Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Opportunities for Funding
The Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Program provides law students with the chance to serve a qualifying host organization of their choosing. AmeriCorps JD members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, military families, disaster victims, and other vulnerable populations.
The deadline for students to apply to the AmeriCorps JD program to receive a $1,175 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award has been extended through May 2.
More spots are available for students working with various populations in any area of law in addition to funding for students providing legal services to veterans, including those serving at legal aid, public defender, other nonprofit organizations, or local, county or state government agencies. Priority is given to projects with some focus on veterans or victims of disaster, however, funds are available for other service. AmeriCorps JD members must begin their service by June 30 and complete the required 300 hours of service within one year.
These funds are currently underutilized, so we encourage our students to apply!
By completing a simple application and consenting to a background check, students have the opportunity to earn additional funds for the work they are already doing this summer and throughout the school year while still being able to receive outside funding up to $4,300.
For more information please go to the Equal Justice Works website at http://equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd