Street Law has released a new Annual Report, covering activities from July 2017 through June 2018.
In the U.S. and beyond, we are experiencing deep political polarization, divisiveness, and a lack of civil discourse across differences. Street Law and its programs have never been more essential. Our programs bring together people with different points of view, empowering them with the tools they need to communicate their beliefs, learn from each other, and engage in much-needed civic dialogue.
Our small (but mighty) staff accomplished a great deal in the last year, with the assistance of our large cadre of legal community volunteers, partner organizations, and generous funders and donors:
- We provided professional development to 471 teachers—a record for us.
- We implemented the Legal Diversity Pipeline Program across the country with 1,899 volunteer lawyers and legal professionals, reaching 5,052 high school students—many of them from underserved communities.
- We trained 76 police officers to implement our Police & Teens Program, which teaches teens about the law, while helping to build awareness, respect, empathy, and understanding between police officers and youth.
- We brought Legal Life Skills lessons to 219 disadvantaged youth and adults across the country. We trained 110 instructors to teach these empowering, practical law lessons on employment, financial literacy, housing, police procedures, and more.
- We helped build programs and curriculum that teach lessons on practical law and rule of law to young people in Haiti and Ukraine.
- We equipped thousands of educators with curricula and materials to teach about law and government. Our library of free web-based resources had more than 2 million unique page views!
While it may appear that our world is growing more divided, we at Street Law are proud of the momentum we’ve built to bring people closer together. We appreciate all of our partners in this endeavor.
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