For Immediate Release:
January 2, 2014
Contact: Marti Worshtil, 301.772.8420
Prince George’s Child Resource Center Awarded $50,000 from the Open Society Foundations
Largo, MD Prince George’s Child Resource Center (the Resource Center) is thrilled to be one of only few Prince George’s nonprofits to ever have received a prestigious grant award from the Open Society Foundations (OSF). Located in Largo and Adelphi, MD, the mission of the Prince George’s ChildResource Center is to help create healthy and nurturing environments for children by supporting their families and educating their caregivers. The 23-year-old nonprofit helps thousands of families each year.
Founded in 1979 by investor and philanthropist George Soros, the mission of the Open Society Foundations is “to work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.”
Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. The Resource Center’s mission and programs are aligned with the local Washington, DC foundation’s priority of education and youth. OSF and the Resource Center are united in working to ensure that all children have the early childhood education needed to promote critical thinking and open intellectual inquiry, critical to future success.
The general operating support grant will be used to support the Resource Center’s programs that provide support services to over 1,500 families and training to over 1,000 child care providers. Services are provided through home visits, child development education, links to community services, and adult education. Goals are to ensure that a) children have a secure bond with their families; grow up in homes free of abuse and neglect; and enter school ready to learn; b) families have access to high-quality child care, adequate housing, health care, and nutrition; and c) adults have access to literacy and career education.