Foundation Update | February 7, 2021

February 7, 2022


Blog |Boosting civics education is critical for a healthy, stable economy 

Now more than ever, civics education deserves our focus. Civic engagement is vital to the health of our democracy and therefore, the prosperity of our economy. At the Maryland Chamber Foundation, we are taking steps to ensure our young citizens are literate in civics and can master the skills needed to be engaged citizens.

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Announcement | Maryland Chamber Foundation Launches National Civics Bee

The Maryland Chamber Foundation proudly announces the launch of the 2022 National Civics Bee Maryland, an initiative aimed at encouraging more young Americans to engage in civics and contribute to their communities. This pilot program, organized by The Civic Trust of the U.S. Chamber Foundation, will engage Maryland middle schoolers to become better informed about American democracy, to engage respectfully and constructively in the public square and to build greater trust in others and institutions.

Look for a formal announcement from us in the coming days, along with a call for entries to the competition!


Webinar | Competition of Ideas: Encouraging Civil Engagement in Business and Government

Last week, Maryland Chamber Foundation Executive Director Whitney Harmel appeared on the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s webinar The Competition Series where leaders convened to discuss combating political polarization and making the case for constructive conversations between business and government and civics education. Click below to watch the program!

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Opportunity | Host a 2022 Teacher Extern 

Our Teacher Externship Program is a unique, immersive four-week summer program that builds the bridge between businesses and educators by pairing high school teachers with top Maryland businesses who provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach.

The deadline for host companies to inquire about summer 2022 opportunities is February 18th!

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

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