• News Release: PGCPS Partnership Recognized as National Model

    September 16, 2016
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications


    UPPER MARLBORO, MD Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) ongoing partnership with The Wallace Foundation is being featured as one of Independent Sector’s “Model Partnerships for Impact” case studies. The case studies highlight healthy relationships between grantees and funders, and offer opportunities for other organizations to learn from this partnership’s best practices.

    For the past five years, PGCPS has partnered with The Wallace Foundation to create a “pipeline” of exceptional school leaders through rigorous leadership training opportunities. When principal vacancies become available, educators who have completed the training are prepared to step in and successfully take on leadership roles.

    “Our work with The Wallace Foundation supports our goal to have strong leaders in our schools,” said Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer for PGCPS. “Strong leaders create strong teams, which ultimately, have a positive impact on student achievement.”

    Independent Sector (IS), a leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporations committed to advancing the common good, launched “Partnerships for Impact” as a follow up to nationwide community conversations which consistently cited the strained relationship between grantees and funders as a barrier to meeting mission goals. The goal of “Partnerships for Impact” is to help grantees and funders have healthier relationships so organizations can better fulfill their missions and strengthen the communities they serve.

    To view the complete PGCPS case study, click here.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.