Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Dr Campbell profiled in Forest of The Rain's Weekly Parent and PGCPS EduSocial Network Educational View 


Access to Higher Education and Beyond: What You Can Do Now

Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition President, Dr Valencia Campbell, was recently recognized by Forest of the Rain. Forest of the Rain is an educational affairs organization. It was founded in 1995 with a mission of expanding the conversation on and about education, fair housing, and academic research.

Dr Campbell's work was highlighted in this week's Parent and PGCPS EduSocial Network Educational View. Her Educational View is entitled, "Access to Higher Education and Beyond: What You Can Do Now."






An excerpt from the article states: "Valencia is the author of Advice from the Top: What Minority Women Say about Their Career Success. The Washington Post Gazette, Prince George's Suite Magazine, and the Virginian Pilot are among the print media that featured her book. She was selected to discuss her book at the Congressional Black Caucus Author's Pavilion, World Children's Festival, and the National Press Club Book Fair and Author's Night."  

Please click on the link below to view the full article as well as Dr Campbell's audio footage at the bottom of the page:




Saturday, July 5, 2014

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY DRUG POLICY COALITION, INC. “EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS” SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST

On Thursday June 19, the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition held our "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast" at the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD.


The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms Tracee Wilkins, Prince George's County Bureau Chief of News Channel 4

Our guest speaker was Dr Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Also in attendance was The Honorable Obie Patterson, Prince George's County Council Member District 8.

Below are some photographs taken at the event. The Coalition awarded many scholarships worth $1,000 each to deserving high school seniors and college students in District 8. The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition would like to express our gratitude to all who were in attendance as well everyone who continues to support our work in our communities. We would also like take a moment to thank Mr Maurice G. Fitzgerald for taking the photographs below. Please take a moment to click "Like" on our Facebook, Prince George's County Drug Policy Coaltion,  to remain updated on issues related to drug policy, criminal justice, and education, as well as our many upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you at future Coalition events.



Dr Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director White House Initiative
on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Student Awardees and Coalition Members

Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms Tracee Wilkins


Maryland State Senator C. Anthony Muse

Dr Toldson, Senator Muse, Maryland State Delegate Jolene Ivey,
Coalition President Dr Valencia Campbell, Student Awardee,
and PG County District 8 Councilman Obie Patterson

Mayor Eugene Grant




Councilman Obie Patterson










Senator Muse and
Judge Arthur Burnett, President of the National African American
Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC) 










Dr Campbell, Duke Haggins,
and Ronald Blakely





Coalition Members Dr Campbell, Duke Haggins,
and Ronald Blakely

Dr Valencia Campbell with a citation from
the Maryland General Assembly

Coalition Member Ms Cheryle Mines















Entourage Jazz Band Members






The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. represents one of many local affiliates of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. Our national organization consists of a coalition of 25 preeminent organizations. Through the support of our national organization, interested organizational partners, and grassroots members like you, we hope to prevent and reduce illegal drug abuse and related crimes in Prince George's County.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY DRUG POLICY COALITION'S 3RD ANNUAL EMPOWERING FUTURE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST



Thursday, June 19, 2014           9:00 a.m.  until  11:00 a.m.

Clarion Hotel

6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745






The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition will host the 3rd Annual "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast" featuring Dr. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Area high school students will receive $1000 scholarship awards.

Ms Tracee Wilkins, Prince George's County Bureau Chief of News Channel 4, will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

County Council Member, Obie Patterson, will assist in the presentation of scholarships. The event will take place at the Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, MD.



Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Ms. Cheryle Mines at camines88@msn or call 301-341-2247. Thank you.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

2014-2015 Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Application


      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" for the 2014-2015 academic year.

      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes policies and laws that embrace the public health nature of drug abuse. Through our scholarship program, we provide community-based support to families within the county with a focus on students obtaining higher education and living a drug free life.




      The scholarship form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below at:

PGCDPC 2014-2015 Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship


      The application forms are due Friday, May 2, 2014. All qualifying applicants will receive a notice of an award.

      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. represents one of many local affiliates of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. Our national organization consists of a coalition of 25 preeminent organizations. Through the support of our national organization, interested organizational partners, and grassroots members like you, we hope to prevent and reduce illegal drug abuse and related crimes in Prince George's County.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Judge Burnett recipient of 2014 Advocates for Action Award


Judge Arthur Burnett Sr., President of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC), was recently honored as a recipient of the 2014 Advocates for Action award by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Each year the award recognizes individuals who are doing extraordinary things to improve the health and safety of their communities. Whether it is developing groundbreaking programs to break the cycle of drug use and crime, conducting innovative research that expands our understanding of how drugs affect the human body, expanding treatment opportunities, or preventing drug use before it starts, the 2014 White House ONDCP Advocates for Action are making a difference by reducing drug use and its consequences.





Please take a moment to read about the award and the important work Judge Burnett has been doing by clicking on the link below.

Advocate for Action: Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr.


The link to the full ONDCP website is here:

ONDCP: Advocates for Action


As President of the NAADPC, Judge Burnett has worked tirelessly on the behalf of our youth, families, and communities. We hope that all of you will join us in congratulating Judge Burnett on a well deserved honor.




