Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Monday, September 28, 2015

Census Data Shows More than 1 in 5 Children Still Living in Poverty

The proportion of American children who live in poverty began rising during the recession, and it continued rising after the recession officially ended. In 2013, the child poverty rate finally fell for the first time since 2006 — a dip that advocates hoped was the beginning of an enduring trend.
But the child poverty rate did not fall again. Twenty-two percent of U.S. children — or more than one in five — were still living in poverty in 2014, unchanged from 2013, according to new data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
That’s 15.7 million children living under the poverty line, which in 2014 was $24,008 for a family of four.

Minority children were even more likely to be living in poverty, the Annie E. Casey Foundation pointed out. Nearly four in 10 black children and nearly one-third of Latino children live in poverty, compared with 13 percent of white and Asian children.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Youth & Law Enforcement Summit on Oct. 16th

Youth & Law Enforcement Summit
Friday, October 16, 2015, 9 AM - 4 PM
Gaithersburg High School and Bohrer Park

The Community Action Board is a proud co-sponsor of the Youth and Law Enforcement Summit taking place on October 16th.  This free event will bring together high school students and police officers to engage in dialogue circles and trust-building activities.  

For more information or to pre-register, please send e-mail to 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Community Action Board Seeks New Board Members

Are you interested in addressing poverty right here in Montgomery County?  

Consider applying to serve on the Community Action Board.  The Board advocates for poor and low-income County residents and provides oversight to Head Start and the Community Action Agency.  

Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 PM in Rockville (except July, August and December).  

For more information and to learn how to apply, please e-mail the Staff Liaison to the Board, Leah Goldfine, at

CAB to Host Senior Focus Group at the TESS Center on Sept. 25th

The Community Action Board will host a focus group for seniors at the TESS Center on Friday, September 25th from 11 AM - 1 PM.  Participants will have the opportunity to share their concerns and recommendations regarding issues impacting their community.  

Please call the TESS Center at 240-773-8260 for more information.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Register Your Child for Head Start/ PreK at the TESS Center on Sept. 9th

The TESS Center will host a special registration event for Montgomery County's Head Start and PreK programs on Wednesday, September 9th from 9 AM - 12 PM.  The TESS Center is located at 8513 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring.

Head Start/PreK registration available Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville

For more information, please call 301-230-0676 or click HERE

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Register to Vote at the TESS Center on September 22nd

Tuesday, September 22nd, 9 AM - 4 PM
The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

Register to vote all day and learn how to use the County's new voting machines from 1 - 4  PM.