The 2018 Excellence in Service Award will be proudly presented to Capital One at Street Law’s annual Awards Dinner on April 25, 2018. The Excellence in Service Awardrecognizesthe
volunteer efforts of companies, law firms, and organizations that
provide exceptional community service in the form of a Street Law
Capital One legal department’s outstanding participation in two Street Law programs—the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program and Legal Life Skills for Youth—make them an incredibly deserving recipient of this year’s award.
Capital One’s partnership with Street Law began in 2015, when the
company joined the network of corporations that participate in the Legal
Diversity Pipeline Program. This program encourages young people of
color to pursue legal careers, connects students with legal
professionals, and offers youth the law-related knowledge, skills, and
confidence they need to bring about positive change for themselves and
Through this program, volunteers from the Capital One legal
department visit social studies classes at Armstrong High School in
Richmond, Virginia, and lead interactive workshops that teach young
people about contracts, copyright law, and advertising law.
As with all of Street Law’s Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs, the
program culminates in an interactive Legal Careers Conference where
Capital One hosts the students from Armstrong High School at its
headquarters for a day. During that day-long summit, students have a
chance to showcase the knowledge they acquired over the course of the
semester with team events and discussions.
Moreover, Capital One volunteers work with students on understanding
their personal brand, the importance of technology, and other similar
skillsets designed to give prepare young people for college and the
workforce. Legal professionals from Capital One provide open question
and answer sessions with students about high school, college, and work
in the legal profession.
In 2017, Capital One expanded its partnership with Street Law and the
local Richmond community by establishing a Legal Life Skills for Youth
program at Girls for a Change, a local community-based organization.
Equipped with a training and curricular materials from Street Law,
volunteers lead participants through a series of interactive practical
law lessons. These lessons boost knowledge, build skills, and help
under-resourced young people become empowered adults.
Street Law is delighted to recognize Capital One’s commitment to their community with the 2018 Excellence in Service Award.