• News Release: BOE Member to Receive 2016 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award

    September 21, 2016
    For Immediate Release
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    UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County Board of Education Member Lupi Quniteros-Grady will receive for The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s 2016 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award. The award highlights the work of four public officials who have gone above and beyond in partnership with the nonprofit sector to ensure more vibrant communities. These officials represent the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George's counties. 

    Quinteros-Grady, who represents District 2, was selected for her work to build a strong nonprofit sector.

    “It is an honor to be recognized for work I feel passionately about,” said Quinteros-Grady. “This award is a great reminder that what we do for our community matters.”

    Quinteros-Grady joined the Prince George’s County Board of Education in 2014. She currently serves as the Acting Managing Director for LAYC/Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers, an organization that serves minority and immigrant youth. She has worked in the field of youth development for 20 years, launching and managing such programs as Upward Bound, Workforce Programs, Conservation Corps, and AmeriCorps. 

    “Since joining the Board of Education, Ms. Quinteros-Grady has proven herself as an effective leader who is committed to the students in this county,” said Dr. Segun Eubanks, Prince George’s County Board Chair. “She is very deserving of this award and a great example of the type of leadership we have on our Board.”

    Quinteros-Grady will receive the award Tuesday, October 23 at the Center for Advancement’s 37th Annual Meeting and Celebration in D.C.

     

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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.