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AmeriCorps Opening Day, 2016.
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Orientation, 2016.

Member Experience

ALA-Massachusetts offers one of the few opportunities that offers an AmeriCorps national service experience in a legal setting. While members are placed at different organizations across the state, they have opportunities throughout the year to attend trainings and events as a group. Beyond our service year, ALA-Massachusetts has a strong network of alumni who remain connected to the program.

Our AmeriCorps members leave at the end of their service year with a core set of legal skills and a deep understanding of what low-income families in crisis face. Here’s what our members and alumni say about their experience serving as an ALA-Massachusetts Advocate: 

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"AmeriCorps gave me the path to the career I wanted."
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“A life-changing experience that I will always carry with me.”
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“I leave the program with the commitment and burden of continuing the fight against poverty through legal advocacy.”
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"I have contributed to an organization that has an important impact on its community, learned so much about the legal profession, and found I have skills I would not have been able to identify last May."
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“It’s been such a reward to have clients appreciate the work that I’ve done and to know that I’ve made a meaningful impact in their lives.”
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"My peers understand the sacrifices of a service year and the challenges of being thrown head first into a new area of law. It was nice to both commiserate the losses and celebrate our wins together. It was nice to remember that there are many other people in the same boat as me."