Welcome to EBCLC's new look! Over the past year, we have been working with our diverse communities to strengthen our shared connections, reflect on our 35 year legacy, and codify our hopes for the future. Our new logo and brand are symbolic of setting our sights on a raised horizon and shining far reaching light. It communicates our values and our commitment to be in deeper partnership with you. Look around and learn more about our mission and vision, our collective impact, and the people that make our work possible.

Advancing Justice

Through free legal services, advocacy, and education, we’re centering women of color in our pursuit of a thriving, equitable East Bay.

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Our Vision

We envision a California where Black and Indigenous communities are positioned to realize thriving, healthy, and dignified lives through our three-pronged approach.


Direct Legal Services

Free legal services to overcome racial and economic injustice.

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Robust Clinical Education

Activate law and social work students to advance community justice.

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Systems Change

Champion local and statewide policies to advance justice in California and beyond.

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“Black and Brown people are often referred to as ‘system impacted’ when in fact they are ‘system intended.’

Most of our clients are women of color with ambitions to launch their own businesses, organize movements, build homes and lead full thriving lives. It is our honor to work towards our collective liberation.”

Zoë Polk, Executive Director

We Believe in Dignity and Opportunity

We are the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disruptor. For over three decades, we have nurtured community partnerships to provide each client with holistic legal services that reflect their unique, complex experience.


Clients served annually


Critical legal services provided


Immigration applications filed for DACA renewals and other immigration relief


In public benefits secured for clients and their families

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 Build a community where people can thrive.

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