June 2014 E-newsletter

Justice in Action:  Legal Aid Profile

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

James, a single father who works hard to provide a good life for this his two children, claimed his children under the Earned Income Tax Credit. Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service did not believe that James had children!  After sending him a Notice of Deficiency, the IRS not only froze his tax refund but assessed him over $1000 in fines.  Facing the daunting task of taking on the IRS, James went to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) for help.  READ MORE


 Changing of the Guard

At its Annual Meeting in June, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation bid adieu to four amazing Board members:  Karen Hasara, Carolyn Clift, Dana Green and Ted Chung.  The Board also elected two new members, Deborah Golden of GATX Corporation and Lauren Meachum of the Law Offices of Meachum & Starck.  READ MORE


Need a Grant?  

The IEJF App for that

Grant guidelines and applications for the fiscal year 2015 grant cycle are available on our website.  Applications are due electronically on August 15, 2014.  GET THE APPlication