Indy Legal Aid has received a Lilly Endowment Enhancing Opportunity five-year grant for the Build Yourself Plus: Good People, Good Jobs, Good Careers program (BY PLUS), a collaboration between Indy Legal Aid, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation, and NeighborLink.
The purpose of the BY PLUS program is to eradicate legal barriers to obtaining employment, provide sustainable employment in the construction industry, transform neighborhoods, and change the lives of thousands of low income, minority, unemployed and under-employed Indianapolis residents.
Indy Legal Aid’s role is to provide a legal assessment for each student who is enrolled in the BY PLUS program. Our attorneys will advise, advocate, and/or represent students regarding a number of issues, such as driver’s license reinstatement, landlord/tenant and eviction, debt, and family law issues.
Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis is a Lilly Endowment initiative designed to help individuals and families facing complex and varied challenges associated with poverty make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficiency.