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PILCOP Volunteer

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Review for The Public Interest Law Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) is a great organization to be a part of, mainly because of the people who work there. These people have their heart's in the right place as they work hard to help those who are often forgotten in society. Currently, that means working on a number of issues; from helping disabled children receive a quality education; to increasing access to health care for less affluent children; to seeking better solutions for dealing with truancy; and working toward environmental justice.

The organization also provides many opportunities for being involved and learning. PILCOP offers seminars and symposiums on education and environmental topics. It also employs young lawyers and provides internships for law students to learn more about public interest law. As a volunteer, I have learned a great deal and have found the staff very open to providing information about their work. They are also very appreciative of the contribution I am making to their efforts.

If you are interested in learning about public interest law and want to help make a difference, I would highly recommend that you consider the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In answering the phones, I hear many expressions of gratitude from those who have been helped by PILCOP. For example, recently, I have received many appreciative phone calls from parents' adversely affected by the Lebanon School District's policy of punishing them with excessive fines when their children are truant.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ensure that they had the resources to do the good work they do.

Role:  Volunteer & I volunteer answering phones and responding to e-mails.