DALLAS, Texas, May 19, 2022 – The Texas Bar Foundation has made a grant to Frazier Revitalization to purchase needed technology needed at the Community Lawyering Center, a pro bono legal program operated at the nonprofit’s South Dallas location by the University of North Texas (UNT) Dallas College of Law and Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
The grant provides $12,000 to Frazier Revitalization for technology critical to the operations of the UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Center. The center, located off Elsie Faye Heggins Street next to the Frazier Townhomes, provides pro bono legal services that help residents gain steady income and overcome barriers to employment.
“This generous grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will allow us to reach more residents of the Frazier neighborhoods, providing them critical legal services that many residents could not afford otherwise,” said Dorothy Hopkins, president and CEO of Frazier Revitalization.
Frazier Revitalization is a Dallas-based nonprofit that mobilizes change to build a thriving community in the neighborhoods southeast of Fair Park. The organization acts as a “community quarterback” to connect residents with community organizations, institutions and service providers that address the community’s needs.
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $24 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably funded bar foundation.
The UNT Dallas College of Law Community Lawyering Center is located at 4716 Elsie Faye Heggins Street in Dallas and can be contacted at 469-351-0024 or 469-351-0025. Appointments for eligible residents are available days and evenings Monday-Friday, as well as during the day on Saturdays.