Sam Goody Jacques

LES Community Hero
Presented by Louis, Basketball Player & Mentee

Sam Jacques was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he attended/volunteers at many grassroots community programs. Sam attended Cardinal Hayes High School in Bronx, New York, where he was a student athlete. Sam went on to Becker College in Worcester, MA where he studied sports management. Prior to working at The Bronx Defenders, Sam worked at The Boys’ Club Of New York as a Coordinator for the Saturday Night Lights program. Saturday Night Lights is a partnership program with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to provide youth with productive time management skills and out of the criminal justice system. Sam also works at The Bronx Defenders as a Client & Community organizer where he supported the needs of all clients. In Sam’s spare time he serves as a community activist and developed a program called I Can Do Better & LES United where he shows his passion for helping those in need.


2021 LES Community Hero Interview