County Executive

Prince George's County, Maryland

William Paca Elementary School Library Makeover to be Revealed during Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the LEARN Foundation and The Heart of America Foundation

For Immediate Release: 12/9/2013 5:00 PM

Contact: Christy A. Lipscomb, Prince George’s County ,, 240-508-1989 Christine Lucas, The Heart of America Foundation, , 202-302-4836 (cell)

4 Week Transformation result of TNI Partnership

Upper Marlboro, MD - On Tuesday, December 10th Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, the LEARN Foundation and The Heart of America Foundation will unveil the newly makeover of the library and computer labs at William Paca Elementary School.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of this Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative project.  
"There are so many good things happening across our great County and the makeover of William Paca Elementary School’s library and computer lab space certainly falls into this category of great things!" said County Executive Baker.  “Just four short weeks ago we sat in the gutted space of this library surrounded by vibrant renderings depicting the new and improved outcome made possible through TNI project partners, The LEARN Foundation, Heart of America and Capital One Bank.  The impending reveal date is just the beginning of the impact this new library will have on future generations and the community-at-large.”
About Prince George’s County – Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative:
The Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) is an effort by the County to focus on uplifting six neighborhoods in the County that face significant economic, health, public safety and educational challenges.  Through this initiative, the County will improve the quality of life in those neighborhoods, while identifying ways to improve service delivery throughout the County for all residents.

The LEARN (Landover Educational Athletic Recreational Non-Profit) Foundation was founded in 1996 to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to youth in the FedEx Field impact area. To learn more, log on to

The Heart of America Foundation was founded in 1997, to provide children in need everywhere with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference. To learn more log on to
Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
Prince George's County Council Member Andrea Harrison
Prince George's County Public School Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin Maxwell
LEARN Foundation Chair Dorothy Bailey
The Heart of America Foundation President and Co-Founder Angela Halamandaris
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Economic Development and Public Infrastructure Carla Reid
Senior Vice President, Capital One Bank Phil Quintana
William Paca Elementary School Principal Dorothy Clowers

Library Makeover and computer lab transformations
Education TNI Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
10:30 a.m.

Prince George’s County, Parent, Community, and Capital One Volunteers put the final touches on the Library, distribute books, and lead reading activities within the classrooms (9:15 - 10:30 a.m.)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Unveiling at 10:30 a.m.

William Paca Elementary School
7801 Sheriff Road
Landover, MD

Inclement Weather  Plan
In the event Prince George’s County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather conditions on Tuesday, December 10th, this event will be cancelled and postponed to a new date.

In the event Prince George’s County Public Schools are delayed due to inclement weather conditions, this event will take place at the original scheduled time of 10:30 a.m.