Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Brookings Report: EITC Impact by Number of Children

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institute has released a report highlighting the impact of the EITC based on the number of children claimed on a tax return.   Please click HERE to view the full report.

From the report - 

The Community Action Board has a long-history of advocating to expand the federal and State EITC, and the County's EITC, known as the Working Families Income Supplement.  The Community Action Agency's VITA program provides EITC outreach and volunteer-supported free tax preparation, from the end of January to April 15 and from June to October. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

THIS FRIDAY: Youth & Law Enforcement Summit FREE

Youth & Law Enforcement Summit
Friday, October 16th, 9 AM - 3 PM
Gaithersburg High School and Bohrer Park

Community Action is a proud co-sponsor of the Youth & Law Enforcement Summit taking place this Friday.  This event is free and open to all high school students in Montgomery County.  Students will spend the morning participating in dialogue circles with law enforcement personnel.  The afternoon includes a picnic and field day activities.  Lunch will be provided.

EPI Report Highlights the High Cost of Child Care Across the Country

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute finds that high-quality child care is out of reach for working families across the United States.  In Maryland, child care costs for a 4-year-old are 56.5% of a minimum wage yearly income and 82.7% for infant care.  Research also found that child care costs in Maryland are 116.5% of in-state college tuition for a 4-year-old and 170.6% for infant care.

To view the full report, please click HERE.

To learn more about the Economic Policy Institute, please click HERE.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dept of Labor Report Highlights the Need for Paid Sick Leave

A new report from the U.S. Department of Labor highlights the current state of paid family leave in the country.  The report also includes statistics on the many costs of not providing workers with paid family leave.  Please view the full report by clicking HERE.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Space Available for MCPS PreK and Head Start - Register Today!

For more information about the County's Head Start and Prekindergarten programs, please call 301-230-0676.