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June 18, 2024
For Immediate Release

Veterans Legal Institute Awarded $20,000 Bank of America Economic Mobility Grant

Tustin, CA – Veterans Legal Institute (VLI) is proud to announce it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation as part of the Economic Mobility grant program, aimed at fostering economic stability and mobility in communities nationwide.

This grant will enhance VLI’s capacity to provide free legal services to veterans in Orange County, helping them navigate legal challenges, restore their records, and access the benefits earned through their service.

Impact of the Grant

This partnership with Bank of America will enable VLI to expand its volunteer program, a critical component of the organization’s success. Volunteers and interns assist staff attorneys in managing caseloads, conducting research, and creating safe spaces for veterans to share their stories. This collaborative effort ensures the high quality and quantity of legal services VLI provides daily.

Volunteering and Financial Education Initiatives

Bank of America’s support extends beyond the grant. Their Better Money Habits program offers financial education sessions to help veterans with savings, credit establishment, and homeownership. These sessions can be conducted virtually or in person, tailored to meet the needs of VLI’s clients.

Educational and Professional Development Opportunities

Through the Academy, Bank of America’s award-winning education and professional development organization, VLI staff and volunteers can access free live virtual educational workshops. These offerings are designed to build skills, inspire career confidence, and foster economic mobility.

Driving Impact Webinar Series

VLI will benefit from Bank of America’s Driving Impact Webinar Series, which provides nonprofit leaders with tools, resources, and expertise to drive community impact. These webinars cover leadership development, nonprofit sustainability, and innovative approaches to economic mobility.

About Veterans Legal Institute

Veterans Legal Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal services to veterans who face barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment. VLI’s mission is to empower veterans and help them achieve self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life.