Saturday, March 15, 2014

2014-2015 Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Application


   
      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" for the 2014-2015 academic year.

      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes policies and laws that embrace the public health nature of drug abuse. Through our scholarship program, we provide community-based support to families within the county with a focus on students obtaining higher education and living a drug free life.

      The scholarship form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below at:

PGCDPC 2014-2015 Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship


      The application forms are due Friday, May 2, 2014. All qualifying applicants will receive a notice of an award.

      The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. represents one of many local affiliates of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. Our national organization consists of a coalition of 25 preeminent organizations. Through the support of our national organization, interested organizational partners, and grassroots members like you, we hope to prevent and reduce illegal drug abuse and related crimes in Prince George's County.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Councilman Obie Patterson's 20th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast


On December 7, 2013, members of The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition attended Councilman Obie Patterson's 20th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast. It was a great success highlighted by a rousingly inspirational speech from Dr Gwendolyn Boyd.  The Coalition would like to thank Councilman Patterson and his office for their continuing support and efforts on behalf of the Coalition and our mission. Please take some time to enjoy the pictures from the prayer breakfast below, which was held at the Colony South Hotel located in Clinton, MD.




                                        Dr Gwendolyn Boyd  and  Councilman Obie Patterson
    



















Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Photographs from the 3rd Annual "Promoting Health and Justice" Dinner Fundraiser



The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition would like to thank everyone who attended the 3rd Annual "Promoting Health and Justice" Dinner Fundraiser. It was a great success highlighted by a riveting and timely speech from the Honorable Glenn F. Ivey.  Additionally, the Coalition would like to thank Mr Nick Charles for taking the time out of a very busy campaign schedule to spend the evening with us. Please take some time to enjoy the pictures from the Fundraiser below, which was once again held at the beautiful Newton White Mansion in Mitchellville, MD.





Group Picture of the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition





Frisbieanne Burnett, Darnellena Burnett, Judge Arthur Burnett,
Mayor Eugene Grant, the Honorable Glenn F. Ivey and Dr. Valencia Campbell









Coalition Secretary Cheryle A. Mines




















Coalition Member Ferdinand Ibebuchi
introducing guest speaker, Mr Glenn F. Ivey












We appreciate your continued support of the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition. We look forward to seeing all of you soon at our many upcoming events.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

3rd Annual Promoting Health and Justice Dinner Fundraiser



Dear Friends and Coalition Supporters,


Please save the time and date:

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Glenn Ivey, former Prince George's County State's Attorney, will be the Guest Speaker at the Third Annual Promoting Health and Justice Dinner Fundraiser. This year the Dinner will be held at the beautiful Newton White Mansion located at 2708 Enterprise Road in Mitchellville, MD 20716.





For ticket information, please contact Cheryle Mines at 301-792-5706.



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Upcoming Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition's "Promoting Health and Justice" Dinner Fundraiser



Dear Friends and Coalition Supporters,


We are very pleased to announce that Glenn Ivey, former State's Attorney for Prince George's County will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming "Promoting Health and Justice" Dinner Fundraiser this October. This year's Dinner Fundraiser will once again be held at the beautiful Newton White Mansion in Upper Marlboro, MD  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 24, 2013.

Mr Ivey is currently a partner in the law firm of Leftwich and Ludaway. As a former federal prosecutor, as well as State's Attorney, he has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, the issues of drug policy and criminal justice. Please mark you calendars for the evening of October 24th. It will definitely be a night to remember. Ticket information will be forthcoming very soon. We look forward to seeing all of you.

Please follow the link below for an informative article by Mr Ivey as a prelude to the upcoming Dinner Fundraiser.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/standing-with-the-smart-on-crime-coalition









































Monday, July 8, 2013

Sheila Stewart's 25th Anniversary Celebration at Newton White Mansion


On Thursday, July 25, 2013, Coalition members attended Radio personality Sheila Stewart's 25th Anniversary Celebration at Newton White Mansion.



Shelia Stewart-Russell, AKA DC's Mrs. Community, is an award winning media conglomerate whose career as a Radio, TV, and Print Media Personality spans 25 years. She has been the Director of News Programming for Radio One-DC Stations (93.9) WKYS-FM, (102.3) WMMJ-FM, (104.1) WPRS-FM, (1450) WOL-AM, WYCB-AM and the Syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show heard in (40) U.S. cities. She has worked as a Reporter/Anchor for CBS Affiliate WBTV News 3; Guest Appearances on TV Networks NBC, ABC, Fox News; News Director for CBS Radio WPEG-FM in Charlotte, NC; Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks; ABC Radio New Networks; and as a News Anchor for Syndication One Radio News Networks; The Rev. Al Sharpton Show; The Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Show and The Warren Ballentine Show. She has also worked as an adjunct Professor at Johnson C. Smith University and as an Instructor at the Chatty School of Communications.



Please take a moment to view the pictures below from the 25th Anniversary Celebration event as we congratulate Sheila Stewart-Russell for her years of dedicated service in media to our communities