The Skyline College Legal Clinic, located in the Dream Center at Building 1, Room 1-219, aspires to fulfill the community’s unmet needs of accessibility to legal information.
Since 2014, under the direction of supervising attorney Maria Segarra, the clinic has served Skyline College students, faculty and staff, as well as other members of the community.
As envisioned, the clinic will help bridge the justice gap by providing access to legal services for under-resourced members of the local community. Since late fall 2016, the clinic has seen a noticeable increase in the number of students who come to the clinic to ask questions about their immigration status and to voice fears of deportation. This investment in our community allows the clinic to be an integral part of holistic services to students by providing free and confidential legal information on immigration matters, Dream Center and SparkPoint helps students stay safe and on track to meet their educational goals.
As clinic supervisor Maria Segarra stated, “As an immigrant, I know what it feels like to be afraid, to be uncertain and to worry about what the future holds. I hope that together with the Dream Center, SparkPoint and Skyline College, we can provide a safe and caring place for undocumented students, families and community members. We are here to serve.”
The clinic is open to students, staff and the public. For appointments, go tinyurl.com/skylegalclinic. All consultations are free and confidential. For questions or information, please contact SparkPoint at (650) 738-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Legal Clinic and the many invaluable people who made this work possible, please see this article.
Article by Chad Thompson