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“We Are Not Political Bargaining Chips” The East Bay Community Law Center’s Statement in Support of DACA Recipients

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | ,

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. This decision blocks new applications for DACA and puts the lives of almost 650,000 DACA recipients and the millions of people connected to them at risk. This includes our client, a UC Berkeley […]

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Black History Month Rising

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | ,

On the dawn of Black History Month, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is reflecting on our legacy of providing Black-centered legal services. EBCLC has always aimed for Black liberation. This has been evident since our founding in 1988 when a group of Berkeley law students heard Ronald Reagan’s dog whistle and acted to […]

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Our Stories

“We Are Not Political Bargaining Chips” The East Bay Community Law Center’s Statement in Support of DACA Recipients

Thursday, October 13, 2022 | ,

Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. This decision blocks new applications for DACA and puts the lives of almost 650,000 DACA recipients and the millions of people connected to them at risk. This includes our client, a UC Berkeley […]

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EBCLC Celebrates AB 1720 Legislative Victory; A Years-long Effort of the Clean Slate Practice

Friday, September 30, 2022 |

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is proud to announce that, after over four years of advocacy, Governor Newsom signed  AB 1720. This bill will remove barriers from the criminal background check process for people applying to work at care facilities. As one EBCLC client stated, “This will help families and their children move […]

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Policy Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EBCLC PREVENTS PANDEMIC FORECLOSURES WITH AB 2463

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | ,

On Monday, September 28, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 2463 (Wicks), effectively stopping the unjust practice of forcing the sale of family homes over small, unsecured debts. East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) celebrates the passage of this long-overdue legislation, which will prevent a statewide foreclosure crisis by expanding consumer protections for all Californians.

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Working at EBCLC

Development Assistant

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 |

The Development Assistant provides support with the fundraising and communications activities of the organization. The position requires an extremely organized individual with attention to detail, excellent judgment and discretion, strong writing skills, a flexible and proactive attitude, and a commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice mission.

The Development Assistant’s responsibilities will primarily focus on helping to coordinate activities for our individual giving program. Currently, EBCLC raises ~$550,000 individual giving annually; we hope to increase this revenue stream each year. The focus of this position is to secure and increase financial support from individuals–major, midlevel, and grassroots donors, and alums of EBCLC’s clinical education program. The Development Assistant will also provide ongoing administrative support to our Contracts Officer for all of our government contracts. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

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Individual Giving Manager

Thursday, June 17, 2021 |

The Individual Giving Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Development, Communications, and Data and Evaluation team, as well as the Executive Director, in implementing multi-prong strategies for sustaining and expanding EBCLC’s individual giving program. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications (DDC).

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Staff Attorney – Immigration Practice

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 |

The Immigration Staff Attorney represents immigrants with a wide variety of immigration matters. The position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, has experience providing immigration services to low-income people, has a strong interest in clinical teaching, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice.

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