Meet the Nonprofits: Thursday, April 23, 2015
All month long, the Sharing Prince George’s County initiative will be introducing nonprofit organizaztions that are moving Prince George’s County forward! On Thursday, April 23rd we will host an entire day of in-depth site visits. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to join your peers in identifying the best investments for achieving community impact. Plus, one of our guests will be the lucky winner of a dinner for two at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center has partnered with us to provide transporation for the day.
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited – sign up today!
If you are unable to join us all day, there is also an option to meet us at a specific site. Please email Alicia Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org to register by Friday, April 17.
11:00am | Accokeek
The Accokeek Foundation’s mission is to cultivate passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability. At the Accokeek Foundation learners of all ages are taught the principles of sustainable agriculture and farm market operations. Through its six-week apprenticeship program, Accokeek offers high school students hands on experience focused on land conservation, agriculture practices, and sustainable farm management.
Daughter for the Day
1:00pm | Fort Washington
Daughter for the Day has more than 10 years of experience working first hand with low-income seniors in the County. Its mission is to address the most fundamental needs of seniors by providing safe transportation and other services that help them maintain the highest possible quality of life. Daughter for the Day’s Nutritional Safety Net Program provides low-income seniors with staple foods and educates them and their caregivers about the benefits of consuming a nutritious diet.
2:45pm | Beltsville
Liberty’s Promise supports young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. Through its afterschool civic engagement programs, youth at High Point, Parkdale, and Northwestern High Schools learn about the benefits of civic participation through field trips to the local courthouse, county government offices and police and fire stations.
Girls Excelling in Math and Science
4:00pm | Adelphi
Girls Excelling in Math and Science (GEMS) is a weekly, after-school enrichment class held in three Prince George’s middle schools. University of Maryland undergraduates mentor and tutor students while encouraging careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).