PUMPHREYVolunteer work: The...

OWEN AND CONSTANCE LANGFORD OF

June 26, 1994|By Kevin Harrison

OWEN AND CONSTANCE LANGFORD OF PUMPHREY

Volunteer work: The Langfords are among several community leaders involved with helping develop and incorporate the Together Project, a Mass Transit Administration (MTA) program.

About the program: The Together Project, an eight-week program, starts tomorrow. It will provide employment and work experience to about five youths from each of the metropolitan areas that light rail runs through.

Community representatives, such as the Langfords, also will meet to discuss issues and problems common to the communities.

The MTA wants the project to create better relations with the communities and to encourage the youths who get jobs to become role models in their communities.

About the volunteers: Mr. and Mrs. Langford, the parents of three daughters, lived in the Pumphrey area as children and have had a home there since 1969.

Mrs. Langford is an administrative aide for Judge Robert M. Bell of the Court of Appeals. She also sits on the Citizen Advisory Committee for the MTA.

Mr. Langford, chief of security at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, is vice president of the Tax Payers Improvement Association of Patapsco Park and is on the Northern District Community Relations Counsel.

Both are active members of the Community Baptist Church of Patapsco and were chosen to appear in the MTA's public service announcements about the Together Project on local television and radio.

Mrs. Langford's comments: "The Together Program is for the good students. We were allowed to choose five students from our community. They [the MTA] wanted community leaders to choose the students. It's an excellent program.

"We've been working on the program since April. We're just looking forward to getting it off the ground.

"Being on the advisory committee has really been a very good learning experience. The way the advisory committee works . . . it consists of regular public riders, we're just a group of diverse transit riders and can recommend improvements and offer suggestions to MTA, and they do take the suggestions we give and use them more often then not."

Mr. Langford's comments: "We're really enthused about working with the Together Project, and we think it's a great opportunity for communities to come together."

"Volunteer Spotlight" is compiled by Kevin Harrison. To recommend someone, call the Anne Arundel Bureau, 315-8911, any time or fax information to 315-8916 or mail their name to: The Sun for Anne Arundel, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, 21122.

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