Office of Community Partnerships E-Bulletin - July 31, 2009
| Office of Community Partnerships E-Bulletin|
| Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's|
Office of Community Partnerships
SUMMER SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – ENGAGE YOUR BUSINESS
The Montgomery County Volunteer Center has launched its summer Season of Service - Ready to Learn! - encouraging Montgomery County residents, businesses, service clubs, and other groups to conduct school supply drives to benefit low-income students Nearly 40,000 Montgomery County Public School students this past school year came from households that were eligible for free and reduced priced meals. As a business in Montgomery County, you can help. Setting up a school supply drive is easy. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteer and click on Ready to Learn! to find organizations that need your company’s volunteer power. Find out how to involve your employees along with other tips and resources on doing a school supply drive. Conduct a school supply drive at your business site and help ensure that students in need have the supplies they need to begin the school year Ready to Learn! For questions, contact Ann Evans of the Volunteer Center at 240/777-2600. See link below to download flier in Spanish or English: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/familycommunity/backtoschool.aspx.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS SCHEDULED FOR AN ON-SITE ASSESSMENT
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve nationwide re-accreditation.
Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA), the program requires agencies to meet standards in four basic areas; policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. Click here for press release.
ROCKVILLE’S GUIDE TO THE ARTS
Local Arts groups offer plenty of opportunities to perform and participate in Rockville. To find listing of these performances, A Guide to the ARTS in Rockville can be found at http://www.rockvillemd.gov/arts. Below are lists of a few highlights.
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES AVAILABLE FROM THE CITY OF ROCKVILLE
- The City of Rockville will distribute free school supplies and backpacks for the ninth consecutive year at its annual Back to School Jam on Friday, Aug. 21, 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Avenue. Proof of residency is required and each family is limited to three backpacks of school supplies.
For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2009/07-july/07-27-09.html.
ROCKVILLE NEIGHBORHOODS GATHER FOR NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
- Neighborhoods throughout the City of Rockville will participate in the annual nationwide crime prevention initiative, National Night Out Against Crime. The neighborhood events will take place from 6-10:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4, in more than three dozen communities throughout Rockville. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2009/07-july/07-28-09b.html.
| *E-SUBSCRIPTION* |
Life is too short to get emails you don't want. If you want to unsubscribe, we won't be offended. If you know anyone who would like to receive our Newsletters and E-Bulletins, ask them to subscribe at eSubscription by selecting Update An Account. Select Partnerships Newsletter from the available list of newsletters. If you have problems viewing this E-Bulletin, please click on the following link to see:
IN THIS ISSUE
Boards, Committees and Commissions
Office of Community Partnerships' Calendar
Community Events of the Week
Community Building Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities in the Community
| OFFICE OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CALENDAR|
Community Outreach Forum: Third Wednesday of every month at Executive Office Building Auditorium. Contact Karla Silvestre for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee for Ethnic Affairs: First Thursday of every month, 7 pm at the Executive Office Building Auditorium except in July and August. October 2009 meeting will be a retreat on Saturday, October 10 from 9 am to 1 pm. Contact Lisa Austin for additional information: email@example.com.
Calendar of 2009 Brown Bags
Wednesday, October 14, 12-2 pm –TBD. Wednesday, November 18, 12-2 pm (date changed because of Veterans Day).
- Wednesday, July 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Bus Trip to the Neighborhood Service Center. This will be a bus tour of nonprofit partnerships in action.
Down County Latino Network: Second Wednesday of every month, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Impact Silver Spring (501 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910). Contact Karla Silvestre for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up County Latino Network: Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9:30 am - 11:30 am at Bohrer Park, Activity Room A of the Activity Center, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Contact Karla Silvestre for more information: email@example.com.
| ADVISORY GROUPS |
Click on each item below for information on the Committee for Ethnic Affairs
Click here for Minutes of the Asian American Advisory Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of the African Affairs Advisory Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of the Caribbean Advisory Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of the Latin American Advisory Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of Middle Eastern Advisory Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of Multicultural Leadership Council Group Meeting
Click here for Minutes of Nonprofit Brown Bags Meeting
Click on each advisory group below for list of participating members
Asian American Advisory Group
African American Advisory Group
African Affairs Advisory Group
Caribbean Advisory Group
Latin American Advisory Group
Middle Eastern Advisory Group
| COMMUNITY EVENTS OF THE WEEK|
BETHESDA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Will be held Thursday evenings at Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk & Woodmont Avenue, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. All concerts are free. For more information go to: http://www.bethesda.org/specialevents/summerconcerts.htm.
TGIF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Downtown Wheaton presents TGIF summer concert series every 2nd and 4th Friday, June through August, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It’s FREE. For more information on events happening in downtown Wheaton, visit www.wheatonmd.org.
THEME PARK TICKETS AVAILABLE AT A DISCOUNT
The Recreation and Parks Department offers general admission tickets to many area theme parks at a discounted rate. All tickets entitle the participant to unlimited use of attractions normally included in a full-price admission ticket obtained at the park. Tickets are good any day for the 2009 operating season. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation/themepark.html.
FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES THIS SUMMER AT PYRAMID ATLANTIC
A WIDER CIRCLE’S SUMMER FUN RUN!
At A Wider Circle, we are celebrating the summer with our first annual Summer Fun Run! In the spirit of community wellness and fun, bring your family and help A Wider Circle serve more of our neighbors in need in the coming months! There is no cost to register for the run, though we are asking each runner or family to gather $125 in pledges from their workplaces, family members, or community groups. Why $125? Because of the grassroots nature of our work, $125 allows A Wider Circle to provide beds, dressers, and otherwise completely furnish the homes of FIVE families. The event will feature two different courses, one shorter course for families or those of limited mobility, and one more adventurous 5K (3.1 mile) course. There will be prizes and raffles and fun for all ages, plus delicious snacks! The Fun Run will be held on August 2, 2009 in Meadow brook/Rock Creek Park in Chevy Chase, MD. Registration opens at 8:00 am, and the run will start at 9:00.For more information or to register, please visit http://awidercircle.org/summerfunrun.html.
THE AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND’S STEP THAT COUNT WALK
Are you looking for a rewarding way to give back to the community? Are you interested in lending your time and talents to a worthy cause?
The American Kidney Fund’s, Step That Count Walk, is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2009 in downtown Silver Spring. Our walk is approaching fast and we need YOU!!! We are seeking energetic and committed individuals to assist in the planning of the 4th Annual Steps That Count Walk that helps to provide funds to kidney patients in need. Committee members will help plan and implement various aspects of the walk, including: sponsorship recruitment, team recruitment, food and entertainment, prize procurement, volunteer recruitment, public relations, logistics and more. This commitment is about 4 – 6 hours a month plus conference calls leading up to the walk. For additional information please contact Rhonda Watson by phone at 301-984-6654 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACK HILL 5K HALF & HALF
Active.com invites you to the Black Hill 5k half & half challenge. Sunday, August 16, 2009 @ 10:00 AM local time at Black Hill Regional Park 20930 Lake Ridge, Boyds, MD. This race benefits the Latino community as it benefits children in Columbia. Click on this link to register: http://tinyurl.com/nnsh73.
REGISTER NOW FOR ’09 GAMES!
After a successful transition to Montgomery County last year, the 2009 Maryland Senior Olympics are off and running. For state residents aged 50 and above, the Games will be held from August 22 to November 1, for more information go to: http://www.mdseniorolympics.org/.
NATIONAL NITE OUT – AGAINST CRIME
The 26th Annual National Night Out will be held on August 4th from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of and support for crime and drug prevention programs while sending a message that neighborhoods are fighting back. The program will feature finger printing, photo ID for children, bicycle registration, face painting, gang and violence prevention, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, crafts, food, music and lots of fun activities for families to enjoy. Questions, call 240-777-8400 or go to:http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/rsc/eastco/nno2009.pdf.
CELEBRATE GERMANTOWN EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 15
Celebrate Germantown! takes place on Saturday, August 15 from 2 to 8 pm in the Germantown Town Center located at 12901 Town Commons Drive. The free, outdoor event is designed as a community celebration that brings together residents and businesses for an afternoon of entertainment and activities. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5748.
SILVER SPRING, MD - Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and the Silver Spring Regional Center are joining forces this summer to present “Screen on the Lot.” The free outdoor movie series will feature three exciting movies for the public presented on a large outdoor screen in the Pyramid Atlantic parking lot. The public is invited to bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic to enjoy the cinematic experience. The schedule of movies is as follows:
Wednesday August 5th at 9 am: Iron Man: Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges. When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit When wealthy industrialist Tony Stark is forced to build an armored suit after a life-threatening incident, he ultimately decides to use its technology to fight against evil. Rated PG-13
For more information, email email@example.com.
COMCAST OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL
Enjoy a week’s worth of movies from August 14-21 at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike. Showtime begins at 8:10 pm and movies are free, donations accepted. For more information call 301-581-5109.
BETHESDA CHEVY CHASE RESTAURANT WEEK
Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week returns to offer prix fixed lunch and/or dinner menus at 31 Bethesda area restaurants on July 27 - August 2, 2009. A two-course lunch is $12 or $15 and three-course dinner is $25 or $30. For more information go to: http://www.bethesda.org/misc/restaurantweek.htm.
