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Reflection from new Board Chair Dr. Gloria Bader

Gloria Bader (left) with VIT Project Coordinator Alice Bendinelli at the 12th Annual La Mancha Awards I am honored to begin my role as chair of the remarkable Board of Directors of Casa Cornelia Law Center. The Board's commitment centers on guiding and supporting the Executive Director, Carmen Chavez and the entire staff, the enthusiastic donors, our zealous [...]

Reflection from new Board Chair Dr. Gloria Bader2021-01-21T10:23:32-08:00

Leonardo’s Escape from Intimidation and Imprisonment

As the third of four siblings growing up in Cuba, Leonardo* had a hard time gaining the support and education he needed. His family struggled financially and he eventually had to drop out of school at age 14. He says he did it, “In order to help my parents and siblings because we did not have enough money to eat.” [...]

Leonardo’s Escape from Intimidation and Imprisonment2020-12-03T10:00:48-08:00

Community Resources

We are here for you! Casa Cornelia Law Center stands by our community and will continue to be there for those who need  immigration legal services. If you or someone you know have questions about your eligibility for our services, call 619-231-7788 or click here. ¡Aquí estamos! Casa Cornelia Law Center continúa ayudando a la comunidad, especialmente a aquellos que [...]

Community Resources2020-11-04T14:41:27-08:00

Deacon Jim Vargas – Reflecting on my time at Casa Cornelia

Dear Friends of Casa Cornelia, I send my best to you and your families, and I pray that you are safe and healthy. I have been honored to serve as Board Member of Casa Cornelia Law Center for the past 12 years, eight of which I have served as Board Chair. As my term comes to a close this December, [...]

Deacon Jim Vargas – Reflecting on my time at Casa Cornelia2020-10-09T09:06:54-07:00

Marcel’s Story: Trapped in the Middle of the Cameroonian Conflict

Marcel* was born directly into the conflict between the English and French-Speaking regions of Cameroon. With an absent father, Marcel grew up with title of his mother’s Anglophone culture - he attended school in English and adopted Christian practices. But disputes with his father’s family over his up-bringing resulted in Marcel moving to a Francophone region with his uncle to [...]

Marcel’s Story: Trapped in the Middle of the Cameroonian Conflict2020-08-26T16:43:57-07:00

From Casa Cornelia Employee to Harvard Law: A Reflection by Rosa Vargas

Rosa Vargas has worked as our Pro Bono Program Assistant at Casa Cornelia for over two years. Now, she has chosen to pursue the next step of her legal career at Harvard School of Law. As she nears her last day here at the Law Center, she reflects on the people she was able to work with and the skills [...]

From Casa Cornelia Employee to Harvard Law: A Reflection by Rosa Vargas2020-08-20T12:21:51-07:00

Adriana’s Story: A Doctor Running from Political Corruption

In a small town somewhere in Cuba, a young girl named Adriana* had a dream of becoming a doctor. After persevering, she graduated from medical school and began working at a clinic. One day while working, she was approached by Communist Party members pressuring her to join their party or attend political meetings. Adriana continuously refused, not bothering to hide [...]

Adriana’s Story: A Doctor Running from Political Corruption2020-07-22T09:42:01-07:00

We Stand with Victims of Human and Civil Rights Violations

Casa Cornelia Law Center joins our local, national, and international communities in condemning racism and crimes against humanity.  We are deeply saddened by the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and so many others who needlessly lost their lives. Our country is based on the principle that all persons have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of [...]

We Stand with Victims of Human and Civil Rights Violations2020-06-04T11:23:27-07:00
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