CREEC is looking to hire a Development Director!

Help us create our development program!  Play with the office dogs! The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is seeking an accomplished fundraising professional to be our Development Director.  This is an exciting opportunity to build a fundraising program from the ground up alongside an enthusiastic and successful team of civil rights lawyers and advocates. Join our team and help promote CREEC’s mission to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination. CREEC pursues our mission through education and individual and class action lawsuits. We represent individuals on a range of civil rights issues, but focus on the rights of people with disabilities and on the rights of people detained in immigration detention centers and prisons. Our cases in these areas include a class action against ICE challenging its decision to confine immigration detainees in a federal prison, multiple class actions challenging conditions of confinement in prisons, and individual and class actions on behalf of deaf persons. CREEC and its attorneys have been recognized with numerous awards for our work. More information on the organization and our cases can be found on our website, www.creeclaw.org.   CREEC was founded in 2013 and has engaged in rudimentary fundraising efforts, primarily consisting of an annual event and an end-of-year email pitch. We are seeking someone to help us build and expand on these efforts. We believe that the clients we represent, our mission, our work, and our accomplishments provide a compelling narrative for development efforts. We are excellent attorneys and advocates, but novices when it comes to development. This is where you come...

Welcome to our Spring 2019 externs!

CREEC is thrilled to be joined by three excellent externs this spring.* Allison Crennen-Dunlap is a Chancellor Scholar and J.D. candidate at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She has worked as a student attorney with the Sturm College of Law’s Immigration Law & Policy Clinic and completed legal internships with various organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network and the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center. She earned her M.A. at the Pennsylvania State University, where she was a McCourtney Distinguished Graduate Fellow, and graduated with her B.A. from Georgetown University. In her free time, Allison enjoys exploring new places and strolling through Denver’s parks with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Alison “Ali” Sheets is in her final year at Denver Law. Ali is also a Chancellor Scholar at Denver Law, which is based on both public interest work and merits. While in school, Ali has worked on a variety of issues, including immigration, asylum, crimmigration, death penalty and international law. She regularly volunteers with an immigration non-profit in El Paso, Texas. Ali is simultaneously pursuing a Masters in International Human Rights at the Korbel School of International Studies, where she focuses on human trafficking and is a Research Assistant in the Human Trafficking Clinic. In her free time, Ali enjoys hiking, trivia, and spending time with her dog. Jean Peterson is CREEC’s paralegal-turned-extern. She is a 2L at the Denver Law. Jean graduated from the American University with a B.A. in International Studies. Following her legal interests instead of her degree, Jean worked for the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. in their Securities and...