March 30, 2015 – Attention Law Cluster! The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office invites you and the young women in your schools and communities to participate in the Young Women’s Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Harlem Police Athletic League (PAL) located at 441 Manhattan Avenue.
The event will include a resource fair where various agencies and organizations will provide information about programs, services, and opportunities for young women as well as free workshops, music, and more. Please see the flyer link and additional details below.
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March 25, 2015 – From March 21-22, eight NYC high school students competed in American University Washington College of Law’s National High School Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. The competition brings together high school students from the United States and abroad to showcase their oral advocacy skills. Each student competed in multiple rounds of moot appellate arguments, arguing a First Amendment case on student speech in school. By focusing on the applicability of current legal issues to the high school setting, the competition provided the students with a unique opportunity to strengthen their reasoning skills and increase their understanding of the Constitution and the judicial system.
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2015 – R2L NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for high school students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. CHCI will bring 40 Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the federal government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.
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