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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Legal Outreach

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
11/2016
Name:
Legal Outreach, Inc.
Address:
36-14 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone:
718-752-0222
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" The mission of Legal Outreach is to change the educational trajectory of and facilitate the pursuit of higher education among students from underserved communities by fostering vision, developing skills, and enhancing self-confidence. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Legal Outreach, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
The goal is accomplished through the implementation of two core programs: The Summer Law Institute and the College Bound Program. The Summer Law Institute is a five-week, law-based program implemented at six law schools for 120 rising ninth graders. Upon completing the Summer Law Institute, participants can apply to College Bound, a multi-faceted, four-year, year-round academic skill development and support program that takes place after-school, on Saturdays, and during the summers of high school. The components of College Bound include (1) a study and tutorial program, (2) study and life-skills workshops, (3) class advisories, (4) a four-year writing program, (5) a three-year constitutional law debate program, (6) summer internships, (7) SAT prep, (8) a college class, (9) college admissions assistance, and (10) high school to college transitional workshops.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. James B. O'Neal, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$194,998
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Sintelle A. Taylor
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
A-Taylor'D Affaire Gourmet Catering
Board Size:
9
Paid Staff Size:
82



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, grant proposals, internet.
Fund raising costs were 17.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,995,561, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Legal Outreach, Inc.'s Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Contributions and grants

$1,405,398

Special Event Revenues

488,313

Governments Grants

96,600

Earned Revenue

47,492

Rental Income

31,276

In-kind Donations

5,250

Investment Income

417

Total Income

$2,074,746

Program Expenses  

Program Services

$1,873,541
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

1,873,541
345,347
187,314

$2,406,202

$(331,456)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative 8% 
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Beginning net assets $5,336,020
Ending net assets 5,004,564
Total liabilities 173,761

Total assets

$5,178,325






 

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