Sharing Prince George’s County – Now is the Time!
Please join us as we visit nonprofit organizations that are moving Prince George’s County forward through safety-net, education and workforce development services! Seize the opportunity to spend approximately one hour to tour the facility, observe the program in action, and converse with the organization’s leadership team. Please email Alicia Barrett at firstname.lastname@example.org to register at least a week in advance for one or more of the following site visits. For our extended tour day on Thursday, April 23rd, we will need your registration confirmed by Thursday, April 9th to offer lunch and transportation for the day.
Space is limited, but we will try to accommodate as many people as possible. Directions and background information for each visit will be provided one week prior to the visit date.
Wednesday, April 8 – Housing for People with Disabilities
10:00am | Lanham
Volunteers of America Chesapeake – The Opportunities for Growth Housing Program provides permanent housing units and supportive services to homeless people with disabilities and their families.
Friday, April 10 – Workforce Development for Unemployed Residents
9:30am | Seat Pleasant
The Training Source – Adult job training programs provide professional and computer skills training to prepare unemployed residents for the workforce.
Monday, April 13 – Arts & Education for Low-Income Youth
2:00pm | Lanham
DanceMakers – An after school program uses the arts to increase academic performance of elementary students from low-income families.
Wednesday, April 15 – Workforce Development for Ex-Offenders
1:00pm | Capitol Heights
Renaissance Medical Group – Workforce counseling and referrals services are provided to residents who face employment barriers due to criminal convictions.
Friday, April 17 – Mentoring and Enrichment for Vulnerable Youth
12:00pm | Glassmanor
Concerned Black Men – The program provides mentors, academic and enrichment activities for African American, middle school boys.
Monday, April 20 – Case Management for Youth without Families (Snacks will be provided.)
5:30pm | Hyattsville
Court Appointed Special Advocates – Highly trained adult volunteers advocate for neglected and abused children in the foster care court system.
Tuesday, April 21 – Educational Enrichment for Youth
4:00pm | Marlow Heights
Community Builders of Maryland – Afterschool programs provide opportunities for children and youth to grow through educational programming that encourages and promotes excellence in school and in the community.
Thursday, April 23 (Please register by Thursday, April 9 for planning purposes. We will provide lunch at the Accokeek Foundation and transportation for the day. Guests also have the option to meet us at a specific site.)
- Agriculture Training and Fresh Food Access
11:00am | Accokeek
Accokeek Foundation – On its Ecosystem Farm, learners of all ages are taught the principles of sustainable agriculture and farm market operations through training workshops, volunteer opportunities, and educational tours.
- Nutritional Groceries for Vulnerable Seniors
1:00pm | Fort Washington
Daughter for the Day – The 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.
- Civic Education and Engagement for Immigrant Youth
2:45pm | Beltsville
Liberty’s Promise – Afterschool civic engagement programs encourage low-income, high school, immigrant youth to be active and conscientious citizens through educational and professional opportunities.
- Mentoring & Educational Enrichment for Girls
4:00pm | Adelphi
Girls Excelling in Math and Science – Mentors from University of Maryland conduct an afterschool program to help elementary school girls learn and consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as careers.
Tuesday, April 28 – Home Delivered Groceries for Disconnected Adults
2:00pm | Brandywine
Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries – Program provides weekly grocery shopping and delivery services for the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill.
Wednesday, April 29 – Housing for Homeless Youth (Snacks will be provided.)
5:30pm | Capitol Heights
Sasha Bruce Youthwork – Promise Place provides short-term shelter and intensive counseling services for homeless, runaway and disconnected youth to promote stability, positive education and independent living skills.
Friday, May 1 – Safety-Net Services for Vulnerable Residents
9:30am | Brandywine
Community Support Systems – Participants receive a continuum of safety net services, including but not limited to weekly distribution of food supplies, emergency financial assistance and referrals to other aid programs.
Please be sure email Alicia Barrett at email@example.com to register. If you cannot attend a site visit but wish to learn more about these organizations, we would be happy to provide you with more information about any organization.