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








































Monday, July 1, 2013

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

On Wednesday 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. Lesli Foster, Channel 9 News anchor. 
Also in attendance were The Honorable Obie Patterson, Prince George's County Council Member District 8 and Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, President of Bowie State University, who was the guest speaker.

Here are some photographs that were taken of the event. The Coalition awarded 15 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 as to everyone who continues to support us in our endeavors on behalf of the community. We look forward to your continued support as well as to seeing you and yours at future Coalition events.







 













































Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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



Wednesday June 19th    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, Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of the “Empowering Future Leaders Scholarship” for the 2013- 2014 academic year. This year, the Coalition will award 15 scholarships worth $1,000 each to deserving high school seniors and college students in District 8. 

Mistress of Ceremonies will be Ms. Lesli Foster, Channel 9 News anchor


Also in attendance will be:

The Honorable Obie PattersonPrince George's County Council Member District 8 

Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, President, Bowie State University, Guest Speaker 


"We are trying to give students an opportunity to demonstrate what they can do to improve the community and realize their goals," said Dr. Valencia Campbell, President of the Prince George’s County Drug Policy Coalition, Inc.  "We want to help them pursue their dreams so they can avoid getting involved in negative activities." Council Member Obie Patterson added, “In these tough financial times, with student loan debt exceeding credit card debt in our nation, scholarships such as these are a tremendous help to families in need.”

A committee established by the Coalition chose the 15 scholarship winners. Each applicant’s commitment to the community served as a major determining factor in the selection process. The committee also chose the winners on the basis of personal circumstances and achievements, educational goals, and the likely impact of the scholarship on their lives. 

Please spread the word to family, friends, and associates about this important event in the lives of our local youth. It will be Wednesday June 19th, 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.at the Clarion Hotel located at 6400 Oxon Hill Road; Oxon HillMD 20745.
For more information, please contact Ms. Cheryle Mines, Chair (301) 792-5706

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

NATIONAL SPRING 2013 SUMMIT CONFERENCE


                             


NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN DRUG POLICY COALITION

NATIONAL SPRING 2013 SUMMIT CONFERENCE

HOWARD UNIVERSITY – BLACKBURN CENTER
APRIL 17-20, 2013



THEME:   TAKING ACTION TO PREVENT ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE AND VIOLENT CRIME, TREATING RELATED MENTAL ILLNESS, AND FACILITATING FAIR AND EQUITABLE HEALTHCARE, CRIMINAL AND JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.


        The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. will be holding its 2013 Spring Summit Conference at the Blackburn Center on Howard University's Main Campus, April 17-20, 2013.  This  year's Summit Conference will be historic due to the fact that we will be extending invitations to 5 Universities including our host, Howard University, as well as Bowie State University, the University of the District of Columbia, Coppin State University and Morgan State University. 

        As the Summit Conference Program below indicates, we will be dealing with some of the most controversial issues facing the Obama Administration over the next four (4) years. It is a conference that you will absolutely not want to miss. The Summit Conference program, as well as the Registration form, are provided below. 

        Additionally, we are extending an invitation to all of you to join the National Coalition as an individual member. To facilitate this, an Individual Membership form has been provided below.

NAADPC 2013 Spring Summit Conference REGISTRATION FORM https://docs.google.com/document/d/10oPWOXOv2f_tPNPVBbBcBf3CWOFcVHnkeoZqvwlQbkw/edit


NAADPC_Membership_Form
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tWkenSV6mF9PiSJROJIsZyTKlsnUns9lIlq9FYXwrJU/edit



        Please share this important information with family, friends, and colleagues. We look forward to see all of you at Howard University's Blackburn Center April 17-20, 2013.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2013-2014 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 2013- 2014 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 healthy and drug free life.

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

       The application forms are due Wednesday, May 15, 2013. 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.