MABA Student Outreach Program

 

Dear Educators,

The Mexican American Bar Association (“MABA”) is a professional organization whose mission is to empower the Latino community. Our membership is comprised of law students, attorneys, mediators, judges, and others in the legal community in Los Angeles County.  MABA organizes several events to carry out its mission including Community Legal Fairs and visits to Los Angeles County schools.

The goal of MABA’s Student Outreach Program is to expose young people to Latino and diverse law students, attorneys, and judges who can share personal stories that resonate with students from diverse backgrounds. We hope that by sharing our stories, we can inspire students of all ages to pursue higher education and consider a career in law.

If you would like MABA members to visit your classroom or program to share their professional and academic trajectories, or to present on a particular legal topic, please complete form located here and return it to graciela522@gmail.com and mabalaco@sbcglobal.net. While we will make every effort to accommodate requests, we cannot guarantee speakers for presentations requested on short notice.

Because of the generosity of MABA’s 2014 President, MABA launched a High School Scholarship Program in 2015 to aid college-bound recipients in paying for college-related expenses.  MABA will award at least one $1,000 scholarship award each spring to a talented scholar.  More scholarships may be awarded of varying amounts depending on the availability of funds.  In 2017, the application will be open to high school seniors enrolled in the schools and programs that MABA has visited since July, 2016 and up to the time of the scholarship deadline. To ensure that high school seniors at your school or program are eligible to apply for the 2017 MABA High School Scholarship, please contact MABA by March 31, 2017 to request a presentation. 

We look forward to collaborating with you!

 Sincerely,

Ana Mendoza

2017 MABA Student Outreach, Chair

2017 MABA High School Scholarship Program, Chair