MSBA Leadership Academy Public Service Projects

2012 – 2013
Heroes on the Half Shell

The MSBA’s 2012-2013 Leadership Academy Class developed a program titled “Heroes on the Half Shell,” which aimed to generate public awareness regarding the critical state of the Chesapeake Bay and contribute to the solution.  The fellows created a permanent Oyster Exhibit at the Maryland Science Center and engaged students of four Baltimore City Schools in an oyster shell collection competition, after which they were treated to a trip to the Maryland Science Center.  Through their project, they reached out to over 200 5th grade students and collected 9,280 oyster shells.  Those shells will make homes for 92,800 new oysters that, when mature, will filter 4,640,000 gallons of Bay water per day!
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2011 – 2012
Elder Law Symposium

The 2011 – 2012 Fellows produced “Navigating the Elder Care Maze: What You Need to Know About the Legal Issues Facing Older Adults and Their Caregivers” and the Elder Law Symposium, held on May 19, 2012.
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2010 – 2011
Foster Youth Academy

The 2010 – 2011 Fellows directed their efforts towards helping foster youth gain the skills necessary to succeed once they age out the state run foster care system.

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2009 – 2010
Stories from my Father
Video recordings were taken at a local prison, of fathers reading stories to their children who they are unable to see on a regular basis.
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2008 – 2009
Securing Your Future
What You Need to Know Financial Awareness, Assistance and Emergency Preparedness Expo 2009
Final Report
Securing Your Future Website
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2007 – 2008
Final Report on the Beyond the Bars Symposium
Beyond the Bars Program
The Beyond the Bars Legacy
COA AD HOC Committee on Sentencing Alternatives, Reentry and Best Practices

2006 – 2007
Summit on Youth Violence

2005 – 2006
Website for Youth created with the Maryland Legal Assistance Network (MLAN)

2004 – 2005
Immigration Informational Pamphlets in both English and Spanish and distributed to agencies all over the state.

2003 – 2004
Materials for schools/students "So You Want to Join the Legal Profession" AND a pamphlet to assist National Guard members

2002 – 2003
Brochure on Preventing Hate Crime in Maryland

CD Rom on Trouble in Cyberville – Internet Safety for Children

"Teen in the Law" Brochure