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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Legal Outreach

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
11/2014
Name:
Legal Outreach
Address:
36-14 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone:
718-752-0222
Year, State Incorporated:
1984, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from underserved communities to compete at high levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
Legal Outreach meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
Legal Outreach works with New York City school teachers and partners with a variety of legal institutions to provide Intro to Law programs to schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City each year. In addition, Legal Outreach selects a number of participants in the Intro to Law program who have participated in their Summer Law Institute for College Bound (CB), a four year comprehensive academic enrichment and support program. CB provides a number of services and programs to participants, including an after school study and tutorial center, writing classes, a mentoring program, constitutional law debates, academic and life skill workshops, social and cultural events, summer law internships, SAT preparation. and college selection and preparation. Once in college, Legal Outreach offers the College to Law School program to prepare individuals for law school through paralegal internships, LSAT preparation, mentoring, and assistance with the law school application process.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
James B. O'Neal, Executive Director
Compensation*:
$190,297
Chair of the Board:
Sintelle Taylor
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
A Taylor'd Affaire
Board Size:
8
Paid Staff Size:
80



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




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Grant proposals, Internet
Fund raising costs were 6.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,972,152, 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's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Contributions

$1,867,820

Government grants

100,357

Earned revenue

47,525

Investment income

6,816

In-kind donations

3,975

Miscellaneous income

1,417

Total Income

$2,027,910

Program Expenses  

Salaries

$676,298

Occupancy costs

420,240

Depreciation expense

316,981

College bound expenses

99,081

Awards

66,778

Student stipends

61,861

Payroll taxes

51,936

Employee benefits

46,830

Pension

29,032

Office supplies and expenses

27,558

Communications and equipment

21,596

Repairs and maintenance

16,098

Consultant fees

10,947

Insurance

8,351

Equipment rentals

5,142

Travel and transportation

2,593
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income

1,861,322
124,434
188,678

$2,174,434

$(146,524)




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 86%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 9% 
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Beginning net assets $5,779,173
Ending net assets 5,632,649
Total liabilities 168,261

Total assets

$5,800,910






 

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