Business Law Section Boots on the Ground Initiatives

In the spirit of last year's Boots on the Ground Initiative started by Chancellor Dandridge, the Business Law Section has adopted a section-wide community service project for 2016. The Section will be asking members to donate brand new school supplies for the benefit of students attending Philadelphia schools. The Section will partner with a local nonprofit organization with an educational mission to help execute the project.

Business Law Section - Backpacks From the Bar

In continuation of Past Chancellor Albert S. Dandridge's Boots on the Ground community service initiative, the Business Law Section created “Backpacks From the Bar,” a new program that will provide school supplies to children attending Philadelphia public and charter schools. This year, the Section partnered with Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS), located in Southwest Philadelphia. SLACS opened its doors in 2007 with the goal of giving children in Southwest Philadelphia hope and a vision for a successful and meaningful future. The school serves as a catalyst for the rejuvenation of the entire area, developing its scholars into leaders who will serve as role models for the community and beyond.

Backpacks From the Bar provided 60 backpacks filled with the required school supplies, enough to give every second grader at SLACS a full backpack.

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Business Law Section Executive Committee Members Eric Siegel (far left); Katayun I. Jaffari, chair (second from left); Marcel Pratt (second from right); and Amy McVeigh (far right); help SLACS faculty fill backpacks at the school on Aug. 25.


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Filled backpacks ready to be given out to SLACS students on the first day of school.