GREENBURGH, N.Y. Greenburgh resident Wiley C. Harrison has been appointed to the board of directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, a nonprofit law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families in Westchester and other counties.
For low-income individuals to have a chance at reaching the American Dream, the legal system must be accessible to them," Harrison said. "This is the mission of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, and I look forward to contributing toward achieving this goal.
Harrison grew up in Harlem and graduated from Wilberforce University, in Ohio, later earning an MBA from Columbia University. In 1992, around the time he moved to Greenburgh, he founded Business of Your Business LLC to provide accounting, payroll and tax services to churches, non-profits and small businesses.
Harrison mentioned the poor people from Manhattan Avenue and surroundings who often asked him for advice, when they actually needed an attorney.
In a lot of ways what they really need is a better understanding of their rights, he said.
Legal Services of Hudson Valley exists to help people who need legal services but cannot afford them, Harrison said, adding that the organization also works to promote change and reform.
Harrison is also board president of the Thomas H. Slater Center, in White Plains, an executive board member of The Business Council of Westchester, and a member of African American Men of Westchester and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. In July, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Harrison to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council.
Alfred E. Donnellan, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley board president, highlighted Harrisons commitment and generosity to the community.
Wiley brings to our board nearly 20 years of non-profit finance experience, he said.
For more information about Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, visit www.LSHV.org .
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