The Community Service Committee identifies and promotes opportunities for BCAALL members to donate or volunteer services to the law, library and/or greater community, with a particular focus on organizations serving minority needs.
The Committee selects a service project that benefits the host city of the AALL's Annual Meeting. A representative of the selected organization is invited to the annual dinner and presented with donations.
2017 - Girlstart
Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.
In July 2017, BCAALL members made monetary and in-kind donations of supplies for this year's project.
2016 - Literacy Chicago
Literacy Chicago offers programs in Adult Basic Education, GED Courses, English as a Second Language, Workforce Development, Transportation Bridge Program, Adult Reading and Comprehension Classes.
In July 2016, BCAALL members made monetary and in-kind donations of supplies for this year's project.
2015 - Cradles to Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play.
In July 2015, BCAALL members made monetary donations.
2014 - San Antonio Youth (SA Youth)
San Antonio Youth celebrated 30 years of service to San Antonio’s low-income youth in 2014. SA Youth's mission is "to develop the character, strengths, talents and skills of San Antonio's high-risk urban youth through fun, safe experiences, positive learning environments, and holistic programs that inspire each individual to fulfill their potential personally and in the community."
In July 2014, BCAALL members donated school supplies for SA Youth’s annual school supply drive and made monetary donations.
2013 - Art with Heart (AWH)
Art with Heart is a non-profit organization that "encourages resiliency using the concepts of art therapy to lead toward greater self-confidence and emotional clarity."
In July 2013, BCAALL members donated arts supplies and made monetary donations.
2011 - United Through Reading (UTR)
United Through Reading (UTR) is a program that helps children separated from their parents bond with the absent parent through reading. Keeping in line with the First and Second Ladies' initiative in support of our troops, BCAALL elected to support the UTR military program.
In July 2011, BCAALL members made monetary donations.
2010 - Art from Ashes
The Mission of Art from Ashes is to empower struggling youth by providing creative programs that facilitate health and hope through expression, connection and transformation.
In July 2010, BCAALL members made monetary donations.
2009 - Reading Connection
The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading.
In July 2009, BCAALL members donated books and made a monetary donation. LexisNexis also donated to the organization on behalf of BCAALL.