Legacy leaders at Maryland state capitol building


The Legacy Leadership Institute on Public Policy, based in the University of Maryland School of Public Health, is designed to provide residents aged 50+ with new careers as Legacy Service Leaders during retirement. Participants will receive training and work with legislative leaders to help address the challenges facing the state of Maryland.


  1. To allow Maryland residents age 50+ to contribute meaningfully to the community as they transition from the paid labor force into volunteer positions during their retirement years
  2. To prepare Legacy Leaders to provide additional assistance and supplement the work of elected officials and nonprofit agency staff in addressing policy issues and advancing public programs

Application Process

You may apply for the 2020-2021class by filling out the Legacy Leaders application form.

Join us at our 20th Anniversary Celebration in Spring 2021»


Watch a video about the program as it celebrated its 15th graduating class (in 2017):

Questions? Contact:

Wesley Queen, Coordinator