Some of our Community Partnerships

  • APOPO
    APOPO VZW (Belgium) and APOPO US, founded in the 1990s, trains and utilizes HeroRATs (African Giant Pouched rats) to find landmines and detect tuberculosis in seven programs across six countries worldwide.  When deployed alongside conventional methods, the HeroRATs speed up the landmine detection and removal process and tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment, and also present a massive potential to help fight other global issues such as illegal wildlife and contraband trafficking through the use of the HeroRATs’ superior scent abilities and adaptability to training.

  • Arts and Business Council
    Since 1989, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts of Massachusetts has been dedicated to providing free and reduced fee legal services, advice, and educational programming to artists and cultural organizations in New England. Each year, thanks to its panel of 600 attorneys, the VLA assists more than 250 artists and arts organizations with their legal needs.

  • Center for Women and Enterprise
    Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses.

  • Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
    Community Legal Services and Counseling Center provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. CLSACC’s services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. CLSACC draws on the expertise of dedicated volunteer professionals to provide direct services to our community’s most vulnerable members.

  • Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
    Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation and is guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999 for its pioneering humanitarian work. In 2016, MSF had 468 projects in 71 countries in addition to search and rescue operations.

  • D-tree International
    D-tree International was founded in 2004 to improve the delivery of health care to the world’s poor. By leveraging technology to improve access to high-quality care, D-tree International has demonstrated how cutting-edge technology can be used in Africa and Asia to save lives.

  • GLAD Legal Advocates and Defenders
    Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy, and education, GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.

  • Human Rights First
    Human Rights First seeks to promote human rights at home by assisting people fleeing persecution abroad. Human Rights First achieves this goal by partnering with pro bono lawyers to help their clients access legal safeguards in the United States.

  • Jane Doe Inc.
    Jane Doe Inc. is the only statewide membership coalition devoted to addressing issues of sexual and domestic violence in Massachusetts.  Jane Doe Inc.’s mission is to complement and support the expertise and leadership of its nearly 60 member organizations with a statewide strategy to heal communities, promote healthy relationships, prevent conditions that foster gender-based violence, advocate for improved systemic responses and policies, and advance the cause of justice for unserved, underserved and inadequately served communities.

  • Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
    KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation. KIND achieves fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child’s best interests, safety, and well-being.

  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
    The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. It engages in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy, in collaboration with law firms and community partners.

  • PAIR Project
    PAIR is the premiere provider of pro bono legal representation for indigent asylum seekers and detained immigrants.
    To accomplish the goal of providing free legal service to asylum-seekers and access to justice to immigrants, PAIR conducts asylum intakes, screenings and consultations for detained immigrants, and “Know Your Rights” presentations in detention centers and in immigrant communities across Massachusetts. To support its clients, PAIR recruits, trains, and mentors a network of more than 1,000 volunteer lawyers who represent PAIR clients pro bono. 

  • Project Citizenship
    Project Citizenship seeks to increase the naturalization rates in Massachusetts and beyond by offering free citizenship workshops at law firms, community centers and in its Boston citizenship center, where trained volunteers prepare the 20 page applications which are then reviewed by more trained pro bono attorneys.  Project Citizenship serves thousands of immigrants each year through the assistance of more than 750 pro bono volunteers and attorneys.

  • Sanctuary for Families
    Sanctuary for Families is dedicated to the safety, healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence and related forms of gender violence. Through comprehensive services for our clients and their children, and through outreach, education and advocacy, Sanctuary for Families strives to create a world in which freedom from gender violence is a basic human right.

  • Seeding Labs
    Seeding Labs is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that helps talented scientists in developing countries conduct life-changing research by ensuring they have access to the right resources: equipment, training and colleagues worldwide. The organization has worked with scientists in 28 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

  • Victim Rights Law Center
    The Victim Rights Law Center is the first nonprofit law center in the country solely focused on providing free, comprehensive legal services to help stabilize the lives of sexual assault victims in the areas of privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, immigration, and financial stability. The VRLC’s innovative and critical legal assistance is often life-changing for the survivors it represents in Massachusetts and Oregon, and VRLC’s training and education programs improve the response to sexual violence nationwide.  

  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
    Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) provides free legal services throughout the state of New Jersey. VLJ’s mission is to improve the lives of economically-disadvantaged adults, children, and families in New Jersey by empowering them with tools, advice, and pro bono representation with the goal of securing fair and equal treatment within the legal system.

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project
    Volunteer Lawyers Project partners with attorneys in the private bar to increase access to justice by delivering high-quality pro bono civil legal services to eligible clients in the Greater Boston area.

  • Women’s Bar Foundation
    The Women’s Bar Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to justice for low-income women, families, and elders. The Women’s Bar Foundation recruits, trains, and mentors volunteer attorneys to respond to more than 2,000 calls for assistance from low-income individuals throughout Massachusetts annually.