News Release: PGCPS Receives $25,000 Grant to Support Innovative Community Programs

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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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 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.