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CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

CityDance DREAM Program Performs On Big Stage

This past Tuesday, March 8, 144 students from the District and Prince George’s County, Maryland who participate in the D.C. CityDance DREAM after-school outreach program performed a six-minute dance routine at halftime of the Washington Wizards game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

CityDance, which was founded in 1996, is a professional dance company and a conservatory, training school that offers free community dance and literacy programs to children throughout the D.C. area, taught by CityDance Ensemble members.  Tuesday evening marked the sixth year that the DREAM program students have performed at the Verizon Center.

The after-school program combines dance lessons with reading and writing help, something that DREAM teacher Charonne Butler believes is incredibly beneficial to the students.

Get a Free Prom Dress Thanks to The Priceless Gown Project's Prom Dress Giveaway

Get a Free Prom Dress Thanks to The Priceless Gown Project's Prom Dress Giveaway

Spring is in the air and Prom season is just around the corner.  The Priceless Gown Project invites high juniors and seniors who may need a dress to join us for a FREE gown on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center in Bowie, MD.

The gowns are available on a first come, first serve basis

Mission Nutrition Re-Scheduled for Today

Mission Nutrition Re-Scheduled for Today

LANDOVER, MD – The Prince George's County Department of Social Services has postponed the Mission:  Nutrition fresh produce distribution scheduled to be held at the Blvd! at the Capital Centre today from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. due to a severe weather watch. 


Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Giant Food Celebrates 75 Years of Quality, Value and Service

Giant Food Celebrates 75 Years of Quality, Value and Service

Highlighted Long-Time Community Partners in Thursday Celebration

Giant Food of Landover, Md. celebrated the beginning of its 75th year with an in-store anniversary party today, February 10. Giant highlighted its longstanding dedication to community involvement and previewed plans for its diamond year.

Seventy five years ago, N.M. Cohen and Sam Lehrman worked together to bring the first grocery store to the nation’s capital at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Park Road in  Northwest Washington. Members of both the Cohen and Lehrman families attended today’s celebration. 

Confirmed speakers included:

§ The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, United States House of Representatives