In addition to providing direct services to Alameda County residents and clinical legal education to students at Berkeley Law and beyond, EBCLC advances justice through systems-change work. We establish our policy priorities based on the issues that arise in our service provision, and we build solutions in collaboration with the community members we serve.
EBCLC is proud to work in close partnership with activists, community organizations, government agencies, philanthropic leaders, and the world-class social scientists and researchers at UC Berkeley to advance racial equity through policy changes. We also engage our emerging advocates—law and social work students—in doing this critical work, as a means of training them to be effective system-changers.
Learn more about our current projects here:
EBCLC’s Systems-Change Work In The News…
The Appeal: As Eviction Cliff Looms, Calls to Cancel the Rent Grow. Interview with EBCLC Interim Housing Clinic Deputy Director Marc Janowitz
Imprint News: Foundation Puts $12.5 Million Up to End Black Youth Criminalization in Oakland. Featuring EBCLC’s Education Advocacy Clinic
The Daily Californian: Caltrans pays $1.3M in settlements to homeless campers for property loss. Interview with EBCLC Director of Homelessness Services Osha Neumann
To contact us about our policy work or to request a letter of support from EBCLC, email Rosalyn Sternberg, firstname.lastname@example.org.