May 11, 2017
This is an extremely busy time for the Prince George's County Council and many exiting initiatives are moving forward across District 3.
On Monday, May 1, I joined
the Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization CDC Board, staff, and partners for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and grand opening of the Greater Riverdale Career Empowerment Center (GRCEC)
GRCEC, located at 6801 Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale Park, offers holistic workforce development and training to the residents of Riverdale and the surrounding community.
looking for gainful employment with the new job opportunities coming to District 3 is very important to me.
On Friday, May 5, I hosted
the fourth meeting of my Workforce Development Conversation initiative. I initiated this on-going work to bring together leaders from the private and public sectors to discuss the workforce needs and opportunities across District 3 and to ensure that local
residents are ready for and knowledgeable abo
ut the opportunities coming to the area. I am especially pleased about the numerous partnerships that are growing out of this initiative, including Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization CDC identifying
new partners for GRCEC in these conversations.
On May 2, I joined w
ith with union members, elected officials, and residents from Pri
nce George's and Mon
tgomery Counties to demand a decision and funding for the Purple Line. We are counting on the Purple Line to
connect residents to jobs and rejuvenate aging inner-Beltway suburbs.
Every day without a decision costs taxpayers money, and means lost economic development opportunities along the line.
Even as we wait for Judge Leon to make a decision, many items are moving forward. This project is truly "shovel ready."
On Saturday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the P3 partner, Purple Line Transit Partners, is hos
ting an Open House for job seekers and small businesses interested in contracting opportunities at 6811 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 100, Riverdale. The Purple Line is an incredible opportunity for new jo
bs in our communities where many are struggling. Please plan to attend this open house and share the
information with your friends and neighbors.
If you would like an update on the status of the Purple Line, please join me on Tuesday, May 23, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. to meet the concessionaire and view designs for the Purple Line stations, at at the College Park Community Center, 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park.
and in my
, I shared information about the
. While the public hearings have already taken place, I welcome your comments on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget. Learn more about the
and email me at CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us to share your thoughts. I anticipate the County Council will vote to adopt the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Thursday, May 25.
I am thrilled that Prince George's County Department of Parks & Recreation will offer the Summer XTreme Teens program at William Wirt Middle School and the Summer Playground program at Templeton Elementary. Both of those locations -- and several more across District 3 -- are open for registration now!
These are reasonably priced drop-in programs, which take place from June 26 - August 4 at locations across the County. Registration is required.
Summer Playground is described as a large group activity for children ages 6-12 who live in Prince George's County. Playgrounds operate Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Summer Xtreme Teens is described as a large group activity for teens ages 13-17 who live in Prince George's County. Xtreme Teens sites operate Mondays-Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Registration today via
, or check out 2017 locations by clicking
clicking "Summer Playground & Teen Centers" on the left menu.
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. As always, don't hesitate to reach out to me or a member of my staff if we can assist you in any way.
Together Strengthening our Community,
P.S. If you live in District 3, I hope you received my annual print newsletter in the mail in April. If you didn't receive one or would like to read it again, you can read it online.