PGCC Awarded $25,000 Grant from Bank of America
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.
grant will support the Information Technology Early College (ITEC) partnership
between PGCC and Chesapeake Math and Information Technology (CMIT) Academy
Public Charter School.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org.The
Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting
agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher