The Philadelphia Tribune on April 19 previewed the Community Lawyering Clinic’s second annual open house for residents of Powelton Village and Mantua.
The open house provided an opportunity for the clinic to outline current programs and to learn more from neighborhood residents about their legal needs.
The event enables the clinic to design strategies according to area residents’ interests and needs, Professor Rachel Lopez, director of the clinic, told the Tribune.
Acknowledging that many residents are concerned about gentrification in Powelton Village and Mantua, Lopez noted that the clinic has organized a series of programs at the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to assist area homeowners and residents.
The April 20 open house attracted more than 50 neighborhood residents, who took part in discussions and a buffet dinner at the law school.