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Good Trouble Think-Tank Launches Podcast to Honor the Late Congressman John Lewis

Good Trouble

LARGO, Md. (June 14, 2021)—Renee Clarke, former NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleader now called The Washington Football Team and Maryland resident launches a Good Trouble Think-Tank podcast to honor the life of late Congressman John Lewis. The podcast will educate listeners on the legislative process, interview local politicians, hear from members of the community, and inspire all who listen to get involved in the community.

The Good Trouble Think-Tank podcast is ideal for listeners to connect, engage and be inspired by the Good Trouble Think-Tank and “Get Into Good Trouble.” The podcast offers 20–30-minute engaging episode which are perfect for daily commutes or busy every day routines.

Good Trouble serves as a grassroots answer to Congressman Lewis’s call to action to organize and seek change, justice, and equality for all.





Maryland State Police Announces 2021 Youth Leadership & Law Enforcement Seminar

Maryland State Police

PIKESVILLE, Md. (June 3, 2021)—The Maryland State Police announces the second annual 2021 Youth Leadership and Law Enforcement Seminar, a free event held to train, develop and teach future generations of young men and women about the benefits of a law enforcement career will take place in August.

The two-day, action packed, conference is free and will be held from 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 13 to noon on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 at the Maryland State Police Training Academy in Sykesville.  High school and college students interested in starting a career in law enforcement are invited to learn about ‘Maryland’s Finest’ from troopers who specialize in a wide range of expertise.

Attendees will learn about Maryland law, military drill and ceremony, fitness, defensive tactics and explore the many facets of a career in law enforcement. They will learn how to protect themselves and take part in a variety of training workshops geared toward a greater understanding of leadership, character development and life skills.

Troopers and civilian employees from various specialized units will be on hand to share their experiences about life as a state trooper or as a civilian employee in a law enforcement career. Along with this exciting opportunity, food and lodging will be provided on the campus of the Maryland State Police Academy. Each barrack commander will select one applicant to represent their respective county, including Baltimore City.

To qualify for enrollment, applicants must submit either a two-minute self-taped video or a written essay to explain why they are interested in a career in law enforcement.  The deadline for applications is midnight (EST) on July 1, 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. For more application guidelines, please visit,  Questions about the seminar and the application process can be emailed to

CONTACT:  For applicants, your local Maryland State Police barrack representative.



Monarch Preschool College Park Now Open in College Park

Monarch Preschool College Park

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (June 8, 2021)—Monarch Preschool College Park, a program of The Children’s Guild Alliance, is now open in College Park serving children ages 3 to 5. Located in an 11,400-square-foot fully renovated space in College Park United Methodist Church at 9601 Rhode Island Ave., Monarch Preschool will be open year-round with a full-day program to include before- and after-school care. The preschool will serve up to 120 children.

Kristin B. Taylor is director of Monarch Preschool College Park. She brings an extensive background and certifications in early education.

“The Monarch Preschool is part of a larger effort to make College Park a top university community and was open in response to a need for additional high-quality pre-K learning opportunities,” said Jenny Livelli, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance. “Monarch Preschool College Park will be a hub for the area, and its leadership and advisory board includes members of the city and university-related groups.”

The Children’s Guild is a nonprofit organization founded in 1953 and dedicated to pioneering educational services for children and families.

Monarch Preschool College Park has implemented a project-based curriculum that actively engages children in investigating the world around them as well as developing pathways for early childhood education teacher training, internships, research and partnerships.

“I am very excited to see the Monarch Preschool opening in College Park. The Monarch Preschool will be a great addition to College Park, bringing project-based quality child care to the local community,” said Fazul Kabir, Prince George’s County Council member, District 1.

Monarch Preschool’s advisory board is chaired by Fran Favretto, retired director of the University of Maryland Center for Young Children. Other advisory board members are Carolyn Bernache, chair of the College Park Education Advisory Committee, board member of College Park Academy and member of the College Park City-University Partnership Education Committee; Cat Peretti, a parent in College Park and executive director of My School DC; Denise Mitchell, College Park District 4 council member and founding board member of College Park Academy; and Valerie Woodall, senior program associate of College Park City-University Partnership.

“This is a great opportunity for parents in the College Park area to send their children to a preschool based on project-based learning, where children can play, explore and learn, giving them a strong foundation for when they move on to public or private school. I was pleased to be on the committee that helped to bring this needed resource to our community,” Bernache said.

For more information and to enroll in Monarch Preschool College Park, visit or email


Monarch Preschool College Park, a program of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, will be a year-round full-day preschool program serving up to 120 children ages 3 to 5. (



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