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September 5, 2020

Briona Jenkins joined the LSVAP board in 2020. Briona is a public speaker and development consultant. Recently given the title, “The love child of Oprah, Beyonce, and Michelle Obama”, Briona Jenkins is a public speaker, activist for the LGBTQIA+, female, and people of color communities, and has years of experience using her platform to evoke change. From 2012 until now Bri has been working at nonprofit organizations where she...

Kelsey Hitchingham is the Founder and Executive Director of The Hitchingham Group, a data and finance analysis consulting firm for small and mid-sized Austin-based nonprofits.Kelsey is passionate about progressive and social issues. In 2006 she founded a small nonprofit that funded the construction of a school in the village of Mae Sot, Thailand, which borders what is now called Myanmar and is home to thousands of Myanmar refu...

Here at LSVAP, we strive to forge a gender equal world. For International Women's Day, we want to uplift strong women who inspire us on a daily basis; we want to raise awareness against bias; and most of all, we want to take action for equality.

"An equal world is an enabled world." #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

Our Intake Specialist Jennifer uplifts her Mother, Edneida:

"I give thanks to my mother, Eneida, today and every day for showi...

It's that time of the year again, y'all - our annual fundraiser! This year our event will be at the Asian American Resource Center in Austin on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Our Evening to Empower will celebrate Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project's first two years of operation, and the 1600 clients+ we've helped across rural Texas since September 2017!

We will have a silent auction with items and services from...

September 24, 2019

Help us keep our doors open. 

Hello, it's Glenaan O'Neil, Director of Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project. I need to tell you about some important news. 

Last month, I learned that, due to an administrative change at a funder's office, Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project has lost critical funding we counted on to keep our doors open.  The administrative change happened at the last minute, and while our team was shocked and disappo...

Hey friends! Can you believe how fast this summer is flying by? June came and went, July is almost over, and we're about to welcome August! As we prepare for the upcoming months, we here at LSVAP have updated our list of open volunteer opportunities and we're currently seeking out folks to help us with the following tasks:


1. Social Media & Communications Assistant


Role/scope of work: Social media, marketing, and electron...

July 23, 2019

United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) is using administrative changes as institutional roadblocks to make it harder for survivors to access existing immigration remedies. For us at LSVAP it feels like a war of attrition, with constant administrative changes depleting staff time and funding.
 

Executive orders, regulation changes, and U.S. Attorney General actions often referred to as administrative ch...

Geeks Who Drink, Gourmand's and Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project invite you and five of your smartest friends to form a team and come join us for trivia on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. for Quiz for a Cause! 
 


Here are the details:
Teams of up to six will compete in pub trivia. Trivia is normally free, but we're asking that each person playing trivia to pitch in at least 5 bucks. The winning team will get $5 per team...

LSVAP's mission is to educate, advocate for, and provide free legal services to empower immigrant victims of abuse living in rural Texas. We are looking for passionate individuals who are social justice-oriented, and who believe that everyone, no matter where they were born, deserve to live a life free from abuse. If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please fill out the LSVAP Volunteer Recruitment Form...

Happy Spring, everyone! It's been a fantastic month for us here at LSVAP; we have the amazing opportunity now to introduce two new team members: Perla Arellano Fraire who is our new Central Texas Coordinator, and Jennifer Vallejo who is joining us as our new legal assistant intern. 

Before joining LSVAP, Perla worked as a journalist for the ¡Ahora Sí! newspaper covering an array of topics including immigration, grassroots activ...

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