Rasheedah Phillips, Esq. is a 2008 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, and a 2005 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Temple University, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Phillips is currently employed at Community Legal Services (CLS) as a full-time staff attorney in the Public Housing Unit, beginning her legal career as a 2008-2010 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. In addition to her work at CLS, Ms. Phillips has been working in the community for several years with organizations such as Communities in School and Project PEACE to mentor young parents by speaking on her experiences as a young mother and demonstrating that success is still possible in spite of life difficulties. She has also worked with organizations such as Need In Deed on service learning projects geared toward making adolescents aware of the consequences of teenage parenthood. She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations that advocate for social justice and the rights of women and children, such as the Family Planning Council, Family Care Solutions, Leeway Foundation, Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, and ChildSpace CDI. She currently serves as Vice President on the board of the Friends of the Free Library.