SABA-SC Public Interest Foundation Awards $30,000 in Grants and Fellowships to the Local Community
On June 25, 2008, the South Asian Bar Association of Southern California (SABA-SC) Public Interest Foundation awarded grants and fellowships totaling $30,000 to the following public interest organizations and law students: $4,000 to Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center; $4,000 to California Immigrant Policy Center; $8,000 to Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice; $4,000 to South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency; $5,000 to South Asian Network; $3,000 to UCLA law student Aziz Ahmad; and $2,000 to UCLA law student Vimi Shad.
Founded in 1989, Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC) provides conflict resolution and mediation services to low income, monolingual, traditionally disadvantaged communities and schools. APADARC’s strength lies in its ability to provide services in multiple Asian and Pacific Islander languages. It is the only organization in the country that has a mission of assisting the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities to resolve conflicts through mediation. APADRC will use the donated funds to develop the South Asian Mediation Project which will bring its mediation services to the South Asian communities in Los Angeles County
California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), a statewide partnership of four of California’s leading immigrants rights organizations, is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health and well-being of immigrants in California. CIPC plans to use the grant from SABA-SC Foundation to support its outreach to low-income South Asian communities. This coming year, CIPC will implement a statewide media campaign in partnership with ethnic media outlets to promote access to health and human service programs among immigrant communities.
Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ) is one of the few agencies in Los Angeles County that provides free, high-quality legal advice and representation in family law cases regardless of immigration status. LACLJ has been serving the Los Angeles communities of the East side since 1973. LACLJ’s Family Law Unit focuses on providing assistance primarily to victims of domestic violence, non-English speakers, undocumented immigrants, and other groups facing barriers.
Please click here to access the SABA-SC PIF 2015 Grant Application