Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Community Action is a proud co-sponsor of the
2017 Single Parent Conference
August 12, 8 am - 3:30 pm
Montgomery College Rockville Campus
Register online HERE by July 28
This event is FREE. Respite care will be available for participants.
The conference includes workshops on a variety of topics: money management, home and vehicle maintenance, family and personal issues, career, and education.
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 10:13 AM
Monday, July 17, 2017
Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) staff from Montgomery County Public Schools will be at the TESS Center to register children for Head Start/PreK and answer parents' questions.
Tuesday, July 25, 9 am - 3 pm
The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring
To schedule an appointment, please call 901-230-0676
To learn more about MCPS Head Start/PreK, please click HERE
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 11:33 AM
Friday, July 14, 2017
Are you interested in learning how to improve your community?
Please join the National Hispanic Council on Aging, Montgomery County Aging and Disability Services, and the Montgomery County Community Action Agency’s Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center for a Free 2-Day Training
THE LONG BRANCH LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
*Training will be conducted in Spanish
Learn about important issues affecting older Hispanic adults, their families, and caregivers.
August 15 & 16, 9 am – 4 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, Spring Room
One Veterans Place
To register, please click HERE or send email to Events@NHCOA.org by August 7
To request special accommodations or for more information, please call NHCOA at 202-347-9733. TTY users call MD Relay (711)
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 8:52 AM
Monday, July 10, 2017
VITA Program Now Preparing Amended, Prior Year and Current Year Tax Returns for Low-Income Residents
For Immediate Release: July 10, 2017
Community Action VITA Program Now Preparing
Amended, Prior Year and Current Year
Tax Returns for Low-Income Residents
The Community Action Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partnership, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is now scheduling appointments through October 31 for amended, prior year and current year tax returns. VITA’s free tax preparation services are exclusively for Montgomery County residents. To qualify, residents must have incomes of less than $54,000.
Appointments are currently available on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Takoma-East Silver Spring Center, located at 8513 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Action Agency offices, located at 1401 Rockville Pike in Rockville. Appointments are available on July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Rockville location. To schedule an appointment online, please visit montgomerycountymd.gov/freetaxhelp or call 240-777-1123. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).
Through the VITA program, residents can apply for or renew an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ITINs not used on a federal income tax return at least once in the past three years will expire December 31, 2017. Affected taxpayers who expect to file a tax return in 2018 must submit a renewal application. For more information, visit the ITIN website at https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number-itin .
Since 2008, Community Action has provided the only free, year-round tax preparation program in Montgomery County. In tax year 2016, the VITA program filed tax returns for 2,204 county households, totaling more than $5.4 million in refunds and credits to taxpayers.
To learn more about the County’s free tax services and other financial education resources for low-income residents, please visit montgomerycountymd.gov/CASHBACK or call 3-1-1/ TTY users: MD Relay (711).
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 7:00 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017
Wheaton - Mid-county Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Dr., Wheaton
- Saturday English Conversation, Intermediate Level, Saturdays, July 8 - Aug 19, 10 am to 11:30 am
- Open Computer Lab, Saturdays, July 8 - Aug 19, 10 am to 12 pm
- Job Search Workshop for Non-Native English Speakers, Wednesdays, July 12 - Aug 30, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
- Drop-in classes are offered on Mondays, July 10 to Aug 21, 6 pm to 8 pm:
- Advanced English Conversation and Writing, Tuesdays, July 11 to Aug 22, 6 pm - 8 pm
Please visit the Gilchrist Center website to learn more.
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 7:56 AM
Monday, June 26, 2017
TODAY is the first day of the Summer Meals Program at the TESS Center!
Free lunches will be distributed to children Mon - Fri, 11 am - 1 pm, now through August 18 (except July 4 and July 6). No appointment necessary.
For more information, please call 240-773-8260
To find a Summer Meals site near you, please click HERE.
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 10:05 AM
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Apply today for the Maryland Community Fellows Program!
Montgomery County Community Action's VITA Program is recruiting one Community Fellow for 2017 - 2018.
Job Responsibilities for CAA VITA's Community Fellow Include:
Fellowship Dates: September 5, 2017 - May 4, 2018
Requirements: Fellows must be currently enrolled in a graduate program or an undergraduate program as a junior or senior
To Apply: Download the application HERE
Application Deadline: July 17
For more information, please call 240-777-1123
Posted by Montgomery County Community Action Agency at 12:05 PM