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Pro Bono Net Awarded Empowerment Grant from Motorola Mobility Foundation
The grant will be used to develop web apps that syndicate key legal self-help and referral content from the LawHelp network of nonprofit legal information sites.
The grant will be used to develop web apps that can syndicate key self-help and referral content from LawHelp sites to social media and partner websites, as well as the websites of other organizations that assist low-income people, including community based organizations, community offices of elected officials, youth and family services, homelessness and housing organizations, libraries and social service organizations. The development of LawHelp was made possible by funding from the Legal Services Corporation’
The grant recognizes the important work and mission of Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit leader in innovative programs that increase access to justice, and its network of legal aid partners across the country. Pro Bono Net partners with legal aid organizations to promote collaboration and maximize their impact on justice issues; connects lawyers with resources to increase pro bono involvement;
“We are pleased to win an Empowerment Grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation,”
Pro Bono Net will partner with Texas Legal Services Center, which manages TexasLawHelp.org, to develop the web apps. “TexasLawHelp.org provides essential civil legal information and referrals to more 300,000 Texans each year,” said Paula Pierce, Managing Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center. “These innovative apps will ensure our resources reach an even broader audience through social media and nonprofit websites with similar missions to serving the legal needs of the underserved.”
Empowerment Grants support U.S.-based nonprofit organizations in the development of mobile applications to enrich the communities they serve. This year, 42 non-profits received Empowerment Grants to engage in a wide variety of outreach activities, ranging from technology-literacy education and app boot camps to collecting data for research projects to peer mentoring for students through the use of technology.
“The Empowerment Grants program allows organizations to infuse technology into their communities,”
About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Pro Bono Net uses innovative web-based platforms—www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org, and www.lawhelpinteractive.org—
About Motorola Mobility Foundation
The Motorola Mobility Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Mobility. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Mobility seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Mobility Foundation focuses its funding on education, community, health and wellness and disaster relief. For more information, on Motorola Mobility Corporate and Foundation giving, visit Motorola.com/
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