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Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to advancing and enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental health concerns through direct legal advocacy, legislative advocacy, community education and organizing, and impact litigation. We are seeking volunteer undergraduate student interns during the Summer 2019 semester to work between 24 – 40 hours per week. In addition to providing general administrative support to the project, students will have the opportunity to support the work of attorneys, social workers, and advocates. 

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Supervising Attorney. CDP’s Equitable Neighborhoods practice supports community groups when they respond to government-initiated projects and plans, including neighborhood rezonings; when they want to understand and influence big private development projects coming to their area; as they create or defend important community spaces; and when they work to ensure public assets are used for public good. We also support grassroots efforts to change laws and policies that perpetuate structural inequality and displace local people, businesses, and community institutions. The practice works on transactional matters related to land use, including commercial leases and development of community land trusts.

About Equitable Neighborhoods

CDP's Equitable Neighborhoods practice works with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.” We work together with our partners and clients to ensure that residents in historically under-resourced areas have stable housing they can afford, places where they can connect and organize, jobs to make a good living, and other opportunities that allow people to thrive. CDP is one of the only legal services organizations in the City that provides tools and support to make sure that residents have a say in the future of their neighborhoods. Our partners and clients take the lead in our work, and we enhance their capacity so that residents can directly influence decisions that shape their communities.

Learn More:

Equitable Neighborhoods Case Studies:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/case-studies

Equitable Neighborhoods Testimony, Papers, and Reports:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/testimony

Community Development Project

CDP's Equitable Neighborhoods seeks a Staff Attorney to work with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.”

Learn More:

Equitable Neighborhoods Case Studies:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/case-studies

Equitable Neighborhoods Testimony, Papers, and Reports:
https://cdp.urbanjustice.org/cdp-equitable-neighborhoods/testimony

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center (CDP) seeks an Institutional Giving Manager.

The role of the Institutional Giving Manager is to actively coordinate and manage fundraising efforts, with a focus on foundations and other institutional giving. The Institutional Giving Manager works closely with the Executive Director to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of CDP’s mission. The ideal candidate will be a highly organized, self-motivated individual with experience in fundraising and a clear and demonstrated passion for social, racial and economic justice.

The Community Development Project provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. We partner with community organizations to win legal cases, publish community-driven research reports, assist with the formation of new organizations and cooperatives and provide technical and transactional assistance in support of their work towards social justice.

Domestic Violence Project

The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of intimate partner violence.

Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to advancing and enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental health conditions through direct legal advocacy, legislative advocacy, community education and organizing, and impact litigation. We are seeking volunteer law student interns during the Summer 2019 semester to work 35 hours/week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Students will have the opportunity to engage in substantive legal work, including interviewing clients, representing clients in court and at administrative hearings, researching and writing briefs, and working on class action lawsuits and systemic reform.

Safety Net Project

The fight for affordable housing in New York City has reached a major breaking point. Affordable housing is vanishing as landlords exploit a broken system, pushing out rent-regulated tenants and catapulting apartments into the free market

The Safety Net Project (SNP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking law school students who are looking to join the front lines of New York City's new Right to Counsel movement working with passionate and dedicated professionals in the fight against unchecked gentrification and unaffordable housing.

The Safety Net Project provides free legal services to low and no-income households at legal clinics located at food pantries, soup kitchens, and community health centers throughout New York City. We advise, assist, and represent New York City’s most vulnerable members to minimize evictions, ensure tenants obtain necessary repairs to their apartments, and those eligible for crucial public benefits receive them.

International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is seeking an Intake and Legal Information Caseworker to join the Intake & Legal Information Team in our Beirut or Amman office. This is an exciting position for a qualified applicant with a professional background in human rights, immigration, and international law, especially as they relate to refugees.

The Intake and Legal Information Caseworker will be trained by and report to IRAP’s Intake & Legal Information Manager. The Caseworker’s primary role is screening and responding to inquiries for assistance through IRAP’s email helpline, facilitating legal counseling by IRAP attorneys, and assisting in the coordination of intakes with potential clients. Pursuant to available time, the Caseworker would handle direct casework with potential clients including conducting intake interviews with refugees, drafting and submitting intake forms, and completing follow-up interviews and other assignments.

This is a paid, full-time position with benefits. A commitment of at least two years is desired.

Start Date: June 1, 2018 (preferable)

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks a full-time or part-time Payroll Specialist with knowledge of the Paycom Payroll and Human Resource Management System (HRIS) or other Payroll and HRIS systems.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of Staff Attorney to join our existing Workers’ Rights practice (“the practice”).  The practice conducts legal services for community-based worker centers and organizations in all five boroughs of New York City, representing low-wage workers in domestic, retail, service, construction and manufacturing industries.  The legal work of the practice supports the organizing campaigns of partner organizations and centers around federal and state court litigation of minimum wage and overtime violations, tip theft, labor trafficking, retaliation, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims.  The practice conducts legal clinics at worker centers and community-based organizations and assists workers with complaints before New York and federal administrative agencies, including but not limited to the New York and U.S. Departments of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.  The successful candidate will be passionate about building collective worker power and advocating for low-wage workers, particularly immigrants and people of color connected to grassroots organizing campaigns and will have an understanding of working with organizers in CDP’s unique model.

Background:

The Community Development Project (CDP) provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. CDP’s current practice areas are capacity building, consumer justice, equitable neighborhoods, tenants' rights & housing justice, immigrants' rights, participatory research and policy, and workers’ rights. 

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