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CPCUP Presents 2015 Report, Looks forward to New Opportunities in 2016

The College Park City University Partnership (CPCUP) Executive Director Eric Olson came before College Park City Council meeting last week and talked about the what the CPCUP has done in the past year and what it plans to do in 2016. You can see the 2015 report here on CPCUP’s website.

The City and the University continue to contribute equally to the Partnership, with each giving $125,000 toward the Partnership’s general operating expenses. The total funding for the organization from these two entities totals $250,000.

Among the accomplishments, Mr. Olson highlighted the following in his report:

  • Governor Hogan moved forward both the Purple Line and funding for rebuilding Baltimore Avenue.
  • College Park Academy students continued to excel in the school’s third year, scoring high marks and competing with the best school systems in the state on measures of academic success.
  • CCUP secured funding for a 2016 pilot program to place “safety ambassadors” in College Park to serve as a community presence.
  • CPCUP’s homeownership program resulted in five sets of University employees becoming new College Park residents in 2015.

In 2016, the CPCUP plans to work on the committees implementing the major programs, revamp its website, produce University District Vision video, Arts and Culture programming public spaces.


Home ownership grant program by the City University partnership resulted in 5 UMD staff buying houses in the city

College Park Academy Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

College Park Academy Summer Camp

College Park Academy Summer Camp

College Park Academy has launched an exciting new Summer Camp. Middle schoolers will have fun in College Park with their peers — and with University of Maryland professors and students.

The Summer Camp is located at College Park Academy, 7501 Adelphi Road. There will be field trips some weeks. Summer Camp starts on June 23rd. REGISTER HERE.

Each session is one week long, and there are eight total weeks of Camp. Students can sign up for one week or multiple weeks.

And if you sign up for two weeks of camp, you will be entered to win a $100 discount.

Visit online, learn more, and register!

Camp week themes include:

  • Sporty Science or the Science of Sports
  • Guerilla Agriculture
  • Food Stars: Eat Like an Expert
  • Jurassic Maryland (well really Cretaceous Maryland)
  • Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies! (Oh My!)
  • A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy….
  • The Perfect Bridge
  • Green Tweens

LEARN MORE HERE. Each session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., is one week long and there are eight total weeks of Camp.

College Park Academy is also offering a host of exciting online summer classes for elementary through high school students. This is a great opportunity for students who would like catch up, accelerate, or just learn more. Students can even take music courses from Julliard! LEARN MORE HERE.

NCPCA to Discuss College Park Academy’s Move to North College Park Tonight

NCPCA - It's Your Neighborhood Association

NCPCA – It’s Your Neighborhood Association

Today is the second Thursday of the month and thus the day when the North College Park Civic Association will have their monthly meeting.

The meeting will mostly dominate the discussion on concerns related to possible future relocation of the College Park Academy to the current Al Huda School site.

Please Note: Council member Wojahn and I will be hosting  community meeting on the College Park Academy relocation on next Monday, Jan. 13, 2013.

The discussion will raise concerns related to public funding, project design, school transportation and traffic management, new connections or amenities to be available for use by the community, road improvements, changes to traffic circulation patterns, and other factors which should be considered. Any motion for a resolution by NCPCA will be considered in New Business.

As usual, the meeting will take place at Davis Hall, 7:30 pm. See you all there

College Park Academy Opens Admission for 2013 Session

College Park Academy

The new middle and high school College Park Academy has opened its admission for 2013 classes.

The school will be one of the first major examples of the University District Vision which President Loh and the Council have embraced. The idea came from City leaders and the City is the rock on which it is being built.

The school will open this fall with grades 6 and 7 at St Mark’s while we work with the City, other property owners, and neighborhoods to get agreement on the permanent location in the City (or locations, if we decide on splitting the middle school and high school.) We’ll be working with the City on these issues this spring.

Parents from College Park and across the County are inquiring about CPA and some have already applied.

The University and the School System have been great partners, helping in many practical ways.

Frank Brewer, who retired from UMCP and whom all of you know, is doing a fabulous job at CPA Interim Executive Director, while we recruit the permanent one.

The deadline for applications is January 31. If there are more applicants than seats by then,  a lottery will be held in early February.

The best way for parents to learn about CPA is to go to its website:

There they can read about its rigor and partnership with UMCP, find self-diagnostic tests for students and parents to help decide if CPA is right for their family, find out how to get their questions answered, and apply.

You know whether or not your neighbors know about CPA and are interested. If there are folks you know in College Park and elsewhere in Prince George’s who you think should know, please share the website with them.

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