• News Release: Interim CEO Goldson Relaunches Adopt-A-School Initiative at State of the Education System Luncheon

    News Release: Interim CEO Goldson Relaunches Adopt-A-School Initiative at State of the Education System Luncheon

    March 6, 2019
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

    Dr. Monica Goldson urges business community to adopt every school by fall


    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Today, Dr. Monica Goldson, Interim Chief Executive Officer, unveiled the Adopt-A-School engagement initiative while speaking at the 2019 State of the Education System luncheon hosted by the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable. The Adopt-A-School program calls on business to provide in-kind or financial resources to enhance local schools and provide ladders to success for students.

    Under Dr. Goldson’s leadership, PGCPS wants to strengthen its relationship with the local business community to improve student and community outcomes. Approximately 90 schools do not have current partnerships with business, nonprofit or faith-based organizations.

    “There are over 130,000 students in our school system and every one of them can benefit from your expertise and generosity,” said Dr. Goldson. “This is why we encourage you to adopt multiple schools to maximize the impact. My challenge to the business community is to make sure that every school — from elementary to high school — is adopted by the start of next school year.”

    The Adopt-a-School program is designed to align school needs with desired community outcomes and strengthen the bond with the local business community.

    The initiative requests three specific commitments:

    • College and Career Exposure: Showcasing college or career pathways through field trips, career days or mentorship sessions.

    • Financial Support: Contribute at least $5,000 through a direct contribution or in-kind services based on areas of expertise.

    • Volunteer Service: Participate in at least one service activity at an adopted school.

  •  -30-

    About PGCPS: Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 207 schools and centers, more than 134,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. 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 college and career-readiness programs that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, dual enrollment, and language immersion.