PGCC Awarded $25,000 Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

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Article by: Tabresha B. Langham

For Immediate Release

PGCC Awarded $25,000 Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

LARGO, Md. (Aug. 14, 2018) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Foundation was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its focus on economic mobility for individuals and families.

The grant will support the Information Technology Early College (ITEC) partnership between PGCC and Chesapeake Math and Information Technology (CMIT) Academy Public Charter School.

The ITEC program increases opportunities for high school students to earn college credits and industry certifications in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Students who complete the program graduate with their high school diploma and an associate degree in information technology.

This is not the first time the program has received a grant award from Bank of America. “You know you have a good program when it is continuously awarded,” said Diane Butler, manager of Grants Management Services at PGCC.

Bank of America’s focus on economic mobility aligns perfectly with the ITEC program because the program gives students, most of whom are African-American and Hispanic, the opportunity to level the playing field for STEM jobs that pay more and often lack diversity. It provides pathways for students to obtain an associate degree and certificate at little to no cost and move on to obtain a bachelor degree at a fraction of the cost.

Prince George’s Community College understands that the cost of a higher education can be expensive, so to receive grants that help students who fall within poverty-level eligibility criteria, is a step in the right direction to improve the economic mobility for them and their families.

About Prince George’s Community College
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 nearly 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 enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.