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Fordham Law School Immigrant Justice Project
The Feerick Center for Social Justice (FC) works with law students, alumni, and a range of partners on social justice efforts. The FC is committed to recruiting and retaining a team from different cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, ages, genders, and abilities, especially from groups that have historically been underrepresented in professional workplaces. Since 2012, FC has focused on immigrant justice—particularly on vulnerable populations of asylum seekers, family units, and unaccompanied children. Through partnerships with trusted pro bono legal services providers, FC expands and enhances limited-scope legal services to migrants seeking asylum and other humanitarian protections in NYC and other underserved communities. IJP clinics and service trips take place across NYC, and in underserved communities like Newark, NJ and El Paso, TX. Volunteers, experienced attorneys, and other professionals work together to design pro se service models and deliver critical legal services to clinic participants. As the IJP VISTA, you will be involved in fostering relationships with affected migrant communities, and continuing to expand and enhance limited-scope legal services through clinics and service trips. This position is part of a 6-member VISTA cadre at FC. The position is ideal for someone interested in careers in public interest law, public policy, urban studies, or economics. VISTAs serving at the Feerick Center must live within commuting distance (1.5 hrs) of Manhattan, NY before their service start date. This opportunity requires mandatory in-person service three (3) days per week. Required in-person days and times (potentially including some evening hours) may vary week to week based on programming. The other two (2) days can be in person or teleservice. This model is subject to change during the VISTA’s service term.
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Member Duties : As the Immigrant Justice Project (IJP) Coordinator you will expand access to justice for migrants in NYC and other underserved areas by implementing and supporting limited scope legal clinics for “new” NYers. This work has economic and racial justice dimensions given documented positive financial impact securing lawful immigration status has, and overlooked migrant populations in NYC like West Africans. You will work with Feerick Center leadership and staff to continue building the Center’s IJP: recruit, train, and support volunteers; help improve data collection/tracking through technology; and develop innovative ways to solicit feedback from volunteers and community members. This dynamic project will give you the opportunity to work closely with attorneys, law students, and members of the immigrant communities we serve. Ideal candidates are committed to justice, have volunteer management skills, and enjoy working with a diverse set of individuals, communities, and volunteers.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Work-Issued Laptop, Unlimited MetroCard . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Law ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Fordham Law School Immigrant Justice Project

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Other languages preferred

Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2024  To  06/30/2024 

Contact Emerson Argueta
150 W 62 St
New York   NY   10023

Listing ID 121998


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