Overview (Program Summary)
Increase Diversity. Serve Our Community. Make a Difference.
Eleven years ago, two young lawyers made a commitment to increase diversity in the legal profession. In 2012, they founded the Legal Prep Charter Academy – Chicago’s first and only legal-themed high school – in a predominantly black neighborhood to educate the next generation of lawyers and leaders. This school has been growing ever since.
During these challenging times, what can YOU do to show your support for increased diversity within the legal profession and make a difference in our community?
Join us at our community service event at Legal Prep to help the school spruce up its facilities and grounds. We want to see you there!
During that day, we will repaint various common spaces in the school; organize its utility, supply, and storage spaces; perform basic landscaping work around the building; set up Chromebooks for upcoming school year; organize Library books and shelves, and more.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference.
Legal Prep serves 300 African-American students from its West Garfield Park location – one of Chicago’s most under resourced communities. The majority of the West Garfield Park residents are “Black non-Hispanic”, with more than 60% of them only having a high school degree or less.
All of the necessary supplies and lunch will be provided.
The event is subject to postponement based on then current public safety directive.
All registrants will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the Chapter and School.
COVID-19 Safety Plan
Major steps will be taken to create a safe and healthy environment for all volunteers, including providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (face masks and gloves), supplying hand sanitizers, thoroughly cleaning school building and bathrooms before the service day, serving lunch in at least two stages outside if weather permits, and more.
Each volunteer activity will have a clearly stated process and keep volunteers at least six feet away from one another. While most of the work will be done outside or in large rooms, any work done inside the building will be spaced out over ten feet between individuals.