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Community Schools

Update as of July 1, 2023

The Director of PGCPS Community Schools continues to partner with organizations to provide wraparound services to students and families. Accordingly, the Capital Area Food Bank provided 18 school pantries and 19 family markets that supported local communities. A description of both services and the schools that receive support can be found here. Additionally, in collaboration with the PGCPS Office of School Health, the district was able to offer immunization clinics on April 22, 2023, at Nicholas Orem Middle School for 50 families, and on May 6, 2023, there were 120 families served at Greenbelt Middle School. Families also received food boxes at both events. 

Further, as mentioned in the October 2022 updates, Ready4K, which began on May 16, 2022, is a platform that offers high-quality parenting solutions and easy-to-use tools for great parenting that can improve the lives of all children. As of July 1, 2023, there are 5,300 actively enrolled families and there have been 457,467 Ready4K messages delivered. Please view results from the March 2023 family engagement survey about the tool and process.

The PGCPS Office of Community Schools continues to offer monthly professional development for school-based Community School Coordinators (CSCs) through the United Way of the National Capital Area. On April 26, 2023, there were 59 CSCs in training at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School. The topics included the following:

  • Lift Together with Boys Town presented by Kichelle Coleman, Executive Director, Boys Town
  • Financial Empowerment Center presented by Heath Carelock, Program Director, Financial Empowerment Center at Prince George’s Community College
  • “Leveraging Differences and Conflict for Better Team Collaboration” presented by Karen Guilford from Great Workplaces LLC

CSCs also received professional development from Leadership & Co. On May 24, 2023, there were 62 CSCs who participated in Exploring Diverse Perspectives – Part 1 training. CSCs gained knowledge on the following topics:

  • Diagnose why meetings are often ineffective, groups struggle to explore ideas, and group decision-making is slow.
  • Learn a meeting management tool to collaborate more effectively: balance contributions, broaden perspectives, and generate more ideas.
  • Use the tool to tackle a current issue in your work/school environment.

Finally, please take a moment to view the Newsbreak - Community Cares which was released in May 2023. This clip provides an overview of the wraparound services and support for students and families in PGCPS Community Schools.