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Mayor Bowser, Chancellor Henderson and Police Chief Lanier to Announce New Career Education Programming at DCPS

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CONTACT:
LaToya Foster (EOM) (202) 727-5011; [email protected]
Fred Lewis (DCPS) (202) 480-0860; [email protected]

(Washington, DC) – Tomorrow, Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Police Chief Cathy Lanier will announce a new initiative to advance DCPS’ college readiness and career education programming. The initiative is part of the Bowser Administration’s commitment to investing in programs that give students the tools they need to succeed in a highly competitive workforce. The programming will have a special focus on growing DCPS’ National Academy Foundation (NAF) academies with support from local businesses leaders serving as Industry Advisory Board members and providing over 100 internship opportunities for students this summer. They will also announce a new partnership with DCPS, the Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Police Foundation. This announcement comes during National Police Week, an annual week of events honoring America's law enforcement community.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Deputy Mayor Jennifer Niles
DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson
MPD Chief Cathy Lanier
Joe Persichini, Jr. Director, Washington, DC Police Foundation
Lisa Anders, VP Business Development, McKissack and McKissack
Joe Paiva, CIO International Trade Administration)
Thomas Penny, General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott Convention
Maria Tukeva, Principal, Columbia Heights Education Campus

WHAT:
DCPS Career Programming Announcement

WHEN:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:30 am
*Press should arrive no earlier than 9 am since students will be arriving at school.*

WHERE:
Columbia Heights Education Campus
High School Library
3101 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
*Closest Metro: Columbia Heights Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] 

Social Media:
Mayor Bowser Twitter: @MayorBowser
Mayor Bowser Facebook: facebook.com/MayorMurielBowser
Mayor Bowser Website: mayor.dc.gov