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Durham School Services to Donate School Bus to Cabrini Green Legal Aid

LISLE and CHICAGO, Ill. — Durham School Services, a leader in student transportation, has donated a school bus to the Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) organization based in Chicago, Illinois. The bus will be retrofitted, painted and decorated to become a mobile office to help serve the legal needs of the region.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid was created in 1973 to advocate for and provide legal assistance to the historical Cabrini Green community, due to the lack of legal representation. Now CGLA serves numerous locations across Chicagoland. With the new mobile office, the group can continue to reach communities and expand even further.

“This donation will help so many people, as it provides CGLA the opportunity to provide access to justice to communities that lack access to necessary legal services,” said Executive Director Esther Franco-Payne. “The bus will be traveling throughout the county and the state supporting individuals, families and communities negatively impacted by the criminal justice system. This allows us to assist more people in need of legal assistance.”

“Organizations like Cabrini Green Legal Aid can offer communities life-changing support and Durham is always excited by the opportunity to expand the impact of organizations such as CGLA through enhanced accessibility and mobility,” said Djenne Clayton, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for National Express, LLC. “Giving back to Chicago where we live, work and serve, along with being a good neighbor, is fundamental to our company’s culture.”

About Durham School Services

For over 100 years, Durham has been transporting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn. Durham works tirelessly to ensure the peace of mind of those who have entrusted their children to us. Safety, above all, is the cornerstone on which the company builds everything. Durham is driven by its values of safety, customers, people, community and excellence.

About Cabrini Green Legal Aid

How We Give Justice a Voice—Collaboration. Innovation. Collective Impact. CGLA mitigates the criminal records barrier by employing an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together teams of lawyers and social workers to comprehensively support client goals. CGLA leverages strategic partnerships across other social service sectors, including workforce development and housing organizations to maximize its collective capacity to serve mutual clients.

Through CLGA’s policy and advocacy efforts, CLGA works to remove the systemic barriers that perpetuate the cycle of poverty by way of coalition-building, legislative support and leadership development.

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