Description & History
Legacy Corporation has experienced incredible growth; from the number of youth we serve to the range of our services. However, one thing has stayed the same; the organization?s "community approach " attitude when it comes to helping our youth succeed.
The organization began in 2003 as Legacy Drum & Bugle Corps, working with teens interested in the performing arts activity of Drum Corps. Although, the main priority and purpose of the organization at that time was to produce a Drum & Bugle Corps, Legacy lacked the membership to realize this goal. In late 2003, the organization began reaching out to communities and New York City Schools lacking in performing arts programs. The purpose of this outreach was to recruit and increase membership into the Drum Corps program which would later expand to higher rates of membership in the organization as a whole.
In 2004, during a boost in membership, Legacy changed gears to provide a network of performing arts and after- school programs. In late 2005, as a result of the expanding company and support services being provided, Legacy Drum & Bugle Corps was reorganized and rebranded as The Legacy Corporation. This was a groundbreaking transformation to proclaim that Legacy provides more than just a Drum Corps program.
Over the years, Legacy has created many partnerships with New York City high schools providing critical support services to students. In order to create effective and dynamic services that mirror the interests of our youth, 80% of Legacy's services are conceived and developed by our members. Some of these programs include: the summer and fall employment program, Project College Scholarships, and the student plus attendance initiative.
Today, Legacy performing arts and educational programs are operated in several community based organizations and schools in the United States and Europe. Legacy quality after-school programs offer youth between the ages of 14 and 21 a safe environment where they can interact with positive individuals concerned with their growth in the 21st century.