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California Western Community Law Project Receives Grants

Dana Sisitsky

“The generous contribution from funders are what allow the California Western Community Law Project (CLP) to offer such a wide scope of legal assistance to those in need throughout our community,” said Dana Sisitsky, CLP’s Executive Director on the announcement that the program had recently received two grants.

Price Philanthropies awarded CLP a grant of $30,000 over two years to support CLP's tenants' rights and responsibilities workshops and increase the City Heights and Mid-City communities' access to legal resources.

The workshops will provide residents with access to tenant resources covering areas such as notices, repairs, eviction, and rent increases. Multi-lingual presentations and ”Know Your Rights and Responsibilities” housing materials will also be available.

“The funding from Price Philanthropies will assist us in addressing a growing need for housing law assistance by dramatically increasing the housing law education we do in City Heights,” said Dana Sisitsky, Community Law Project’s Executive Director.

In the same month, the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation (ACBF) awarded CLP a grant of $7,000 to enable it to continue its consumer and bankruptcy work across San Diego County.

“The funding from the ACBF, helps CLP continue to meet the debt related legal needs of consumers across San Diego County through the offering of bankruptcy law advice, education, and possible representation,” said Sisitsky.

CLP’s work in this area provides low-income families assessment and legal advice, representation by a volunteer attorney when appropriate, and community education through presentations.

“The Community Law Project is so appreciative of the long-standing support we receive from both Price Philanthropies and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation,” continued Sisitsky. “Over the past several years, these foundations have allowed us to make a tremendous impact on the lives of hundreds of clients.”

About California Western Community Law Project: CLP provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas to low income and indigent communities in each of its five clinics spread throughout San Diego County. California Western law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas which allows them to experience the benefits of helping those in need while learning essential lawyering skills from experienced practitioners.

About Price Philanthropies Foundation: The Price Philanthropies Foundation (formerly Price Family Charitable Fund) was founded by retail entrepreneur and philanthropist Sol Price and his wife Helen in 1982. Today, Sol and Helen Price's son and daughter in law, Robert and Allison Price, continue the family's legacy through their leadership of the foundation.

About the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation: The Foundation was established to promote the ends of justice through educational and charitable activities. Its missions, focused in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, are sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications and forums; establishment of scholarships; providing for the collection and maintenance of data and documents for scholarly research, and fostering the institution and maintenance of legal aid facilities for the indigent.