While the Lawyers’ Committee created the FirstGEN Fellows program in 2012, CLINIC and NILC, joined during the fall of 2013, becoming founding partnering organizations. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC  joined in 2015. To learn how to become a partnering organization please contact us at firstgenfellows@lawyerscommittee.org. All locations are easily accessible by mass transit.

 

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC: Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. Advancing Justice | AAJC is one of the nation’s leading experts on issues of importance to the Asian American community including: affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, immigration, language access, television diversity and voting rights. Advancing Justice | AAJC advances its goals through the core strategies of public policy advocacy, litigation, community education and outreach, and public communications. For more information about Advancing Justice | AAJC, visit advancingequality.org, and follow them on Twitter @AAAJ_AAJC.

 

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Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.: Embracing the Gospel value of welcoming the stranger, CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs. For more information about the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., visit cliniclegal.org, and follow on Twitter @ClinicLegal.

 

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Lawyers’ Committee: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. We celebrated our 50thanniversary in 2013 and continue our quest of “Moving America Toward Justice.” The principal mission of the Lawyers’ Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law, particularly in the areas of fair housing and community development; employment; voting; education and environmental justice.  For more information about the Lawyers’ Committee, visit www.lawyerscommittee.org, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @LawyersComm and like us on facebook.com/lawyerscommittee.

 

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National Immigration Law Center: Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center envisions a society in which all people — regardless of race, gender, income level, or immigration status — have the opportunity to live freely, work safely, and thrive in society. The organization’s advocates and attorneys use a variety of tools, including policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve this vision. For more information about the National Immigration Law Center, visit www.nilc.org, and follow on Twitter @NILC_org.