City of Glenarden, MD

Community Happenings & News: March 2023

City Information

Upcoming City Meetings

Monday, March 6, 2023
Council Work Session
 (Virtual) - 7:00PM
Join Online or Phone301-712-8592 |Meeting ID992 3939 8605 | Passcode086777

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Council Public Hearing (Hybrid) - 7:00PM
In-Person (Municipal Center - Lower Level) and virtual:
Join Online or Phone301-712-8592 | Meeting ID: 980 2251 7451Passcode934907

Monday, March 20, 2023 

Council Regular Meeting (Hybrid) - 7:30PM
In-Person (Municipal Center - Lower Level) and virtual:
Join Online or Phone301-712-8592 | Meeting ID963 4027 4371  | Passcode291413

See City calendar for additional meeting details and information. 

Charter Review Committee Meetings

The City of Glenarden will hold virtual Charter Review Committee Meetings every 3rd Thursday of the month. Please see the following meeting schedule below:

Date and Time:
  - Thursday, January 19, 2023 |6:30PM
  - Thursday, February 16, 2023 | 6:30PM
  - Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 6:30PM
  - Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 6:30PM

Join Online | Join By Phone: (301)715-8592
Meeting ID: 878 619 2046
Passcode: 670752

For more information, email Councilwoman Erika L. Fareed and please check the City calendar for updates. Meeting dates will be announced as they become available.

City Of Glenarden CodeRED Notification System


To receive emergency and important information pertaining to City of Glenarden we encourage all residents and businesses to go to our website, click on the CodeRED logo located on the homepage and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, or text GLENARDEN to 99411 to receive the link directly to your mobile phone and sign up from there.
If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in City of Glenarden please encourage them to visit the City’s website and enter their information.
If you do not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to the emergency database. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to City of Glenarden at (301)773-2100.

For more information visit the CodeRED page.  

Maryland Municipal League "If I Were Mayor I Would..." Digital Essay Contest

Each year, MML and the Maryland Mayors’ Association invite 4th-grade students to participate in this statewide essay contest. The essay contest theme for this year is "Preserving the Past to Power the Future". The contest's purpose is to help students think about ways to make their community a better place to live and work as well as to educate over 22,000 students and their teachers about Maryland municipal government.

For additional information please visit

Basic CERT Training for April 2023

The Prince George's County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, will hold a two-day training to educate volunteers about disaster preparedness. Training is scheduled to take place on the  weekend of April 1-2, 2023 from 9AM-5PM. CERT Training

Lunch is generally provided to allow time for trainers to go over all materials in a timely fashion. If you or anyone you know is interested in attending this upcoming training, please register below.

For more information and updates regarding registration please contact the Mayor's office at (301)773-2100.

Community Information

Supporting a Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program in Prince George’s County
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the County Council’s Health, Human Services and Public Safety Committee passed CR-018-2023, a resolution that expresses support for the creation of a Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Program in Prince George’s County. This program would involve a monthly cash payment given directly to individuals for a limited period. We understand the need to study a program like this to uplift some of our most vulnerable residents, and we would like to find a way to fund this pilot program in a way that does not put any additional strain on our County budget. Read more here

Judge S. Woods Elementary School: March 2023 Newsletter
Click the link above and find out what's happening this month at JSWES!
Prince George's Co. Council approves bill capping rent increases
The Prince George's County Council voted Tuesday to approve a bill that will cap how much a landlord can increase rent for at least one year. Under the Rent Stabilization Act, a landlord is not allowed to increase rent to an amount that exceeds 3% per year of the existing rent amount for any tenant. 
Upcoming Events at Glenarden Branch Library!
Check out some exciting upcoming events for the month of March here. Learn more at Ask A Librarian a (240)455-5451 or via email.
Metropolitan Police Department: Kia & Hyundai Care Steering Wheel Club Pick-Up
Keep your car secure from theft - pick up Kia and Hyundai steering wheel securement devices at Metro stations, 4-6 pm, this week at Branch Ave (3/1), Greenbelt (3/2), and Largo (3/3). Metro PD will be present to distribute. MetroTransit_Steering-Wheel_Pickup_March-2023

Foreclosure and Eviction Prevention Workshop
Are you facing housing challenges and in need of assistance? Join Council Member Jolene Ivey (District 5) and co-host Congressman Glenn Ivey (MD D4) this weekend for the upcoming Foreclosure & Eviction Prevention Workshop on Saturday, March 4, 2023 from 10AM-2PM at the at First Baptist Church of Highland Park. Ivey_EvictionProtection2023

RSVP are not necessary but you can sign up using this link,

Prince George's County, MD Warming Centers For Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness In Extreme Weather Conditions

PGC_Warming-Centers (001)The Department of Parks and Recreation offers Warming Centers in Prince George's County with seating any time it reaches freezing temperatures. Residents may stop in any of the facilities to keep warm.
Click here for locations. 

Wholehome: Rehab Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF)
The Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) was created under section 3206 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. It provides residential mortgage assistance to Maryland homeowners who have experienced hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid loss of residence for eligible homeowners. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will administer the funds to support mortgage relief, weatherization, housing counseling and legal services.

The Maryland Homeowner Assistance Fund WholeHome Grant opened to homeowners statewide in January 2022. The program will 
continue until September 30, 2026, or until funding is fully reserved, whichever comes first.

The Homeowner Assistance Fund WholeHome Grant will help Maryland homeowners who have critical repairs in their primary residence that they are unable to address because of the financial impact of COVID-19. Without addressing these repairs, it will cause the homeowner to be “involuntarily displaced” from the property.

