Monday, February 24, 2014

Surprise! Unexpected Gifts Received from Reading

Looking for a new e-read? We have just the e-book for you.

Surprise! Unexpected Gifts Received from Reading is a fantastic e-book written by Library Media Specialist Bianca Johnson. It is an informative, inventive and engaging read. The layout and use of a variety of media - video, news articles and art - to deliver thoughtful and relevant messages meant to inspire reading is creative.

An educational tool for formal and informal settings, with students of various ages and grade levels, and adults, young and seasoned alike.

Currently only available for the iPad.

Ms. Johnson is the Library Media Specialist at Parkdale High School, a Prince George's County Public School in Maryland and an In Reach partner school.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Is there any charity in Prince George's County?

On Thursday, January 30, Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Prince George's County, Maryland was released at the Beyond Charity: The Untapped Market of Prince George's County Nonprofits forum hosted by the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, the Prince George County Government and others.

Over 120 individuals representing nonprofits, businesses and government listened to panelist County Executive Rushern L Baker III; Leanne Posko, Senior Manager, Community Relations of Capital One; Kim Rhim, Executive Director of The Training Source; James Estepp, President & CEO of Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable; and David Harrington, President and CEO of Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce discuss and present key recommendations on strengthening Prince George's County nonprofits.

As outlined in the Report, in 2012, 80 percent of Prince George’s County nonprofits with a 501(c)3 designation had budgets under $25,000, a higher percentage of small nonprofits than the state of Maryland.

In order to strengthen Prince George's County by helping the nonprofit sector build its capacity and achieve its full potential, the following recommendations were made:
  1. Invest in cross-sector partnerships.
  2. Help local nonprofits tell their stories.
  3. Leverage the expertise of both County-based and regional nonprofits to best meet local needs.
  4. Enable more nonprofits to participate in capacity-building programs. 
Read the full report.