Learn how this nonprofit is working to change the educational and career trajectory of low-income, minority youth from urban neighborhoods in New York City.

This year, 34 nonprofits are starting the year off strong thanks to the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® grant program, which recognizes organizations that address education, hunger or homelessness in our local communities. Chick-fil-A awarded a total of $5 million to recipients spanning 19 states and 33 cities, with grants ranging from $50,000 to $350,000 to help these nonprofits further their impact in 2022 and beyond.

Legal Outreach is one of our winners from the Northeast region.

Reaching new heights

Since 1982, Legal Outreach has used law-related educational courses, activities and programs to prepare low-income, mostly minority, and/or first-generation urban youth from underserved neighborhoods in New York City for academic success and professional careers. The organization’s multifaceted curriculum includes legal instruction, simulations, professional exposure and internships, coaching/mentorship and more. In 1989, Legal Outreach established College Bound, a comprehensive, four-year college prep program. Since graduating the first class in 1993, 98% of participating students have attended four-year college.

“The Chick fil-A True Inspiration Awards grant will support Legal Outreach’s implementation of 12 distinct programs designed to provide over 220 low-income and minority youth from underserved communities in New York City with the academic skills, exposure, values, discipline and support necessary for success in college and beyond,” said James B. O'Neal, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Legal Outreach.

Want to learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about this incredible organization and how you can get involved, visit Legal Outreach’s website.

To meet all of our 2022 grant recipients, visit our winners page.

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