• Media Advisory: Economic Development Corp to Announce New Homeland Security Opportunities at Parkdale HS

    February 13, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Jim Coleman will join Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell and other dignitaries as they announce the addition of Parkdale High School to the Youth CareerConnect program.

    There will also be a major announcement about a new scholarship through the academy named in honor of former Parkdale High School principal Tanya L. Washington, who died suddenly in September.

    TheYouth CareerConnect initiative (YCC) is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor grant, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education, to strengthen America’s talent pipeline by supporting stronger high school, postsecondary, workforce investment systems, and employer partnerships. Parkdale will join Fairmont Heights, Potomac and Bladensburg high schools as part of the Prince George’s County YCC program. Employers and mentors from the National Institute of Health, Lockheed Martin, Pepco, Dimensions and other high-profile companies have been working with students for the last three years through a $7 million YCC grant awarded in 2014.




    Jim Coleman, President and CEO, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

    Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, CEO, Prince George’s County Public Schools

    Mark Fuerst, Program Manager, SGT, Inc.

    Yolanda Tully, YYC Program Director, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation



    Tuesday, February 14

    8:30 - 9: 30 a.m.



    Parkdale High School Auditorium

    6001 Good Luck Road

    Riverdale, MD 20737


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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.