Brian R. Furgal

  • Hosted by Rhode Island Legal Services
  • Service location Providence, Rhode Island
  • Law school Roger Williams University School of Law
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Brian assisted low income clients is securing employment by removing barriers to that employment. These barriers include but are not limited to criminal records, loss of license, poor credit scores, or lack of skills. Rhode Island still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. That makes it difficult for anyone to find a job. People with additional legal barriers have a much less chance. The more people who are working the better for both that person and the entire state. Brian addressed the needs of his clients by finding jobs for low income clients, reducing unemployment, and assisting clients to improve quality of life. Brian was the right person for this project is dedicated to helping others. Brian also possessed a wide range of knowledge and skill to assist clients in all needs related to finding employment.

Fellowship Highlights

During his Fellowship Brian assisted current clients at Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. while branching out to the community at large. In addition, Brian engagde in community outreach including clinics¬† to reach a greater number of clients who have barriers hindering employment. The most meaningful experience for Brian during his Fellowship was hearing the gratitude in a client’s voice when he told the client that he would look into her case.


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