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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prince Georges County – 1 Hour Of Computer Code Learning Every Day For County Students



Subject: Prince George’s County – 1 Hour Of Computer Code Learning Every Day For County Students

Code.org Website: http://code.org/

Learning computer code languages is just as important as English and math for “millenial” students. Students in Prince George’s County need to be computer code literate to help themselves individually and help the County solve problems as well as grow financially.

Code.org, an online company that seeks to teach as many students how to code as possible is trying raise $5M via Indiegogo.com. Donate to this worthy cause and follow up with an e-mail, Facebook post, or tweet to Code.org to ensure Prince George’s County students benefit from this program and the donation you make. You must also contact Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell and the Board of Education members to ensure the education leadership gets on board with this program.

Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO: Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell
Phone:  301-952-6008
E-mail: ceo@pgcps.org
Prince George’s County Board of Education Link: http://www1.pgcps.org/board/



Help us raise $5M to reach 100 million students


Prince George’s County must strive to be a word class county with all the resources to provide the highest quality of life. Part of those resources is a technologically literate population and workforce as well as self-starters that will create startup companies.

While you are donating to Indiegogo, go the extra step and donate to Patriots Technology Training Center headed by Thurman Jones which is a Prince George’s County based STEM program that has provided exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math for Prince George’s County students for over 17 years.

Patriots Technology Training Center Website: https://www.patriots-ttc.org/



2014 Cyber Security Competition

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Prince Georges County – Report Street Resurfacing And Potholes To Prince George’s County DPW&T



Subject: Prince George’s County – Report Street Resurfacing and Potholes to Prince George’s County DPW&T

DPW&T (Department of Public Works and Transportation) Website: http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/PublicWorks/Services/RoadwayImprovements/Pages/default.aspx

Report Potholes:  http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/PublicWorks/Services/RoadwayImprovements/Potholes/Pages/default.aspx

This is good information to know when County streets/roads (streets without numbers Ex: Main Street) need to be repaired or resurfaced. It includes streets in housing subdivisions. Do your part as a resident to improve the already high quality of life in Prince George’s County by reporting infrastructure that needs to be fixed. Add these numbers to your mobile phone so you can report them ASAP when they are top of mind.


Potholes

Where Do I Report Roadway Hazards?
The Department responds to requests concerning potential hazardous locations as reported by citizens. If required, the locations will be made safe by means of installing temporary patches/repairs to the affected areas. These areas are added to the list of locations in need of permanent repairs. The repairs will be completed as funds become available.

To report a potential hazard on the County rights-of-way, which involves sidewalks, curb & gutter, concrete apron, or uneven pavement surfaces, please call 301-499-8523

To request resurfacing or concrete replacement for entire streets or sidewalks in your subdivision, please call the Office of Engineering at 301-883-5710

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Prince Georges County - The Best Mortgage In The Market – NACA 15 Year Wealth Builder Home Loan



Subject: Prince George’s County - The Best Mortgage In The Market – NACA 15 Year Wealth Builder Home Loan

Potential Prince George’s County residents that are in the market for buying a house and getting the best mortgage possible should look to Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America’s (NACA) Wealth Builder Home Loan. NACA has a process that each applicant must go through to obtain a mortgage. Please listen to the following story on NPR and click on the links to learn more about this home loan. Follow up with a call to the national office of NACA or your local office.




New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers



The Wealth Building Home Loan

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Prince Georges County – Roland Martin Discusses List Of Highest Paying Jobs Without A Four Year Degree And Resume Streamlining



Subject: Prince George’s County – Roland Martin Discusses List Of Highest Paying Jobs Without A Four Year Degree And Resume Streamlining

Attending college to obtain a four year degree is not always the best route, especially since the 2007 recession. President Obama, Secretary of State Arne Duncan, and many CEO’s have harped on the need to take advantage of Community Colleges and online training. I think the information in this interview is very timely and can guide one to long term employment instead of long term student debt and no employment.

Dental Hygienists Average Mean Salary in Maryland 2013: $80,490 per year

Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2013




Roland Martin and “America’s Wealth Coach”, Deborah Owens, list the highest paying jobs without a four-year degree

Link to Deborah Owens: www.deborahowens.com

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