March 29, 2018

Dear Friends,

As Chair of the Council I'm often invited to speak at events across the County. I recently had the opportunity to participate in two breakfast events attended primarily by owners and staff members from businesses located in Prince George's County. During my remarks, I strongly encouraged attendees to deepen their connection to Prince George's County by supporting our County's nonprofit organizations and hiring County youth. 

Through this special edition of my email newsletter I'm sharing this information with you as well. Are you a local business owner? Do you work for a business in Prince George's County that could hire students -- potentially at no cost to your business -- this summer or next fall? Are you looking for volunteer, board membership, or giving opportunities? Do you know a young person who would benefit from job training and a job opportunity? Please read more and consider how you can deepen your engagement with youth and nonprofits in our community.

The Prince George's County Youth CareerConnect Program (PGC-YCCP) is a 4-year STEM education initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to provide over 2,500 high school students in Prince George's County with education and skills training; internships; college prep and dual enrollment; mentoring; and job readiness training to excel in the high growth industries in Healthcare and Information Technology (IT). 

Contact PGC-YCCP Director Yolanda Tully at 301-618-8439 or to learn more about how you can employ or provide internships to students who have gone through a training program at NO COST to your business!

Knowledge E q u als Youth Success (KEYS) Careers Program targets out-of-school youth  ages 14 to 24 who have obtained their high school diploma or equivalent. This program is designed to prepare our youth for post-secondary education, occupational skills training, and provide them with the necessary tools to be competitive in the workforce. 

Local businesses can partner with the KEYS program to help make a difference and fulfill their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).  Contact the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporations Workforce Services Division at (301) 618-8425 for more information about becoming  an employer partner.

The Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program provides opportunities for young people across the County to participate in career development, life-skills training, and summer employment opportunities. 

All youth participants are paid for their work, but employing youth may be free for non-profit organizations. For-profit businesses pay $2,700 - $3,200 per student employed during the program.

Interested in employing County youth through this program? Contact Nena McNeil at 301-952-3060 or Learn more.

Nonprofit Prince George's County strives to strengthen and empower nonprofits by building capacity of organizations, providing networking and collaboration opportunities, and advocating for resources. In 2018 Nonprofit PGC launched a Board Development initiative to strengthen nonprofit boards and recruit new board members for County nonprofits.  Contact Hillary Lindeman at 240-582-5654 or to learn more and engage with Nonprofit Prince George's County.

The Community Foundation in Prince George's County works closely with individuals, families, and businesses to match donor intent with community opportunity to create local impact.

Are you or your business looking to deepen your giving in Prince George's County? Contact Desiree Griffin-Moore at 301-918-8480 or

Services 24/7 is an online directory for residents of Prince George's County. It connects residents with resources they need to enhance their quality of life, from human services to foreclosure assistance to after school programs to veterans services, and more. Services 24/7 also connects those wanting to volunteer with nonprofits to nonprofits in need of volunteers. If your organization wants to deepen your commitment to the community through volunteer partnerships  Services 24/7 can help you find the perfect fit.

Pe ople for Change Coalition  is a membership organization for nonprofits and minority businesses. They offer a nonprofit member database which is an additional way to connect with nonprofits working in Prince George's County.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to reach out to one or more of these organizations to deepen your engagement and commitment to Prince George's County!

As always, don't hesitate to reach out to a member of my staff or me if we can assist you in any way. I hope to see you on April 11 at my 3rd Annual District 3 Town Hall and Resource Fair. Details are on the right.

Together Strengthening our Community,
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April 11
Town Hall & Resource Fair

Please join me for my annual District 3 Town Hall and Resource Fair on Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman Street, Riverdale.  

Starting at 6:30 p.m. you can talk with representatives from County and State agencies and utilities. The formal program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Save the Date!
May 6, 2018
D3 S.T.E.A.M Day

Plan to join me at my 2nd Annual District 3 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum. 

In addition to the museum's numerous displays and hands-on activities, I've engaged partners such as NOAA, NASA, College Park Arts Exchange, University of MD, DuVal HS Aeronautics Program, Art Works, and many more to provide hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities for all ages. Admission to the museum and all event activities are free to the public!

Would your organization like to host a hands-on activity that day? Contact Alesha Wilson at or 301-952-3060 to learn more.

Useful Links
Contact your D3 Team

Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
Alvinia Kelly
Office Manager & Scheduler 
Thomas Mayah
Citizen Services Assistant
Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator

If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email or call (301) 952-3060.