Saturday, March 10, 2018

Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.'s nominee, Dr. Hattie Washington inducted into 2018 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame!


The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.'s nominee,
Dr. Hattie Washington, was selected to be inducted into the 2018 Maryland Women's Hall of Fame and Women of Tomorrow Ceremony!

Dr. Washington will be inducted with four extraordinary women into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame. Five students will be recognized during the Women of Tomorrow Ceremony.



The Maryland Women's Hall of Fame was established in 1985 to recognize women who have made contributions of historic significance to our state. It includes such luminaries as Rachel Carson, Clara Barton and Harriett Tubman, and many others whose contributions are equally significant but less well known.

The Women of Tomorrow Awards program was established in 1997 to recognize young women in middle and high school with records of academic excellence, extraordinary leadership and exceptional community service.

Join us on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Conference Center East, Annapolis, MD 21411.
For more information about event visit the Maryland Commission for Women website at http://dhr.maryland.gov/maryland-commission-women/


#DrHattieWashington   #PGCDPC

Friday, February 23, 2018

Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. “Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Opportunity” for the 2018-2019



The Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the “Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Opportunity” for the 2018-2019 academic year. 
To be considered, applicants must:                                             + Reside in Prince George’s County, Maryland District 8               (Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glassmanor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill)
+ Provide an official transcript
+ Write a one page easy
+ Provide other documentation as listed on the application
The application forms are due Friday, May 5, 2018. For more information or to download application please visit website https://www.pgcdpc.com
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" for the 2017-2018 Academic Year



The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" for the 2017-2018 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:


       The application forms are due Friday, May 5, 2017. 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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition Salutes the Life of Maj. Gen. John R. Hawkins


        The Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition is sad to announce the sudden passing of retired Maj. Gen. John R. Hawkins, III, co-executive director of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, on February 3, 2017.






        A D.C. native, “Hawk” as he was often called, was born at the then Freedmen’s Hospital of Howard University in 1949. He graduated from Tularosa High School in Tularosa, N.M. in 1967.  He then graduated from the Howard University College of Liberal Arts in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Marketing. Hawkins went on to earn a Masters of Public Administration in American Public Policy and Government Management from The American University in 1976 and a Juris Doctor degree from The American University Law School. He studied International Law at the University of London Law faculty in England in 1979.  He was also a graduate of the National Security Fellowship Program at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College National Security Fellowship Program.


        He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Michelle R. Hawkins, who resides in Silver Spring, Md. and two children, Dr. John L. Hawkins IV and his spouse, Cindylynn; as well as Mercedes Nicole Hawkins and her spouse, Doug.  He is also survived by five grandchildren—Amandalynn, Arianna, Amari, Christian, and John R. Hawkins V.In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: 100 black Men of Greater Washington 20 F. St. N.W. Suite 700 Washington, DC 20001.



-Credits to the AFRO-American Newspapers




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Delegate Knotts Holds Annapolis Day for Youth With Local Organizations





Annapolis, Maryland, November 18, 2016
 Thirty students participated in the 2nd Annual Annapolis Day for Youth sponsored by Maryland State Delegate Tony Knotts on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc., The National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. and Henry's Soul Café co-sponsored the event.  Students from Friendly High School, Oxon Hill High School, Crossland High School and Elizabeth Seton High School elected their leadership, discussed bills, and voted on an "Alternatives to Suspension" Pilot Program bill and an "Extension of Child Support" bill.









MD State Delgate, Erek Barron, gave a rousing keynote address to the students that described his path to his present position as a state delegate.  "I grew up in a single family home.  Through the support of my mom and other mentors, I have achieved far beyond my own expectations.  I have sat in places that included our President and Vice President.  You all are receiving a tremendous opportunity to be here and to understand very early how this place works," he said.







Delegate Knotts told the students to be sure to let their 
friends know about this event for next year. "We want to give as 
many students as we can an opportunity to quickly understand 
how this process works," he said.  Students were then  treated to 
lunch prior to their departure.  Kameron Snider, a student at Friendly 
High School, told the sponsors, "Today's experience was amazing!  
I feel that it is important for us to have a hands on experience about how 
a bill becomes law  and that's what happened today.  D'Airra Clark, 
another student participant, said my experience today makes me 
want to do more to serve my community."







