Wong Fleming was a Gold Leaf Sponsor of the NJ LEEP Fall Harvest Community Dinner, which was held at Teachers’ Village in Newark, NJ. This community fundraising event supports NJ LEEP programming, help supply the community house and supports college trips for NJ LEEP students.
The Community Law and Education Program serves area students in 7th to 12th grade. Seton Hall Law students and NJ LEEP staff members teach 14 lessons on Constitutional Rights and the Criminal Trial Process to students in area schools. The program is designed to stir interest in the law among urban youth and also functions as a recruitment device for NJ LEEP’s Summer Law Institute and College Bound Program.
Since 2007, approximately 4,700 students have participated in the Community Law and Education Program. Of those, 340 applied to the intensive Summer Law Institute and 158 were accepted.
The New Jersey Law Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) provides opportunities for urban youth in grades 6 to 12 from underserved neighborhoods in northern New Jersey to perform at high academic levels by building skills through law-related, mathematic and other educational programs, developing the habits necessary for lasting success and community leadership, and offering exposure to role models who have achieved academic and professional success.