The LIFE Project: Learning is for Everyone

At Legal Aid, we believe that all individuals should have opportunities to control, improve, and enrich their lives and community - and that includes equal access to quality education.  LIFE is a collaborative project designed to improve access to quality education for students with special needs and address root causes of educational disparities.

How does LIFE work?

Every child can learn. But for a child struggling in school, every day can be discouraging. We know parents or guardians are a child's best advocate. However, it is not always easy to know how to ask the school for what a child needs.

LIFE is holding free workshops to help parents and guardians learn about what educational services are available to their child and how they can actively work with the school to make sure their child gets the support they need.

At the workshop, parents and guardians will get a resource toolkit that guides them through the processes they're likely to face with their child.

After the workshop, parents and guardians will have a chance to talk one-on-one with a lawyer about their child's situation.  For families with complex legal needs, we may be able to provide direct representation to help you work with the school.

Who does LIFE serve?

When are the LIFE workshops?

We have three upcoming workshops in Akron.  All workshops are from 6-8 p.m.  Food and refreshments are provided.  Children's activities are provided too.  Please register in advance.

Thursday, November 15

Windemere CLC

2283 Windemere Ave.

Tuesday, November 27

REACH Opportunity Center

390 West Crosier Street

Thursday, December 13

Findley CLC

65 West Tallmadge Ave.

How do I register for a workshop or get more about LIFE?

To register for a workshop or to get more information about LIFE services:

  • Click here to fill out an online registration form
  • Text SCHOOL to 77453
  • Call us at (330) 983-2698

For information on hosting a workshop, click here to email us.

How can I become a LIFE partner?

If you are an organization that is interested in becoming a LIFE partner, click here to email us.