Dr. Valencia Campbell, President of the Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. said,  "Getting students engaged is so important for our well being in the community and their growth as student learners and leaders.  This is our second year working with Delegate Knotts and the other co-sponsors.  We are thrilled to see the level of excitement and interest these students show when debating the bills before them. They demonstrated the kind of leadership skills that will put them on a path for exceptional achievement, she said."












Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.
Public Relations Department
Publicist, Shawn Hay
Office: (301) 641-0814
Email: heypapipromotions@gmail.com
Website: http://pgcdpc.com/




The Photographs were provided courtesy of Maurice Fitzgerald.





Thursday, November 10, 2016

Delegate Tony Knotts 2nd Annual 
Annapolis Day for Youth 



This Saturday November 12th, from 8am to 1pm, please join District 25 Delegate Tony Knotts at the 2nd Annual Annapolis Day for Youth. It will be held in conjunction with the National Harbor Chapter of Jack and Jill of American, Inc., Henry’s Soul Café, and the Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. Local students from Crossland High School, Friendly High School, Oxon Hill High School, and Potomac High School will be participating in mock legislative sessions, discussing various bills and casting votes. 







You will not want to miss this very special event. It will be held at The Lowe House Office Building, located at 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Invited guest speaker will be Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

DELEGATE TONY KNOTTS 2ND ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST OCTOBER 1ST, 2016





At 8am on Saturday October 1st, Friends of District 25 Delegate 

Tony Knotts, will be hosting a prayer breakfast. It will be held at 

Camelot by Martin’s, 13905 Central Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 

20774. Special guest speaker will be Reverend Dr. Joseph W. 

Lyles, Pastor of Fort Foote Baptist Church; Fort Washington, MD. 





For more details, please call 240-772-1636

Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship Breakfast--A Great Success!







On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. awarded $26, 000 to area high school seniors and college students at the lovely Harborside Hotel in Oxon Hill Maryland. Students from Oxon Hill High School, Friendly High School, Bishop McNamara and St. Stephens and St Agnes High School were among the successful recipients.





Radio and Television personality, Ebony McMorris, served as Mistress of Ceremonies. Dr. Valencia Campbell , Coalition President, welcomed attendees  to the event.  "We are so excited to honor these outstanding students who are actively involved in their communities.”





Councilman Obie Patterson assisted in the scholarship awards presentation. Ronald Blakeley, Former Associate Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities gave Words of Encouragement.







Special thanks to Cheryle Mines, Scholarship chair, and Coalition Committee Members, 
Duke Haggins, Shirley Allen, and Isabelle DeBurgo.  Please take a few moments to 
enjoy these pictures of the Scholarship Breakfast, courtesy of Mr. Maurice Fitzgerald.



Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. "Empowering Future Leaders" Scholarship Breakfast 2016




Wednesday June 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM  at The Harborside Hotel (Formerly The Clarion Hotel)
 6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745


The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. (PGCDPC)
is pleased to announce the 
2016 "Empowering Future Leaders" Scholarship Breakfast.

This year, PGCDPC will award $1,000 scholarships to deserving area high school seniors and college students.

The Mistress of Ceremony will be Ms. Ebony N. McMorris, News and Community Affairs Director, Radio One.

Words of Encouragement will be provided by Mr. Ronald Blakley, Former Associate Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 




Seating is limited. To RSVP, please call:


Dr. Valencia Campbell, President
301-416-0435   

or

Ms. Cheryle Mines, Scholarship Chair
 301-792-5706


Thank you

Monday, March 14, 2016

"Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" Application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year



The Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" for the 2016-2017 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 Prince George's County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce the "Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship" application for the 2016-2017 academic year. For more details, please go to the link below. If you know of any deserving students in Prince George's County District 8, please let them know. The application deadline is quickly approaching.

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


       The application forms are due Monday, May 2, 2016. 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.