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California Western Community Law Project Receives Two New Grant Awards

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California Western's Community Law Project (CLP) has recently been awarded grants which will enable the Project to continue to support the legal needs and education of residents across San Diego County and provide them with consumer law related assistance.

The Solana Beach Fund, part of the Coastal Community Foundation, awarded CLP a grant of $5,000 to support Solana Beach community members with legal advice and education.

The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation awarded CLP $10,000, which will enable it to continue to provide bankruptcy and consumer law related assistance to San Diego County residents.

“The Community Law Project is especially grateful for the support we received this year from the Solana Beach Fund and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation,” said Dana Sisitsky, CLP’s Executive Director.

“Funding received from the Solana Beach Fund will allow us to meet the increased pandemic related legal needs we have seen from Solana Beach residents, as well as provide critical legal education to these residents and others in neighboring North County communities,” continued Sisitsky. “Funding from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation comes at a time when consumer and bankruptcy related issues are at an all-time high. This funding will assist us in providing legal advice and counsel, and coordinating representation, for dozens of clients facing financial struggles.”

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, CLP had to close all their in-person legal clinics. However, CLP has continued to provide their much-needed legal services through phone intakes and Zoom clinics. To reach out to California Western’s Community Law Project, email clp@cwsl.edu or call (619) 780-7498.

About The Solana Beach Fund: Part of the Community Coastal Foundation, the mission of the Solana Beach Fund is to address and fund community needs and to build local philanthropy through ongoing and legacy gifts. The fund provides grants for nonprofit programs and community projects for the benefit of Solana Beach, its residents, businesses, and friends. https://coastalfoundation.org/programs/solana-beach-fund/

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. https://www.americancollegeofbankruptcy.com/foundation/