FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Prince George’s Community College TeamBuilders Academy
Provides for Prince
George’s County Seniors with Christmas In April
Md. (April 27, 2018) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) Board
of Trustees, TeamBuilders Academy (TBA) and Construction and Energy Institute
(CEI) will participate in one of several Prince George’s County Christmas In April projects. On Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. TeamBuilders Academy, CEI, along with MCN Build, Inc. and Artistic Landscaping will provide
repairs and beautification to the home of a deserving senior couple in
“We are thrilled to contribute to such a
worthy cause as this and give back to our senior community,” said John
Deadwyler, the program coordinator for TeamBuilders Academy.
Mr. Deadwyler added, “The collaborative efforts
with MCN Build and Artistic Landscaping are indicative of our daily mantra,
“Yes We Can! Yes We Will!”
Each semesterTeamBuilders Academy
provides a Service Learning Project that aligns with specific industry sector
training. Christmas In April provides
participants the unique opportunity to demonstrate skill sets and gain
invaluable experience and exposure to the industry.
About Christmas In April
in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization that repairs the homes
of senior citizens who are either low-income and or/physically challenged so
they may live in warmth, safety and independence. After months of planning and
preparation, Christmas in April culminates in a one-day repair effort on the
last Saturday in April. This year will be the 30 Year Anniversary for
Christmas in April. Over those years, with dedication, hard work and
compassion, Christmas in April has repaired 2,583 homes with the help of 87,500
volunteers at an estimated $45.9 million worth of free labor.
TeamBuilders Academy is a Prince George’s
Community College Workforce Development program, offering cohort-based
accelerated adult career training. Its mission is to provide job
readiness-related soft skills training combined with occupational trade-related
technical skills training. In fiscal year 2017, 97 percent of the academy’s
trainees completed the program and 67 percent were paired with local employers. Since its inception, TBA has developed
partnerships with local entities such as Washington Gas, Prince George’s
Community College, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and other companies
in the construction industry to provide training and opportunities for
residents of Prince George’s County.
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 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
enables 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.