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Matthew Davis

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Matthew Davis

Matthew Davis

Name of Host Organization: Legal Aid Society, Inc.
City, State: Louisville, Kentucky
Issue area: Employment
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, Legal Aid Society, Inc.

The Project

Work to address legal barriers to employment of economically disadvantaged individuals. Provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals with a legal barrier to employment such as an expungement-eligible criminal record and denial or revocation of an occupational license.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Economically disadvantaged individuals receive legal services related to removal of employment barriers and obtain employment as a result of legal services received.
The Right Person For This Project
Matthew is the right person for the project because:
• The very real, and immediate ability to affect positive change in a client's life drives his passion for this project
• At the end of the day, he wants to be able to say with confidence that his degree in law and license to practice improved the lives of those he served and represented.