Gary Lewis is the Executive Director at GAAP. Gary came to San Francisco in 2001 after receiving a BS in Chemistry from the University of Leeds, UK. Gary spent several years working in biotech before returning to school to pursue a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Gary’s commitment to social justice blossomed during his time at Hastings. Gary was a member of the Social Justice concentration; a volunteer and then leader of the Homeless Legal Services student organization; Community Outreach Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Journal; and an intern with the Homeless Advocacy Project, Bay Area Legal Aid and Tenants Together. Gary was also a student in the Civil Justice Clinic, receiving the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Clinical Student Award for his work assisting the Tenderloin community’s efforts to organize in response to proposed large-scale development in the neighborhood. Gary also teaches a seminar, entitled "Public Health and Homelessness" at UC Hastings.
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Kendra Amick is the Staff Attorney and volunteer coordinator at GAAP. Kendra graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and became a full-time staff member at GAAP in 2013. However, Kendra has been with GAAP since 2010, when she started volunteering at GAAP as part-time student advocate. Kendra’s dedication to fighting issues of economic and social injustice began while attending Scripps College in Claremont, CA. Upon graduating with a degree in Politics and French, she decided to refocus her advocacy efforts on local issues affecting her hometown – San Francisco. After spending several months as a community organizer with a small grassroots nonprofit, she applied to law school so that she could advocate for homeless and indigent clients more directly. While at Hastings, Kendra concentrated in Social Justice Lawyering and participated in two clinical programs at the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic. Kendra also interned with the East Bay Community Law Center in their Welfare Law and Policy clinic and worked on policy advocacy with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Kendra is also a member of the San Francisco Shelter Monitoring Committee
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GAAP relies on the generosity and strength of our volunteers to staff the drop-in clinic and provide the majority of our essential services. Volunteers are encouraged to commit to three hours per week at the clinic, open every day, except Wednesdays, from 9am-12pm, and 1:30pm-4:30pm.