Casa Cornelia Law Center

About Casa Cornelia Law Center

In 1993, the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus opened Casa Cornelia Law Center (CCLC) to provide quality legal services to indigent victims of human and civil rights violations, and to educate the public on the impact of immigration law and policy on the public good.

Volunteers Needed

Since its founding, Casa Cornelia Law Center has focused on providing legal services directly to immigrant victims. These efforts continue, but the time has also come to assume an advocacy role by beginning conversations within the non-immigrant community on what constitutes justice for immigrants. To facilitate this endeavor, CCLC has established its Inn of Court, an association of attorneys interested in promoting both aspects of CCLC's mission: legal representation and advocacy. CCLC invites Holy Child alumnae and friends who are attorneys to join the Inn of Court and become "long distance participants" in a conversation about what should shape our immigration law and policy. CCLC believes that informed attorneys in the extended Holy Child family will make a significant contribution within their communities and open the door for reasoned moral decision making on this important issue. This need is ongoing.


Ann Durst, SHCJ
2760 Fifth Street Suite 200 / San Diego, CA 92103
619.231.7788 /

South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project

About the South Central Los Angeles Ministry Project:

The Sisters of the Holy Child partnered with seven other congregations of women religious to open the Los Angeles Ministry Project (LAMP) in 1994. LAMP provides English as a Second Language and parenting classes from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily. In addition, day care and preschool are offered while parents are taking classes at the center.

Volunteers Needed

LAMP needs volunteers to read to groups of preschool children and to assist in the infant and toddler rooms.


Adriana De La Rosa
892 East 48th Street / Los Angeles, CA 90011
323.234.1471 /

* Please note: Response-Ability will also be hosting a service project in Los Angeles, CA. Please see Response-Ability under Pennsylvania for the details.

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