Forty UNDER 40, Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund's flagship initiative, recognizes top talent in the County in the areas of arts and humanities, business, education, health and fitness, public service, and science and engineering; and then seeks to engage them more actively in civic and socially oriented ventures through advisory, board service, and advocacy opportunities. After five years of successfully recognizing next generation leaders in Prince George’s County (200 Honorees to date), nearly 25% of honorees have joined non-profit boards and advisory committees throughout the County. The recognition makes it easy for organizations to identify top talent! Honorees have also engaged in policy discussions with the Prince George’s County Executive and the leadership at the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce on issues ranging from public education to economic development and residency preferences for employment and contracting.
Forty UNDER 40 is an asset to Prince George’s County in its unique ability to network a vibrant community of young leaders across a variety of sectors and motivate them as individuals toward collective action. The initiative creates a center of gravity for increased relevance, connectivity, and innovation in Prince George’s County.
Our work is based on a fundamental belief that through innovative solutions, alignment across and within sectors, and a keen focus on results, Prince George’s County can quickly shift course on a broad number of issues facing its most vulnerable populations. PGCSIF’s vision is to continuously identify appropriate models that support the County’s infrastructure across public, private, religious, and non-profit sectors for improved quality of life. Our expectation is that by identifying best and innovative practice, supporting the local infrastructure, and aligning outcomes, we can bridge these gaps and quickly increase impact.