Foundation Update | April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022


Blog |The Competition Series Event: Civic Engagement in Business 

In a recent episode of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Competition Series, Maryland Chamber Foundation Executive Director Whitney Harmel joined to discuss civic engagement. Maryland is one of six communities partnering with The Civic Trust to launch our National Civics Bee this spring.

Click below for a blog featuring a snapshot of the questions and answers from Harmel during this virtual event:

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Program Update | National Civics Bee

The deadline has passed for Maryland middle school students to enter the National Civics Bee. We are proud to report we had 98 students submit essays from 57 different zip codes all across the state in hopes of making it to the final round of competition!

The final round of competition in Maryland will be on May 7th at Bowie State University, with fantastic cash prizes for the top three winners, and technology for all ten finalists. Learn more about the event here.

Look for a formal announcement from us by the end of the month announcing our ten finalists and our panel of distinguished judges!


Webinar | Maryland State Dept. of Education Business Leader Roundtable

On March 17, Maryland Chamber Foundation Executive Director Whitney Harmel appeared on MSDE’s webinar Business Leader Roundtable where leaders convened to discuss education and workforce development in Maryland. Click below to watch the program.

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Program Update | Teacher Externship Program  

As of now, we have 21 teachers who have accepted externships at Maryland businesses, ready to be part of our Teacher Externship Program this summer! Our staff continues to work to interview and place more Maryland educators with our business partner organizations to provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach. The industry and technical knowledge teachers gain allow them to enhance their curriculum and educate their students on both the hard and soft skills required to enter the workforce and obtain a livable-wage career.

Learn more about the impact of our Teacher Externship program here:

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Welcome to the Board of Directors 

We are thrilled to welcome two new business leaders to the Maryland Chamber Foundation Board of Directors! Thank you for your service and expertise as we work to build partnerships and programs to improve the connection between business, education and all Marylanders.

Mel Litter 

President & CEO
Elemental Impact Solutions

 

 

Dana Williams 

Senior Vice President, Regional
Managing Director, Truist Advisory
Services, Truist Wealth

 


Questions? Contact us at mdchamber@mdchamber.org or (410) 269-0642.

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