“The time is always right to do the right thing.” - Special Post By Tonia Wellons

As 45 and Members of Congress continue the high stakes banter about the border wall, our neighbors in the Greater Washington region, especially in Prince George’s County, continue to be impacted by the government shutdown. Most of you have heard the news stories; may be experiencing this first hand; or you have seen the long depression-era lines of working families in search of food and other forms of assistance.

On the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, it is only fitting that we look to his words to guide our steps. His life and his legacy represent the importance of pressing forward to change and challenge federal policies that impact the poor, working class, and especially people of color. His life and legacy is one of vision, advocacy, and action. In his honor, I invite you each to consider several ways that we can support people impacted by the federal shutdown.

Read more on the Seven Things You Can Do to Support Our Neighbors Impacted by the #Federal Shutdown

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Mark Lawrence
Forty Under 40 2019 Nominations Now Open!

Eligible nominees must live in Prince George's County and they must be under the age of 40 as of December 31, 2018. If you know of a Prince George’s County resident who is making an impact in the county, you can now nominate them for this award.

Nominations Form is located at https://40under40pgc.wufoo.com/forms/forty-under-40-2019-nomination-form/

Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019 at 11:59 EST

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Mark Lawrence
Forty Under 40 2018 The List!

Seven years ago, the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund (PGCSIF) launchedForty UNDER 40 Prince George’s as a pilot effort to identify the best and brightest in Prince George’s County across a range of sectors and categories. We were confident that the County was ripe with exceptional talent and we simply wanted to offer a hometown recognition of excellence, youth, and leadership. Every year since, the numbers of nominations have increased and the competition has become even more intense. This year was no different. 

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Mark Lawrence
Forty Under 40 2018 Nominations Now Open!

Applications for Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s Forty Under 40 are now open! PGCSIF is pleased to announce that nominations for Forty Under 40 Prince George’s County are now open.  If you know an up and coming Prince George’s County resident who is making an impact in the County, you can nominate them (or yourself) for this award.

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