College Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Day of Service

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) recognizes the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 19, by participating in two community service projects. Students and employees travel to the New Jersey area to support Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts January 17-20.  On January 19, from 7–10 a.m., volunteers from the institution will package goods at the SHARE Food Network in Hyattsville, Md. SHARE provides affordable nutritious products to needy residents and promotes health and wellness. 

“PGCC decided on the two projects because they focus on advancing economic opportunities and helping communities recover from disasters. Both activities directly support the college’s 2012-2013 service theme of domestic poverty,” said Andristine Robinson, director of institutional initiatives at Prince George’s Community College. “The dates for the service projects were selected to allow students and employees to participate in Presidential Inauguration activities on January 21,” she added. 

Expenses for the New Jersey trip including travel, meals and accommodations are funded in part by student activity fees. Students contribute $50 towards the trip expenses and supplies while employees pay $65.  Students and employees will be working in Atlantic County communities along the southern coast of New Jersey.   

For more information about the two volunteer activities, contact 301-583-5229. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

 

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