Mission

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%)*

 
Brooklyn neighborhoods with a high level of poverty

Brooklyn neighborhoods with a high level of poverty

Williamsburg/Greenpoint     28.0%

Bedford Stuyvesant     33.1%

Bushwick     30.3%

East New York/ Cypress Hills     28.1%

Crown Heights     24.9%

Flatbush/Midwood    20.9%

Brownsville    35.3%

_

_

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007/09 American Community Survey