Community Programs in the School of LawTitle: Community Law In Action - (CLIA)
Description: CLIA's numerous programs include the Law & Leadership Academy at five Baltimore City High schools: Patterson, National Academy Foundation, Reginald F. Lewis, Heritage and Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. The Law and Leadership Academies serve over 300 10th-12th graders. CLIA has also worked with students at Baltimore Talent Development and Highlandtown Middle-Elementary in its Teen Leaders for Change program. In 2001, CLIA partnered with a group of emerging leaders to create the Baltimore Youth Congress, a youth-led advocacy organization. Currently, the Just Kids partnership focuses on juvenile justice and school reform issues, while working to develop leadership opportunities for young people. CLIA also provides training for at-risk youth in job readiness and community service.
Community Served: Citywide
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Program Timeframe: Continuous