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April 27, 2012

When I moved to Maryland in 2005, I was looking for an organization that had the potential to make significant impact and that was focused on helping those with limited access to resources (including housing, employment, education, legal protections, etc). I found that organization in the Public Justice Center. The breadth and depth of the issues that they work on is astounding. I first volunteered on their access to education for homeless kids project, enforcing the McKinney-Vento Act. And from there I was hooked by the mission of this organization and the people within the organization, who care passionately about these issues. I have since worked on a variety of issues with the PJC including ensuring basic health care and sanitation for detainees at the Baltimore City Detention Center, on their Civil Gideon project and increasing safeguards for tenants against retaliation from their landlords when they demand to have safe housing. The issues that PJC work on are tough ones, not easily solved. Yet when I spend my time with the PJC and their employees I see how systemic change is possible, and it makes me inspired to continue working on these issues that have such deep impact for those that are least protected in our society.

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