Bank of America Partners with Prince George's Community College to Build Micropathways

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Brenda Mitchell, executive director of institutional advancement and the foundation at PGCCBrenda Mitchell, executive director of institutional advancement and the foundation at PGCCPrince George's Community College (PGCC) in Maryland has announced a $100,000 partnership with Bank of America to fund the institution’s micro-pathways, short-term programs that help get students on track quickly to well-paying jobs.

“A well-educated community with access to viable careers has never been more important, especially for the residents of Prince George’s County who have been hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Brenda Mitchell, executive director of institutional advancement and the foundation at PGCC. “Our shared vision is one of equitable access to improved outcomes, and we are confident in our ability to continue transforming lives.”

Micro-pathways are part of the Education Design Lab’s Community College Growth Engine, a national movement focused on helping underserved students. PGCC was one of six institutions selected by Education Design Lab for the project. The pilot program, launching this spring, will create micro-pathways toward jobs with high regional demand, like health care, information technology, and hospitality.