External Outreach

As stewards of our community, HBLSA has been hard at work to humanize Harvard in new ways, ensuring that our goals of community-building and social uplift are not restricted to campus grounds. Externally, our work includes initiatives from driving an action-oriented mentorship program with a local high school to helping prospective students from all over the world navigate the law school application process; from engaging in protests and demonstrations for the rights of the oppressed to hosting “know your rights” street law workshops for youth groups and undocumented students; from drafting proposals for legislative reform to coordinating voter registration efforts in the heart of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan; from walking the streets of Cambridge, providing care packages to the homeless to making holiday treats for the toddlers of homeless parents; from hosting series combating domestic violence to cooking and serving nutritious meals to women in shelters and individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses; from hosting a black art and business exhibition on our campus to patronizing local and minority-owned businesses in our programming; and from sending 12 members to African countries annually to developing lasting international ties with non-profits through fundraising and legal services.