For more information visit, and apply for the Wholehome: Rehab Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Application here

Prince George's County Food Equity Council - Community Food Assistance Resources
Looking for food in your neighborhood? Prince George's County food assistance resources are updated weekly on their website. Check out the updates for the week here.

Place Your Order For Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Did you know residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on Each order now includes 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. 

Visit to place your order today!
Prince George's County SYEP Program 
Applications are open for the County's Summer Youth Enrichment Program! Young people ages 14-22 can now apply for summer jobs and career readiness training. Applications are open until 3/31. Learn more and apply today:  PGC-Youth@Work_Summer-Jobs-2023_English
Saturday Enrichment Academy

Give your child(ren) a powerful edge in English Language Arts (ELA) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). In this 3-hour fun experience, instructional coaches will use creative ways to meet the learning needs and styles of participants to promote academic acceleration. Targeted learning levels: grades 1-3. Beginning March 4 from 9:30AM to 12:30PM.Saturday-Enrichment-Academy_March-2023

Register at; Activity Code: 20232

CPSTS Driver's Education scholarship Program

Deadline approaching for March 8th Scholarship Program for students ages 16 to 18 years old. For more information visit: 2022-23 FREE Scholarship Driver Education_March-8(002)

Prince George's County Council Small & Minority Business Week: March 6-10
The County Council will host a week-long series of activities focusing on strengthening the County's small and minority business community. This series will feature procurement Town Hall and Minority Business Networking Reception.
PGC_Small-and-Minority-Business-WeekSee flyer for additional information.

2023 COVID-19 Economic Recovery Quarterly Job & Resource Fair

Looking to work for local Prince George's County businesses, come to the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Job & Resource Fair on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 10AM-1PM at the Glenarden Community Center (8615 McLain Avenue). Attendance is FREE and open to the public. EMPLOYPG_Job-and-Reource-Fair_Glenarden-Comm-Center

Register now to find your new career,

2023 Centenarian Celebration
MNCPPC is collecting information about residents who were born in 1923 (January 1, 1923 to December 31, 1923) to invite them to a special centenarian luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, at the Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center (7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707). The Pillars of Our Community_Search-2023

If you know someone who was born in 1923 and resides in Prince George’s or Montgomery County, please share this information or complete the online registration form at no later than March 15, 2023.

For centenarian registration assistance, please contact staff at Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center at 301-206-3351/3350 or send an email to

Healthy School Meals for ALL Rally at the Capitol
Join  on Wednesday, March 15 from 6PM-8PM at Lawyer Mall Annapolis as they speak out for free school meals for all students. Shuttle service will be available in Baltimore, Prince George's and Montgomery County. Interested? Sign up here. Healthy-School-Meals

2023 Elder Abuse and Fraud Prevention Training Series


Keeping Yourself Safe Series - Providing Concrete Steps to Avoid Scams

The 2023 trainings will expand to include podcasts with the Dept. of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Other enhancements include bringing special agents from the IRS, Social Security and US Postal Service for fraud prevention training into senior activity centers to speak directly to older adults and professionals in the aging field.

Hear directly from law enforcement experts how to spot and concrete steps to avoid the newest scams, that con artists are using. Staying current about the red flags of today’s scams will help you and your loved ones avoid engaging with them from the beginning.

Dates: March 15, April 25 & May 16, 2023.

For more information and to register visit

FY2023 Local Impact Grant Program

Prince George's County is now accepting applications for the FY 2023 Local Impact Grant Program. Non-profits that provided community-based programs within the six-mile radius around MGM National Harbor are encouraged to apply by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 17.
PGC_FY23 Local Impact Grant_EnglishApply here:


Easter Egg Hunt
Hop on down for an Easter Egg Hunt with us in partnership with 
Zion Landover Church! Zion-Landover-CiOG_Easter-Egg-Hunt

DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2023
LOCATION: City of Glenarden - grassy knolls across from police station (8600 Glenarden Pkwy.)

Easter Eggstravaganza

Sign up early make sure you’re on the list for the Easter EGGtravaganza! Come play a few games search for the grand prizes and build families together. Playing together to stay together.  

DATE: Saturday, April 8, 2023 easter-egg
LOCATION: Glenarden Community Center (8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706)


Caution ⛔️ FUN AHEAD!  See you there!

Mayor Cashenna A. Cross, Moving the Mission Forward

Mental Health Expo
Help is available if you or a loved one are experiencing depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, or dealing with another type of mental health or substance use concern. Connecting residents, especially our youth, to services and resources is the mission of a new event called the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Mental Health Expo on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Bowie State University’s Gym (14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie, MD 20715). G.O.A.T. Mental helath Expo_April-2023 - Copy

In conjunction with the kick-off of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, this one-day event includes a variety of interactive activities and workshops to engage County youth ages 18 to 24 and their families in managing mental health or substance use issues, as well as connect them to community resources and support networks.

The expo will also feature individual health screenings and health demonstrations, live entertainment, open mic and dance contests, food, and more! 

Residents may register for free here:

The expo is part of a partnership between the Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, the Prince George’s County Health Department and the Bowie State University Graduate Student Association. 

Judge Sylvania Woods Mental Health Expo - Vendor Support Needed!
Hello Community Partners, JSWES is planning their 2nd Annual Mental Health Expo on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 2:30PM-5:30PM.  JSWES-MHE_2023

They would love for you to be a part of this event to help support and provide resources for their students, families and school community. If you are interested in being a vendor, please complete the Vendor Interest Form:

Vendor interest form must be completed by Friday April 14, 2023 COB them plan accordingly. Please see attached flyer and help spread the word!