The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is a non-profit organization based out of Chicago that provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. As part of the Shriver Center’s advocacy, they choose to highlight other groups who are doing excellent work throughout the US.
Last April, the Charlotte School of Law Civil Rights Clinic won the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project for its great work on the Ban the Box project. This year, the work continues as the Clinic is pushing Ban the Box out into municipalities surrounding Charlotte, as well as persuading private companies to adopt the same policies. The Shriver Center posted a wonderful synopsis of the Clinic’s work with Ban the Box, giving the Clinic well-deserved national recognition.
Check out this link on the Shriver Center website to read more about how Ban the Box is helping the Charlotte community.