Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A’s mission is to provide high-quality legal assistance to low-income individuals and community groups in Brooklyn. We view legal assistance in terms of community development, education, and mobilization, as well as traditional representation. To that end, we partner with and provide legal services to effective local grassroots organizations that have a demonstrated commitment to our common goal of social and economic justice.
Our Target Communities
*Brooklyn A serves neighborhoods throughout New York City, primarily those with a higher percentage of the population living in poverty and traditionally with a focus on North and East Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Neighborhoods living in poverty compared to borough-wide (21.1%)*
Bedford Stuyvesant 33.1%
East New York/ Cypress Hills 28.1%
Crown Heights 24.9%
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007/09 American Community Survey