Our Programs


Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization (JTB) ® offers free educational pipeline programming for students in middle school, high school, college, and law school with a mission to inspire under-represented, under-served and at-risk students and increase the diversity in the legal profession.  JTB offers educational and inspirational programming and follow up to under-served youth from disadvantaged, underexposed backgrounds and experiences, at no cost to participants as we lay the foundation for their educational and professional excellence. JTB provides a pathway to success for young adults through a learning and mentoring experience, which enables and encourages participants to explore the possibility, through academic achievement, of entering the law as their chosen career. To hear directly from our scholars about how JTB programs have positively influenced them, please visit: http://bit.ly/JTBFAlumni.


2016 National Conference


Join us September 15-18, 2016 at the New York Marriott Marquis (New York, NY) as we celebrate "Equal Justice Under Law--The Legacy of Constance Baker Motley." We will bring together hundreds of high school students, lawyers and judges to enjoy compelling programming directly aimed at increasing diversity in the the legal profession and the judiciary. Check back soon for more details. Registration coming soon!


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Become A Sponsor


Financial Donation

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations to Just the Beginning - A Pipeline Organization are tax-deductible.  All funds contributed support JTB-APO's mission to inspire at-risk students and increase diversity in the legal profession.  JTB-APO does not accept any government funding and completely relies on donations from the private sector. Please send sponsorship inquiries to: Just The Beginning - A Pipeline Organization c/o Director of Development & Marketing, 233 S. Wacker Drive Suite 6600, Chicago, IL 60606 or call 312-258-5930. To hear why other organizations have partnered with us, please visit:https://youtu.be/Mfi7AMaC4WQ

Supplies, Product Contribution or Volunteer
JTB-APO is always appreciative of in-kind gifts in the form of supplies and products which can be used or enjoyed by the students. If you are interested in hosting a group of students, volunteering your time, donating in-kind, or contributing in another way, please contact us at 312-258-5930.

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We are located in several cities including Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Springfield and Chicago. Our Programs reach all aspects of the pipeline through programs aimed at students from elementary school through law school.

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