Project Bounce Back Financial & Legal Educational Course

Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc. (CLS) and the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) are proud to announce the launch of Project Bounce Back.  Project Bounce back will focus on Prince George’s county residents who are facing or have recently filed a Chapter seven or thirteen bankruptcy for financial relief.  During the six-month financial and legal education course, participants will receive practical tips and advice on understanding their finances.  Program benefits include:

  • One-on-one credit counseling
  • Free legal advice & referrals
  • Budgeting tips & tools

CLS’s Mission is to provide education, advice, and/or representation to low-income litigants in civil legal matters in Prince George’s County, MD.  Our goal is to promote equal access to justice by providing access to free legal services through our legal advice clinics, mobile legal services and pro bono referral program to meet our Mission.  LEDC’s goal is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other under-served DC, MD, and Northern Virginia area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.  CLS will coordinate the project and provide legal advice, and LEDC will serve as consultants for the project providing financial coaching personnel and education for participants.

Funds for this inaugural program were generously provided by the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation (“the Foundation”).  The Foundation promotes the ends of justice through educational and charitable activities, and focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency.  They award grants to legal services organizations whose mission and activities are consistent with their mission of fostering the institution and maintenance of legal aid facilities for the indigent.

Project Bounce Back will launch on March 23, 2021, and the application is available here.

For more information contact: John Gabel at gabel@clspgc.org  or (240) 391-6532 ext. 8.

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