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LSC Awards First Vieth Grants to Support Leadership Training in Civil Legal Aid

WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that seven legal aid organizations will receive grants from its new G. Duane Vieth Leadership Development Program, LSC’s first grant initiative to support training in leadership skills in the field of civil legal aid.

Generously funded by the Arnold & Porter LLP Foundation, the program will award grants each year to leaders of LSC-funded organizations to support training, coaching, or other professional development in non-profit leadership skills.

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. (CLSMF) will use its $10,000 award to support leadership training and development. CLSMF will hire a consultant to assist with its strategic planning, including defining the organization’s strategy and mission, as well as developing better systems for allocating resources. Staff and board members will participate in this training, which will run seven-to-nine months.

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