• News Flash: PGCPS Joins Interfaith Partner for MLK, Jr. Day Service Project

    News Flash: PGCPS Joins Interfaith Partner for MLK, Jr. Day Service Project

    January 24, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  life and legacy, more than 600 volunteers from First Baptist Church of Glenarden completed a series of service projects at 13 Prince George’s County Public Schools. 

    This annual initiative took place as a part of the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Adopt-A-School Program, which aims to support public schools through educational experiences, financial support and increased volunteerism. PGCPS representatives, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, and First Baptist Church of Glenarden Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr., and First Lady Trina Jenkins toured both Perrywood Elementary School and Charles H. Flowers High School during the day of service. 

    Volunteer projects included painting, clean-up, landscaping, beautification projects, writing letters of kindness, and assembling baby care kits and flood buckets for natural disaster relief. In total, First Baptist Church of Glenarden's contribution value is estimated at $15,000 for the Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  Day of Service event at the 13 schools. 

    Through our partnership with First Baptist Church of Glenarden, PGCPS will garner continued support for long-term projects at all 13 adopted schools. 

    Participating Prince George’s County Schools Include:

    ·    Ardmore Elementary School

    ·     Ernest Everett Just Middle School

    ·       Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School

    ·       Lake Arbor Elementary School

    ·       Thomas Pullen Elementary K-8 Creative and Performing Arts School

    ·       Charles Herbert Flowers High School

    ·       G. James Gholson Middle School

    ·       Kenmoor Early Childhood Center

    ·       Largo High School

    ·       Dodge Park Elementary School

    ·       Glenarden Woods Elementary School

    ·       Kettering Elementary School

    ·       Perrywood Elementary School

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    About PGCPS:  Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the nation's 20th largest school district, has 206 schools and centers, more than 136,500 students and 22,000 employees. Under the leadership of Dr. Monica Goldson, 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including dual enrollment and language immersion.