Largo, MD – PGCC Cares at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has
been awarded $5,000 from Helping Children Grow, Inc., a residential care
organization based in Washington, DC, to provide assistance for students’
academic and educational needs and to bolster the organization’s emergency
financial fund. PGCC Cares is a community-wide effort to respond to
the critical needs of students who are in need of food, clothing, and housing.
PGCC Cares was created as a result of advisors and counselors seeing the needs
of students and addressing them. The program has an on-site food pantry and
clothing closet that is accessible to all students. In addition to the food
pantry and clothing closet, PGCC Cares also has an emergency fund to aid
students in crisis.
“We are thrilled to have received this grant from
Helping Children Grow,” said Dr. Stephanie Pair, program manager for PGCC Cares
and Women of Wisdom at Prince George’s Community College. “Our application for the funds was based on
the goal of responding to and helping to meet the needs of the diverse student
population we serve. We look forward to using the funds to further our outreach
funds received from Helping Children Grow, Inc., PGCC Cares will continue to provide
emergency financial support, financial literacy, academic and educational
support to both male and female single parents enrolled in a credit or
non-credit degree program. In addition, PGCC Cares will also develop a working
relationship with local childcare facilities in order to offer prioritized
slots for students with children, provide intrusive advising and resources to
help meet career and life goals through higher education.
information about PGCC Cares can be found here.
About Prince George’s
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated
by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
(2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high quality
education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of
Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers, to
more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their
skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages,
backgrounds, and goals. Serving more than 40,000 individuals annually, the
college is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince
George’s County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training
programs, and a commitment to student success enables PGCC to address diverse
education and workforce development demands. PGCC is fully accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education through 2025. For more
information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu.