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News Release

PGCPS Receives $25,000 Grant to Support Innovative Community Programs
December 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
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LARGO, MD-The Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) was presented with a $25,000 grant from the NBCUniversal Foundation today.


 “We thank the NBCUniversal Foundation for awarding us with this grant,” said Dr. Kathy Andrews, principal of the Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC. “We are excited about the many ways this grant will support our efforts to make a difference in our community.”   

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The Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC is one of 30 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the foundation. The grant will be used to help the school implement innovative community programs as part of the newly-launched 21st Century Solutions initiative.

In partnership with the NBC Owned Television Stations, 21st Century Solutions was designed to support high-impact, progressive programs in Arts and Media, Civic Engagement, Community Development, Education, Environment, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, and Technology.

“This grant is a wonderful opportunity for the Academy of Health Sciences at PGCC to implement positive and effective change within their community,” added Carolyn Boston, Vice Chair, Prince George's County Board of Education.

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About PGCPS: Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is one on the nation’s 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 127,000 students, and nearly 22,800 employees. With an annual budget of $1.79 billion, the district serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities. PGCPS offers a wide variety of innovative academic programs, including language immersion, high school career academies, and dual enrollment. Its location just outside of Washington, D.C. enables the district to partner with higher education and local and national agencies and businesses to provide unique learning opportunities for students.