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Host Organizations for AmeriCorps JD

The organizations listed below are great resources for finding a placement for AmeriCorps JD, although this is not meant to be an exclusive list.

Please use the provided contact information below and clearly state that you are looking for a potential host site for your summer of service experience. Click here for sample emails to send to listed contacts.

The sites listed are familiar with the program and are actively seeking candidates fornext summer unless otherwise noted, but each site may have a different process for screening applicants. You may express interest to multiple sites but must select and secure one placement before applying for AmeriCorps JD.

After you've secured your host organization, visit our program page to prepare your application.

 

New York State Family Security Project

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Contact: Vichal Kumar
Email: Vkumar@ndsny.org
Location: New York, NY
 
New York Legal Assistance Group
Contact: Staff
Email: Volunteer@nylag.org
Location: New York, NY
 
The Door Legal Service Center
Contact: Elizabeth Davis
Email: Lizdavis@door.org
Location: New York, NY
 
Lawyers for Children
Contact: Glenn Metsch-Ampel
Location: New York, NY 
 
Church World Service 
Contact: Shoshanna Malett
Location: New York, NY
 
Safe Passage Project
Contact: Rich Leimsider
Email: rleimsider@safepassageproject.org
Location: New York, NY
 
Queens Legal Service 
Contact: Stephanie Taylor
Email: Staylor@lsnyc.org
Location: Jamaica, NY 

Veterans Legal Corps 

Location: Little Rock, AR
 
Baylor University
Contact: Daniel Hare
Email: Daniel_Hare@baylor.edu
Location: Waco, Texas
 
Bet Tzedek (also an Elder Justice host site)
Contact: Andrea Schneider
Email: aschneider@bettzedek.org
Location: Los Angeles, CA
 
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
 
Equal Justice Center
Contact: Bill Bashan
Email: SharonBashan@nlsla.org
Location: Austin, TX
 
Georgia Law School
Contact: Alex Scherr
Email: scherr@uga.edu
Location: Athens, GA
 
Contact: Kathryn Socha
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Contact: Susan Zielke
Location: East St. Louis, Illinois
 
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
 
Location: Clarksburg, West Virginia
 
Contact: Tom Wendt
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Contact: Kent Eiler
Location: New York, New York
 
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Hamilton County Legal Self-Help Center
Contact: David Sturkey
Email: dstuckey@cgsh.com
Location: Cincinnati, OH
 
Contact: Ron Gyure
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Contact: Harry Higgins
Location: Seattle, Washington
  

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


 
Contact: Meagen Agnew and Neva-Marie Polley
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
 
Contact: Michaela Azemi
Location: Bath, New York
 
Contact:  Betsy Gwin
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Location: Miami, Florida
 
Contact: Rachel Halperin
Location: White Plains, New York
 
Legal Services Hawaii
Contact: Angela Min
Email: 
Location: Honolulu, HI
 
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Legal Aid Society of Orange County
Contact: Renato Izquieta 
Email: Rizquieta@legal-aid.com
Location: Santa Ana, CA
 
Lennox Hill 
Contact: Elizabeth Grossman and Carolyn Silver
Email: egrossman@lenoxhill.org
Location: New York, NY
 
Location: Houston, Texas
 
Contact: Pamela Marx
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Contact: Ann Cofell
Email: acofell@mylegalaid.org
Location: Minneapolis and St. Cloud, MN
 
Minnesota Assistance Council For Veterans
Contact: Sara Sommarstrom
Email: ssommarstrom@mac-v.org
Location: Minneapolis, MN
 
Contact:  Dianna Schwartz
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Contact: Thomas Moore
Location: Washington, DC
 
Neighborhood Legal Service of Los Angeles County
Contact: Sharon Bashan
Email: SharonBashan@nlsla.org
Location: Los Angeles, CA
  
Contact: Ed Marks
Location: Albuquerque, NM
 
Contact:  Will Friedman
Location: New York City, New York
 
Contact:  Sarah Glorian
Location: Seattle, Washington
 
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
 
Location: San Francisco, California
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Location: San Francisco, California
 
Contact: Miles Bardell
Location: Bloomington, IL and other offices
 
Contact: Leigh Ferrin
Location: Santa Ana, California
 
Rhode Island Legal Service
Contact: Janet Gilligan 
Email: jgilligan@rils.org
Location: Providence, RI
 
Syracuse University Veterans Legal Clinic
Contact: Yelena Duterte
Email: yduterte@law.syr.edu
Location: Syracuse, NY 
 
Location: Gulfport, FL 
 
Location: Gainesville, Florida
 
Contact: Melissa Swain
Location: Coral Gables, Florida
 
Contact:   Jessica Marsden
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
 
Location: New York, New York
 
Contact:   Courtney Smith
Location: Washington, DC
 
Contact: Antoinette Balta
Location: Santa Ana, California
 
Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
 
Contact: Patty Roberts
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
 

Elder Justice AmeriCorps (serve victims of elder abuse)

 
Contact: Debra Weinberg
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Contact: Nikole Nelson
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
 
Contact: Dipti Singh and Gus May
Location: Los Angeles, California
 
Contact: Tom Wendt
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Location: Orlando, FL
 
Contact: Keith Morris
Location: Lansing, Michigan
 
Contact: Betsey Crimmins
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
 
Contact:  John Herbst
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
 
Contact: Ron Gyure
Location: Indianapolis and South Bend, Indiana
 
Contact: Scott Hartsook
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
 
Contact: Sylvia Jones
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
 
Contact: Heather Hersh
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas
 
Contact: Margaret Schaefer
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
 
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
 
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
 
Contact: Michaela Azemi
Location: Geneva, New York
 
Contact: Carolina Lombardi
Location: Miami, Florida
 
Contact: Bennett Downey
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
 
Contact: Heather Keegan
Location: Houston, Texas
 
Contact: Catherine Longkumer
Location: Chicago, Illinois
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Contact: Mike Black
Location: Helena, Montana
 
Contact: Matthew Ornstein
Location: Washington, DC
 
Contact: Camille Zentner
Location: New York, New York
 
Contact: Leah Ashe
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
 
Public Law Center
 
Contact: Natalie L. Grossman
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
 
Contact: Chris Coleman
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
 
Contact: Ashley Holliday
Location: Jackson, Tennessee
 
Contact: Beth Ann Richlen
Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
 
Host Sites: If you are interested in being listed on this page, please contact americorpsjd@equaljusticeworks.org