Maryland Center at Bowie State awarded million-dollar grant

April 26, 2009 · Print This Article

grant.jpgBOWIE, Md.– The Maryland Center at Bowie State University has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Maryland State Department of Education to increase advanced math skills of Prince George’s County students in grades 5-9. The grant is part of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The project was spearheaded by State Delegate Gerron Levi (23 A) in an effort to afford students in the Lanham and Capitol Heights community an opportunity to participate in a real-world math summer camp and school-year booster sessions.  Over the next three years more than 400 Prince George’s County students will have the opportunity to participate.

“This program is a collaboration of community stakeholders who took it upon themselves to develop a program to improve math and science skills for youth living in distressed communities and finding the resources to implement it,” said Terry Lawlah, executive director of The Maryland Center.


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