Maria Hernandez

  • Hosted by South Jersey Legal Services, Inc.
  • Sponsored by ALM
  • Service location Camden, New Jersey
  • Law school Rutgers School of Law - Camden
  • Issue area Education/Special Education
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Maria ensured that Spanish-speaking children in Camden, NJ receive appropriate educational services. Additionally, Maria focused primarily on assisting children who are classified with a learning disability or are at risk of classification. This project was achieved through a combination of extensive outreach, parent education, self-advocacy, direct representation, and the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys and clinical law students.

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