Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice received the Cornerstone Award for Education and Leadership from the Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation at the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Annual Black and White Scholarship Gala on June 8, 2018, for his work and dedication to youth in the Community.
According to a press release:
The Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc. exists as the philanthropic arm of the Silver Spring Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to provide scholarships and mentoring programs for minority and disadvantaged youth in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The Foundation supports and conducts activities with the implicit purpose of helping youth “Achieve.”
“As a son of a teacher, I understand and respect how education is paramount in achieving our goals and ambitions in life,” said Councilmember Rice. “I am honored to have Metropolitan Kappa Youth Foundation recognize my work and ongoing commitment to ensuring all students are afforded the resources and opportunities needed for them to succeed.”
Councilmember Rice chairs the Council’s Education Committee and also serves on its Health and Human Services Committee. Since 2015, Councilmember Rice has organized a series of Education Budget Forums throughout the County, along with leaders from Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College, to talk about the County’s budget process as it relates to education funding. In addition to representing MACo on the Kirwan Commission, he also serves as the Montgomery County Council representative for the MACo Legislative Committee and has chaired our Education Committee since 2015.
Read the full press release for more information.