Author: Michael G. Sheppard

Michael G. Sheppard

Maryland’s Lawyers Lead The Nation with The Number of Pro Bono Hours Offered

According to the American Bar Association Center of Pro Bono, the state of Maryland boasts one of the greatest rates of pro bono activity in the nation.   Lawyers donated approximately 1,150,205 hours of volunteer or pro bono legal services; spending that hour aiding the state’s less fortunate population. The Current Status of Pro Bono Service Among Maryland Lawyers, 2016… Read more →

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle | Michael G. Sheppard

Low-income, Underserved, & Veterans Gain Educational Opportunities in Seattle

Low-income individuals, the underserved, and veterans in Seattle now have access to many more enriching opportunities.   Seattle, Washington’s South Seattle College recently opened the Education Opportunity Center (EOC). The development of the program is an example of efforts being made across the board to better the circumstances of those who served, as well those requiring assistance to become better… Read more →

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The Polk Foundation Launches The Tennessee Star Constitution Project Featuring September 23 Constitution Bee for Students

FRANKLIN, Tennessee – The Polk Foundation today announced the launch of their initiative to teach secondary school students the cornerstones of American liberty: the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all the amendments. Dubbed The Tennessee Star Constitution Project, the effort includes: The publication and free distribution of an original book, The Tennessee Star Guide to the Constitution and the Bill… Read more →

4 Edtools Helping to Energize Your Classroom | Michael G. Sheppard

4 Edtools Helping to Energize Your Classroom

Education is so frequently fueled by technology and all that it might offer. Technology tools are facilitated by curated collections of favored apps, as well as step-by-step guides and overviews published by experts interested in grooming educators and those being educated. Edtech tools can be tailored to different teaching styles, grade levels, subject areas, and the individual needs of students.… Read more →


6 Important Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About

Veterans, do you know which benefits are available to you?   Veterans are individuals who’ve served in the military, amassing an enormous amount of experience in their respective field. But more than that, veterans are persons who’ve been directly exposed to acts of military conflict, stepping on the front line during times of war to service for their country.  … Read more →

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6 Employers Focused on Boosting Veterans, Hiring Them As Team Members

Service members and military veterans frequently face challenges as they transition from service to their civilian lives. For this reason, it’s necessary to identify businesses and firms invested in attracting veterans as new hires, as well as those interested in their advancement. Some things are apparent when reviewing the lives of military men and women, as they return to normalcy. Those… Read more →

8 Great Facts About Student Veterans | Michael G. Sheppard

8 Great Facts About Student Veterans

Thousands of members of the military enter service with an ultimate goal in mind: higher education. For many of these soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors, the military has been their only job and those years of extensive training don’t necessarily translate to civilian employment.   Life can be difficult for those trained in the armed forces. They’re confronted with disorientation… Read more →


Simple Ways You Can Help Veterans

US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard are branches of the government filled with soldiers who will one day become veterans.  As of 2013, there were 38,140 veterans who served in the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras. These veterans and many others struggle with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, and… Read more →

The Impact of PTSD on a Soldier

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is a mental health problem that can be developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. This type of disorder can provide long-lasting consequences and can oftentimes overwhelm a person’s ability to cope with the on-goings of their lives.   Now with PTSD, the mental health condition can develop at… Read more →