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Posted on: October 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Local Development Council Awards $225,000 In Impact Grants

10 non-profit organizations receive funding to serve people and communities in MGM National Harbor impact area

Upper Marlboro, MD – The Prince George’s County Local Development Council (PGCLDC) recently awarded $225,000 to 10 non-profits during a ceremony in the Office of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. PGCLDC is responsible for awarding impact grants to organizations to serve communities in close proximity to the MGM National Harbor facility. The grants awarded represent various non-profits that support youth development activities, public safety awareness, child care, and legal services.

“I want to congratulate the inaugural recipients of the Prince George’s County Local Development Council grants and thank the PGCLDC for their leadership and stewardship,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “These grants are designed to assist people and communities in the vicinity of MGM National Harbor. The PGCLDC did a great job of selecting a diverse group of organizations that address a variety of challenges which range from mentoring and education to legal assistance. I have always said that the government can’t do it alone and these grants are wonderful examples of the impact residents can have on directing resources that will help make their community better.”

The PGCLDC is an advisory group mandated by state law that provides community input to local jurisdictions with gaming facilities. For more information about PGCLDC, please go to

List of 2017 Prince George’s County Local Development Council Grant Recipients

Community Advocates for Family & Youth

To support a Community Educator & Victim Services Professional in the Neighborhood Outreach & Victim Services program designed to raise awareness about vulnerability to crime.


Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

To support 120 students at Potomac High School who are currently enrolled in Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.


Junior Achievement (JA) of Greater Washington

To help support curriculum and programs for the JA Finance Park@Prince George’s to 3 schools –John Hanson Montessori, Oxon Hill Middle & High Schools.


Strive To Tri, Inc.

To support free aquatics based camp offered to youth in Park Forest apartment community.


World Arts Focus, Inc. d/b/a/ Joe's Movement Emporium

To support CreativeWorks, job training program in theater & digital media technology, for impact area residents, ages 18-24.


Hillcrest-Marlow Heights Civic Association - Dollars for Scholars

To award 10 Potomac high school seniors or continuing college students a $2,000 scholarship each to help cover their educational expenses for the fall 2017 semester and spring 2018 semester.


Legal Aid Bureau

For general operating support to fund legal services to residents of Impact Area and expand to include additional work with Tenant Council at Owens Road.


Prince George's Child Resource Center Inc.

To expand child care and directly support young mothers, children, providers and employers in impact area.


Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc.

To support Leadership Development & Life Skills Program, designed to reduce truancy, increase parental involvement, decrease in-school bullying and improve academic performance at Oxon Hill Middle School & Glassmanor Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) community.


Coalition for Public Safety Training In Schools, Inc.

Youth education and advocacy program, designed to prepare at risk youth in TNI communities with career awareness and development opportunities in the public safety sector.



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