Name of Host Organization: Center for Responsible Lending
City, State: Washington, District of Columbia
Issue area: Consumer Rights
Sponsors: Friends & Family of Philip M. Stern
Mara preserved family and community wealth by protecting Latino consumers from predatory and abusive auto lending practices through direct representation, community education and outreach, and policy work.
Need Addressed By Project
The loss of a car can have a devastating impact on families' lives, often resulting in an inability to seek and maintain employment. This is turn further limits families' access to opportunities such as home ownership and higher education. Through direct representation, community education and outreach, and policy work, Maria's project helped fill a critical gap in advocacy on behalf of Latino consumers.