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Each year, we partner with a couple of charities to utilize our talents, studio and or resources to support charities that make a difference in our community.
This past year, we took some time to document Street Law outreach for their annual report and supporting media needs
Street Law, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing practical, participatory education about law, democracy, and human rights. Through its philosophy and programs, people are empowered to transform democratic ideals into citizen action.
Street Law began in 1972, when a small group of Georgetown University Law Center students developed an experimental curriculum designed to teach District of Columbia high school students about practical aspects of the law and the legal system. Because of its practical nature, this course was called Street Law, a name so popular with young people that it has continued as the name of the organization.
The Street Law curriculum evolved from a loose-leaf binder of lessons to a unique textbook, Street Law: A Course in Practical Law. The text, now in its eighth edition and published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, is the nation's leading high school law text. Its publication played an important role in adding law to the curricula of school systems around the country.
Since 1986, Street Law has brought its mission and expertise in curriculum writing and program and professional development to democratizing nations around the world. We have established programs and developed materials in more than 30 countries.
Over the years, Street Law, Inc. grew from a local program into a national and international entity, expanding its programs to include new content and skill areas. Street Law has developed dozens of publications and programs on practical law, crime prevention, conflict resolution, and youth advocacy for use in school systems, juvenile justice facilities, and community settings.