Prince George’s Community College Announces Merger of the Community Financial Center with the Financial Empowerment Center

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For Immediate Release


Prince George’s Community College Announces Merger of the Community Financial Center with the Financial Empowerment Center

New Program Director hired to lead initiatives. 

LARGO, Md. (April 25, 2018) - The Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced today that PGCC alumn Heath Carelock will join the team as the new program director. Carelock joins with many years of experience providing financial education for nonprofits. His work will support the center’s initiatives to build partnerships for financial and small business workshops, credit and debt repair, housing counseling, and free tax preparation.

The center provides free financial services to individuals and families in Prince George’s County through a partnership with United Way of the National Capital Area and recently merged with the Community Financial Center (CFC) of Prince George’s Community College. The Community Financial Center has been a vital resource for bridging the wealth gap for Prince George’s County residents. The merger will enable FEC to continue that work, expand its services, and help more families advance on a path toward financial stability.

“The work that the center is doing to build wealth and improve financial literacy in Prince George’s County is amazing, and I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Carelock.

The Financial Empowerment Center will continue to host events and provide services including the financial workshops in partnership with Mission of Love Charities in Capital Heights, Maryland on May 8, 9, and 10 as well as June 19, 20, and 21 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. On May 15, the center will provide small business coaching services to PGCC students participating in the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program Pitch Gladiator Competition.

Follow @FECPGCC on Twitter for upcoming events and news about the Financial Empowerment Center.

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 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 Education Accreditation. 

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