Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Monday, September 25, 2017

TOMORROW - Register to Vote at the TESS Center!

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 26
9 am - 12 pm
The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

Please stop by the TESS Center to register to vote on-site and have your voter registration and election day questions answered. 

TESS will be joined by staff from the Board of Elections.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Nov. 1 Panel Discussion About Aging in Place

Please call 240-777-1231 for more information.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Register to Vote at the TESS Center on Sept. 26

National Voter Registration Day Event 

September 26, 9 am - 12 pm
TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Rd, Silver Spring

Bi-lingual (Spanish and English) staff from the Board of Elections will be available to answer questions.  

Please call 240-773-8260 for more information.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Donate School Supplies Now Through Aug. 31

Montgomery County Community Back-to-School Drive to Support Local Youth; Community Members Encouraged to Participate in Donation Drive
As the start of the school year approaches, multiple government agencies and community organizations are working to ensure that Montgomery County children have a “Smart Start” to begin the school year. To ensure that every child has a backpack filled with necessary school supplies, the community is asked to participate by donating schools materials and/or backpacks.
Donation drop-off sites are available at the following locations:
Ashton Rehabilitation Clinic
962 Wayne Ave., L-A, Silver Spring
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Giant Foods
13490 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Giant Foods
2900 University Blvd., Wheaton       
9 a.m-8 p.m.

8661 Colesville Rd. Ste A.104, Silver Spring                                   
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Red Lobster
8533 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring                                                     
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Shoppers Food
2201 Randolph Road, Wheaton                                             
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring                
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

12389 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring                                                   
9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Whole Foods
833 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring                                             
9 a.m.-8 p.m.      

School supplies will be accepted at donations sites through Thursday, August 31 at noon. The Silver Spring Civic Building will accept donations until 7 p.m. on August 31.
The school supplies needed include: wide-ruled paper; pens; pencils; sharpeners; glue sticks; colored pencils; folders; rulers; highlighters; three-ring binders; index cards; pencil pouches; erasers; plain colored plastic folders; Crayon 24; blunt scissors; Mead Five Star Spiral Notebook College Ruled; Mead Five Star Pocket Folders; Assorted Colors; Mead Five Star Composition Notebook College Ruled, Bound; Mead Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper College Rule -3 Hole Punched and scientific calculators. Also, personal items such as hand sanitizer and tissues.
The back-pack distribution will take place Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. under the Pavilion of the Silver Spring Civic Center located at One Veterans Plaza, Fenton and Ellsworth Streets in Silver Spring. The event will include entertainment by local musicians, dancers, poets and special presentations. There will also be information and other items of interest by sponsoring organizations.
The Montgomery County Department of Police, through a donation from the Montgomery County Police Foundation, will contribute 100 new backpacks and school supplies. The Montgomery County Police Foundation is a non-profit organization formed with the goal of supporting the Montgomery County Department of Police in the furtherance of its mission to work cooperatively with the community to enhance public and officer safety. The department is pleased to use some of these funds to support our County students as they begin the new school year. Officers will attend the event to help distribute all the donated items to the families with children in attendance.
The alliance includes: Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Department of Police, Giant Foods, Faith Community Baptist Church, Staples, Ashton Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Michaels, Shoppers Foods, Safeway, Navy Federal Credit Union, Heart of Tabitha Foundation, T-Mobile, Whole Foods, and many other local faith groups.

For more information about the event contact Daisey Thompson at 240-437-7217 or Delores McCoy at 240-708-6443.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Welcome Back Center Information Session for Internationally-Trained Nurses - August 15

DHHS Welcome Back Center 
Information Session for Internationally-Trained Nurses

August 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
8630 Fenton Street, 10th Floor, Silver Spring
Register online HERE by August 4

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Apply Today to the Community Advocacy Institute!

Are you interested in learning how to be an advocate for your community?

Apply today to the Community Action Board’s Community Advocacy Institute (formerly the Leadership Development Institute).

The CAI includes a series of FREE workshops featuring elected officials, local advocates, and issue experts.


Applications due August 25

To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $54,000 or less.

If you need special accommodations, please call 240-777-1697.  TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).