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Allyssa Villanueva Aims to Ensure Equality for Students and Workers in Hometown Oakland

UC Hasting College of the Law student Allyssa Villanueva is a Bay Area native born and raised in Oakland – where she aims to work in public service after law school and make her mark in ensuring racial equality in education and employment. This summer’s Robert M. Dell Student Advocate in the Racial Equality Program, … Continue reading “Allyssa Villanueva Aims to Ensure Equality for Students and Workers in Hometown Oakland”

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Fathers Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Job & Family

Sunday, June 21st, was Alfonso Garcia’s first Father’s Day. His baby Naomi was born on May 26th. Alfonso works as battery technician for an emergency road side service company in Mountain View. After his partner Gardenia gave birth to their daughter, the pediatrician told Alfonso and Gardenia that their baby required a special battery of … Continue reading “Fathers Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Job & Family”

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Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood

For the past year and a half, third year law student Christina Jones has had her sights set on joining Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this summer. In early 2014, as first-year law students at the University of Notre Dame, Christina and three of her classmates met the majority of LAS-ELC’s legal … Continue reading “Beyond the Classroom: Christina Jones Wants Employment Opportunities for Special Needs Students into Adulthood”

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A Commitment to Service: DeCarol Davis' Journey from Home to the Military to LAS-ELC

Though now living in California, our incoming law clerk DeCarol Davis considers Darlington – a tiny, rural town in South Carolina – her home. Her whole family lives down South, and Darlington is where she goes home for the holidays. DeCarol comes from a loving, hard-working family, some of whom have been employed as hotel … Continue reading “A Commitment to Service: DeCarol Davis' Journey from Home to the Military to LAS-ELC”

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Family-Friendly Workplaces Create a Stronger California

A new mother is told she will be fired if she does not return to work when her baby is just six weeks old. A retail worker struggles to find child care because her schedule is erratic and changes with little notice. A grandson is denied time off to care for his dying grandmother.  Thankfully, … Continue reading “Family-Friendly Workplaces Create a Stronger California”

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