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College Participates in President Obama's Community Service Challenge 2012-2013

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Prince George's Community College is participating in President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge for the 2012-2013 academic year. The institution has developed opportunities for the entire campus community to work together on projects that strengthen communities and unite people of diverse cultural, religious and non-religious backgrounds.  As part of the initiative, Prince George’s Community College will host 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance - A call to Serve at Prince George's Community College on September 11.  

The day of service and remembrance will focus on service and compassion and begin with a Fun Run at 8 a.m. at the Largo campus track to benefit homeless veterans in Prince George’s County. Throughout the day, the entire campus community will participate in remembrance tributes, discussions about homelessness and intercultural dialogues about diversity and tolerance.   

The events will include

 8:00 a.m.     
Veterans Fun Run
Proceeds to benefit Homeless Veterans.
PGCC Track and Field 

 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Never Forget: 9/11 Remembrance Tribute
An opportunity to reflect on the legacy of 9/11 and the spirit of compassion and service through monologues, music, song, and dance.
Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
PGCC Cares: Creating a Culture of Success
Come and learn about an exciting new college wide initiative that responds to student's immediate needs.  Also accepting donations of school supplies to assist our students.
Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center 

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Meditation Break
Rennie Forum, Largo Student Center 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Learning Our Viewpoints
"Small Acts of Kindness: What Have You Done for Me Lately?"
Join us for an informal student discussion.
Conference Room 2, Largo Student Center 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Exploring Opportunities to Serve
Participants will examine various programs and activities to support service, both on campus and within the community.
Conference Room 2, Largo Student Center 

Never Forget 9/11:  Wall of Healing
This is an opportunity to write personal reflections, quotes, memorials etc. in remembrance of 9/11 through 

 

“Being responsive to the needs of our community is important to the work that we do at Prince George's Community College,” said Andristine Robinson, director of institutional initiatives at Prince George’s Community College. “As we provide opportunities for the college to work collectively to respond to issues of domestic poverty and homelessness, we will also engage the community in meaningful interfaith dialogue,” she added. 

 For more information about the day of service and remembrance activities or the Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, contact 301-336-6000. 

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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