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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Legal Outreach

A BBB Accredited charity


  • Meets all standards

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Legal Outreach, Inc.
36-14 35th Street
Long Island City, NY 11106
Year, State Incorporated:
1983, New York
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.


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.


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

*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.


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


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Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

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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

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