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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Chicago, IL

Jenna Prochaska  has been awarded a Kaufman Fellowship to work with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law in Chicago, Illinois. She will engage in direct legal representation, impact litigation, community outreach, and policy advocacy to enforce new fair housing rules and remove the barriers preventing individuals with criminal histories from accessing and maintaining stable housing. Jenna worked on housing and community development issues in Illinois before law school. She was active in projects both in her hometown of Rockford and in Urbana-Champaign, where she studied Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois. During her time at HLS, Jenna has been a part of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she has served as a student attorney in the Housing Practice Group and a teaching assistant for the clinical seminar, Introduction to Advocacy: Skills and Ethics in Clinical Practice. She has participated in the Harvard Tenant Advocacy Project, where she represented tenants and applicants to public and subsidized housing as a student advocate. Jenna has completed summer internships at LAF Chicago and the New Economy Project in New York City, where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow.