May 23, 2017

Dear Friends,

Many thanks to all who joined me on May 12th for my 5th Semi-Annual Nonprofit Networking Breakfast! As always, it was an invigorating morning.

I promised to share several follow-up items that were mentioned briefly during the event. Details are below.

Hillary Lindeman, Director of Nonprofit Prince George's County, shared information about the monthly Ideas & Info Luncheons and the Standards for Excellence Certification

Heather Iliff, President & CEO of Maryland Nonprofits joined us to share some great information. 

On June 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, Maryland Nonprofits is holding a free conference, Advocating for Maryland's Values, a collaborative event to focus on  protecting and advancing policies to improve quality of life in Maryland. Please register in advance at the link above.

Maryland Nonprofits Nonprofit Development Center (NDC) program offers free membership for organizations of less than $750,000 and less than 10 years old.  Apply here. Finally, download the Prince George's 2030 Presentation, which Heather mentioned here.

I'm especially appreciative of the numerous University of Maryland departments and organizations which are engaging with our community through nonprofit partners. Lydia Woods, with the University Career Center & The President's Promise joined us on Friday. Her role is to connect government and nonprofit employees with UMD students for internships and employment opportunities. Please contact Lydia at or 301-314-7235 to connect with her about hosting a UMD intern, talking with students about your work, and more.

ECO City Farms Port Towns Farmers Mercado is offering the opportunity for nonprofit organizations to host a table at the market this summer. They operate every Saturday, June 3 - September 2, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 4521 Kenilworth Avenue. Please contact Jennifer Lumpkin at or 347-675-0667 to make arrangements. 

The Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization CDC (CKAR) is giving away free shade trees this spring through CKAR's Go Green in 2017 campaign. 
The trees will be planted for you in May and early June. Homeowners (and businesses and apartment owners) who live in and around the Riverdale, Bladensburg, and Cheverly area can use the Tree Request Form to apply for one of the last 30 trees the pilot project will plant this spring. Please share this with anyone you know who could use a tree!

My colleagues Council Member Lehman and Council Member Taveras are both speaking at the Community Crisis Services "P.S. There is Hope" breakfast on Thursday, June 8. I plan to attend as well. Those details are on the right.
Staff from the University of Maryland Office of Community Engagement  regularly attend our events to share great information. Please spread the word to the youth and families you work with about the UMD College Access Conference on Saturday, June 24. The FREE College Access Conference (CAC) is designed to offer guidance for high school sophomores and juniors as they prepare to navigate the college admissions process. Sessions will provide valuable information on topics such as completing the application process, writing a college essay, getting involved on campus, applying for merit scholarships and financial aid, and choosing a career. The day will also include an information fair with representatives from our academic schools and colleges.  Register here.

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Together Strengthening our Community,
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U pcoming Events


Purple Line: Meet the Concessionaire, View Station Designs 
Tuesday, May 23 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
College Park Comm. Ctr
5051 Pierce Avenue
College Park

Community Meeting about the NEW 
William Wirt
Middle School
Wednesday, June 7
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
William Wirt Middle School Cafeteria

Community Crisis Services
P.S. There is Hope breakfast
Thursday, June 8
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Hyattsville Municipal Building, Prangley Room
4310 Gallatin St.
Register here
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Citizen Services Specialist
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Thomas Mayah
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Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
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Latino Liaison

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