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Learn About Our Partner Taller de José


February 24, 2022

CARPLS spoke to Brenda Rodríguez, Program Director at Taller de José.

How would you describe Taller de José in a couple of sentences? 

Taller de José is a community resource center located in the Little Village Community, offering accompaniment to connect individuals to the health, legal, and social services needed to achieve their goals. Our staff, bilingual in English and Spanish, create a safe and […]

Learn About Our Partner Taller de José2022-04-27T18:06:15-05:00

My Love Letter to Legal Aid


Tanya with her best friend, Carly.

January 14, 2022

by Tanya Pietrkowski

Tanya is leaving CARPLS Legal Aid to venture on her own as a fundraising consultant for small nonprofits and artists. She spent 11 proud years at the organization growing support more deeply among the legal and business community and increasing CARPLS’ recognition.

If not now, when is the premise and how is the question. This idea occurred to […]

My Love Letter to Legal Aid2022-01-14T10:50:15-06:00

What We Have Learned This Past Year


December 26, 2021

We want to take a moment to reflect on our blessings and the challenges we are witnessing as we reach the end of 2021, a year that has flown by so fast.

Our mission has always been to ensure that everyone has help facing their legal issues. The need has become more pressing with the rise of unemployment, evictions, family law issues, probate issues, debt, and more.


What We Have Learned This Past Year2022-01-06T14:05:49-06:00