The Importance of Giving Back to the Community We Serve

At Paulson & Nace, we take our commitment to public service and to helping people very seriously – not only in our profession, but in our day to day lives. It is so important to us that children in cities like Washington, D.C. and Baltimore be given every opportunity to achieve their potential. That is why attorney Christopher Nace has joined the Board of Directors of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, an organization whose very mission is to encourage young people to do just that.

What is Living Classrooms?

Living Classrooms is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping D.C. and Baltimore-area youth Learn by doing. Their main focus areas include:

  • Living Classrooms’ own charter middle and K-8 schools
  • After-school and supplemental education programs which use a hands-on approach
  • Job training for young people to help them “eliminat[e] barriers to success… through community development, workforce preparation and life skills training”

The Foundation started in 1985. Thirty years later, Living Classrooms offers “dozens of programs across a region that now encompasses Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.”

A focus on the environment

Much of what Living Classrooms espouses involves making a positive impact in the environment. The Foundation offers “shipboard education” as educational enrichment for students studying more traditional lessons in mathematics, science and history. By allowing students to physically engage with the environment around them, Living Classrooms creates a rich learning environment for student to see the real-world application of their studies and the impact of their actions on their community.

Paulson & Nace believes that the best way to protect a community is to empower its most valuable asset – its youth – to be active participants in it. We are proud of Chris Nace’s decision to be an integral part of such a noble organization.

For more information about Chris Nace’s role on the Board of Directors of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, we invite you to contact the firm. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you wish to make a donation, we encourage you to visit the Living Classrooms website for more information.

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