Legal Aid at: Financial Empowerment Resource Fair

Location: Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown

Free and open to the public - Thursday, July 21, 2022

Overview:

Advocates on our Neighborhood Law Project (NLP) will be onsite at the Financial Empowerment Resource Fair held at Newport Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. Residents can meet with an attorney to identify and resolve legal barriers that may be blocking their efforts to lead productive, stable, and meaningful lives. Advocates will also share information and provide support around efforts to strengthen community investment, including, but not limited to:

  • Assistance with small business and nonprofit start-ups
  • Strategies to manage debt
  • Addressing court debt and/or barriers to employment
  • Forming tenant unions to improve living conditions
  • Other civil legal issues

The NLP Project works to promote economic development in historically disadvantaged neighborhoods by providing legal advocacy, expertise, and support to strengthen grassroots efforts in expanding social justice and racial equity. Project staff aims to empower disinvested communities and build coalitions for positive social change.

Registration:

Walk-ins welcome