central Valley trip will expose students to the legal issues of communities so close to the Bay Area in which we live, but whose stories are often left untold. This trip will partner with three nonprofit organizations in Fresno, California. One group of students will work with Central California Legal Services, which provides legal aid to qualifying individuals below the poverty level. The other group of students will split their week working with the Fresno offices of Root & Rebound and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). We expect to do a combination of direct legal services assistance with policy or legal research and writing work. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, but is not required. In addition to providing legal assistance over spring break, students will meet with various entities in the Central Valley to learn more about the area and the work being done in the region.
Time Commitment: In addition to the entirety of Spring Break 2019, we anticipate that trip participants will meet 1-2 times a month in the Fall and Spring to prepare for the trip, get to know the other group members, and learn about the Central Valley.
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