The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Today’s Date: * Sunday, April 23, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

1223 W 6TH ST
Cleveland, OH 44113
United States
County *
Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Lorain, Geauga
Your Name * Melanie Shakarian
Your Title *
Director of Development and Communications
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (216) 861-5217
Executive Director’s Name *
Colleen Cotter
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice, equity, and access to opportunity for and with people who have low incomes through passionate legal representation and advocacy for systemic change. This mission centers on our vision for Northeast Ohio to be a place in which all people experience dignity and justice, free from poverty and oppression.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • [3] Children
  • [7] Equality & Social Justice
  • [11] Poverty
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
Volunteer coordinator Lauren Gilbride
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (216) 861-5217