• Media Advisory: Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to Honor Seniors

    May 9, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    UPPER MARLBORO, MDMore than 80 graduating Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) seniors will be honored during the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Senior Celebration on May 10.

    The Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HWSC) program helps students stay in school, graduate from high school and progress to post-secondary education or employment. Students can enter the program in seventh through ninth grades.

    Nearly all of the students in the program graduate from high school. HWSC provides counseling, advocacy, academic support and enrichment, life skills, employment-readiness and after-school jobs. School-based youth advocates help students develop good habits, acquire social skills, and achieve their potential to become contributing, responsible young people at home, in school and at work. For more information, visit www.hillside.com.

    WHAT: Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection Senior Celebration

    WHEN: Wednesday, May 10
    6 p.m.

    WHERE: Prince George’s Community College

    Largo Student Center Community Room
    301 Largo Road
    Largo, MD 20774

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.