Ricardo Corte is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in Rhetoric. He has been with Social Justice Collaborative since January 2014, starting as an undergraduate volunteer intern. Over the past two years, he has gradually increased his responsibilities, to his current position as a paralegal. His work consists of research, form filling, client declaration preparation, document collection and organizing under supervision of SJC’s attorneys in many of the types of cases SJC handles like: DACA, U-Visa, Asylum, VAWA, Criminal History Expungements, Bond Hearings, Work Permits, etc. He loves working with immigrant communities whom have overcome insurmountable odds from countless countries all over the world. He finds incredibly fulfilling that his work at SJC helps those clients feel empowered. In fact, his experiences have been so impactful, they have inspired him to build civic engagement in his own hometown of Newark speaking at City Council meetings and writing letters to the editor on several unjust housing developments. Point blank, his experience at SJC continues to be unparalleled. Every single day he spends at Social Justice Collaborative means helping those who most need it attain the life they deserve.