Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) recently partnered with local, state, and national leaders to share school reform initiatives and partnership opportunities
On February 25, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Community Foundation for Prince George's County hosted the United in Education event at the Westin at National Harbor.
In 2009, the Community Foundation for Prince George’s County partnered with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) to ensure that more young people are equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills and resources to compete on the global playing field of higher education and the world of work.
To reach this goal, PGCPS committed to executing strategies to ensure an effective teacher in every classroom. PGCPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. shared the results of the first year of this partnership with attendees at the United in Education event, speaking on the topic "Human Capital – Critical to Student Success." Hite was joined by Lewis Robinson, Executive Director, PGCEA, who shared remarks on PGCEA's commitment to teacher excellence, and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, who spoke on the county's commitment to student success.
Together, the group explored future opportunities for philanthropy with representatives from local businesses and from the hosting groups, Patricia Loera, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Desiree Griffin Moore of the Community Foundation for Prince George's County. Business funders who attended included representatives from the World Bank, the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Venture Philanthropy Partners, the Wegmans Foundation, Capital One, and the Freddie Mac Foundation.
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