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 worked at Project Renewal Men’s Shelter as a RA 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 where he shows his passion for helping those in need.