Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ECHO Workshop: Aging in Montgomery County - May 16

Community Action, along with the African American Health Program and the Latino Health Initiative, is a proud co-sponsor of the Asian American Health Initiative's 13th Empowering Community Health Organizations (ECHO) Workshop.  This workshop will focus on senior safety and will feature speakers from Adult Protective Services, the State's Attorney's Office, Police Department, and Fire and Rescue Services.

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required.  Please click HERE to register online.

Please click HERE to learn more about the Asian American Health Initiative


IMPACT Silver Spring's East County Network Night - Thursday at 6:30 PM


Please click HERE to learn more about IMPACT Silver Spring


Friday, March 24, 2017

TOMORROW - Super VITA Day in Gaithersburg

Super VITA Day
Saturday, March 25
11 AM - 4 PM
Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg
NO APPOINTMENTS NECESSARY

Residents with incomes below $54,000 can have their taxes prepared FOR FREE.  Volunteers will also be on hand to share information about food and nutrition programs, housing programs, and other services residents may be eligible for. 
Super VITA Day is sponsored by the Community Action VITA Program, in collaboration with Bank On Gaithersburg, Maryland Hunger Solutions, Maryland CASH Campaign, CAFE Montgomery, and many other partners.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Last Day to SubmitNominations for the Community Action Awards - TOMORROW!

It's not too late!

The deadline to submit nominations for the Community Action Awards is TOMORROW, March 23rd!


Please click HERE to submit a nomination online.

Nominations may be submitted in the following categories:

  • Marcia Plater Community Action Adult Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of an adult whose volunteer services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Marcia Plater Community Action Youth Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of a youth volunteer whose services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for an Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization that promotes self-sufficiency for adults in the County and helps to reduce poverty. 
  • Gerald Roper, Sr. Community Action Award for a Youth Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization serving lower income youth in the County, which improves future success for youth and develops leadership skills. *Extra points awarded for organizations that are youth-led.

For more information, please call 240-777-1697.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Submit Your Nominations for the Community Action Awards - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 23rd


Submit your nominations for the 2017 Community Action Awards!


Deadline extended to March 23rd

Please click HERE to submit a nomination online.

The Community Action Board is accepting nominations in the following award categories:

  • Marcia Plater Community Action Adult Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of an adult whose volunteer services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Marcia Plater Community Action Youth Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of a youth volunteer whose services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for an Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization that promotes self-sufficiency for adults in the County and helps to reduce poverty. 
  • Gerald Roper, Sr. Community Action Award for a Youth Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization serving lower income youth in the County, which improves future success for youth and develops leadership skills. *Extra points awarded for organizations that are youth-led.

For more information, please call 240-777-1697.

Financial Capability Symposium on April 5th

Community Action is a proud co-sponsor of this year's Financial Capability Symposium.  The event, which is organized by the Coalition for the Advancement of Financial Education (CAFE) Montgomery, along with Family Services, Inc. and many partners, will take place at the Universities at Shady Grove on April 5th from 8:30 AM - 12 PM.  This is a FREE event open to anyone interested in learning more about financial resources and education.  

Please click HERE to register online.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Head Start/PreK Registration Starts Today



Register your child today in MCPS Head Start/PreK!

Today is the first day to register your child in a Head Start/PreK class for the 2017 - 2018 school year. 


Walk-in registration: 4910 Macon Road, Rockville, Mon - Fri, 9 - 4
  
Additional registration sites: located throughout the County  
Please click HERE to learn more.


Registration information available in:

Please call 301-230-0676 for more information or click HERE.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Public Libraries Offer Job Search Workshops



Montgomery County Public Libraries and Washington Career Services Offer Job Search Strategies Workshops

Under its Workforce and Business Development umbrella, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will collaborate with Washington Career Services to present three workshops on job search strategies.

The workshops will provide tools to help job seekers in today’s competitive job market. Participants will learn how to brand themselves, using a variety of job search strategies (social media, the web, volunteer experience), to accelerate job searches and stand out from other applicants.

The workshops will be facilitated by Melissa S. Fireman, Co-Founder & CEO of Washington Career Services, a career management firm, specializing in helping job seekers in all aspects of career development from career exploration, career transition, job search strategies, to career management. Fireman has over 20 years of experience in career development, recruitment & training.

Registration is now open for the Job Search Strategies workshops, offered at three MCPL branch locations:

Friday, March 31
Germantown,19840 Century Blvd.

Friday, April 21
Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave.

Saturday May 6
Marilyn Praisner,14910 Old Columbia Pike

For additional information about this workshop series, please contact Mary Ellen Icaza at 240-777-0006.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Community Action Awards 2017 - Submit Your Nominations Today!


Submit your nominations TODAY for the 2017 Community Action Awards!

Please click HERE to submit a nomination online.

The Community Action Board is accepting nominations in the following award categories:

  • Marcia Plater Community Action Adult Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of an adult whose volunteer services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Marcia Plater Community Action Youth Volunteer Award – This award honors the contributions of a youth volunteer whose services help lower-income County residents move towards or achieve self-sufficiency.  This award also honors volunteers whose advocacy efforts help to reduce poverty in the County.
  • Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for an Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization that promotes self-sufficiency for adults in the County and helps to reduce poverty. 
  • Gerald Roper, Sr. Community Action Award for a Youth Organization – This award recognizes the contributions of a local organization serving lower income youth in the County, which improves future success for youth and develops leadership skills. *Extra points awarded for organizations that are youth-led.
Nominations are due March 17

For more information, please call 240-777-1697.