AARP SENIOR DRIVE SAFETY CLASS
The AARP Senior Driver Safety Class will be held on Saturday, July 25, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD. Attendees simply attend the one, 4-hour class and they receive their completion certificate! The class registration fees have been slightly adjusted: $12.00 for AARP members and $14.00 for non-AARP members. (John Nash will continue to collect the fee on the day of the class). Language: English. Limited Seats only! Call # (240) 777-8400 immediately to register!!!
| COMMUNITY BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES |
PROBONO LEGAL SERVICES
The Community Law Center is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and local nonprofits in Maryland. We provide legal services and technical assistance to improve the quality of life and economic viability of communities. Our services include, but are not limited to, help with organizational issues (bylaws, federal tax exemption, incorporation); nuisance, liquor board, and zoning cases, assistance with acquisition of real property; lease review; contract review on behalf of community associations, etc. To find out if your group qualifies for our pro bono services call Alyson Harkins at 410-366-0922 ext. 15, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL HOMELESS ADVOCACY GROUPS RELEASES "FORECLOSURE TO HOMELESSNESS"
This newly released report indicates that foreclosure has affected homelessness in the United States. However, the primary reasons for homelessness remain consistent through recession.
Key findings include:
* Housing providers estimated that 5 percent of their clients experienced homelessness as a result of foreclosure; 10 percent of all respondents estimated that their clients experienced homelessness as a result of foreclosure.
* Those homeless due to foreclosure tended to be renters - not owners. Many of those who faced homelessness as a result of foreclosure - both renters and owners - did not seek legal advice in foreclosure proceedings. Click Here to download report.
THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN MARYLAND: A NEW COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH” CONFERENCE
County Executive Mr. Ike Leggett will present recommendations from the first report (soon-to-be completed) of the new Maryland Council for New Americans' at a conference scheduled for September 22, 2009 in the Governor Calvert House (58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401). This one-day event is a joint effort of the Social Integration and Community Development Association (SICDA), the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA), the Asian American Studies Program of the University of Maryland and the GRL (Global, Regional, Local) Development LLC. Organizers are hoping to see you there! Contact: Mati Gotzmann, SICDA & GRL Development, 202-787-0112 and 443-569-3578, fax: 480-393-4456, email@example.com; Martin Ford, MORA, 410-767-7192, fax: 480-393-4456, firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration and more information please visit: www.sicda.org.
COME TO THE 4th ANNUAL NONPROFIT FUNDING EXPO: ARE YOU A NONPROFIT LOOKING FOR FUNDING?
Meet representatives from County agencies and learn about county funding opportunities. Get tips on grant writing from local experts. Hear from foundation leaders about what they look for when reviewing a proposal. Learn how to advocate for your projects and programs. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009 7:00-9:00 PM. Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901. Call 301-431-5702 with questions. Light beverages & desserts will be provided. RSVP NOW to Ann Tran at email@example.com.
NOTICE: EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE DEPARTMENT OF PERMITTING SERVICES NEW CALL CENTER NUMBER IS: 240-777-6300
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS ARE NO LONGER ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY AND WILL BE CHANNELED THROUGH OUR NEW CALL CENTER
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 240-777-6370
LAND DEVELOPMENT 240-777-6320
LICENSING ZONING INFORMATION 240-777-6240
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE 240-777-6360
DIVISION OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION 240-777-6200
DIVISION OF LAND DEVELOPMENT 240-777-6350.
WEBINAR - What It Takes To Start a Nonprofit Organization
If you are contemplating creating a nonprofit organization, a little homework could save you a lot of time and aggravation. Is starting a nonprofit even the best option for what you're trying to accomplish? What all would it entail? Find out what “tax-exempt nonprofit” means, both practically and legally and what this status will afford an organization. This webinar will clearly present the key steps required in order to establish a viable organization for IRS consideration of 501(c)3 exemption. If after attending this webinar you decide to proceed with starting a nonprofit, attend our “How to Start a Nonprofit Organization” class for detailed instructions on the “how tos” of incorporating, creating articles of incorporation and bylaws, and filing the 1023 to secure 501(c)(3) status.
Registration is done online at http://www.marylandnonprofits.org. On the right go to “Training Information”; click on Search for Trainings, Register Online, or Check Program Status; scroll down to the Webinar listed below.
It looks like the fee for members and nonmembers alike is only $25 – and multiple people can listen in from one site. If you have any questions about upcoming programs, call (800) 273-6367 or at firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com.
HOW TO PREVENT A HOUSING CRISIS: A FORECLOSURE PREVENTION FORUM
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Mount Jezreel Baptist Church are partnering to conduct a free Housing Forum on July 25th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Blair High School. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Please make an appointment for free consultation with attorneys and financial advisors. Check out details at
Please encourage everyone to attend even if they are not experiencing foreclosure. The information regarding the housing market and financial literacy will be beneficial to all homeowners and those interested in purchasing a home. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Cassandra Barnes, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-487-7521.
LATINO MENTAL HEALTH SURVEY
The Child Center and Adult Service Inc. wants Montgomery County residents to take a moment to complete the attached survey on Latino Mental Health needs in the County. The information you provide will help them improve their mental health services to Latinos in the County and identify gaps and potential partners for collaboration. Please submit the survey to the address listed on the form.
IRS ISSUE FINAL RULES, READ MORE
The Internal Revenue Service July 22 issued final rules (T.D. 9454) describing the time and manner in which certain tax-exempt organizations not currently required to file an annual information return under tax code Section 6033(a)(1) are required to submit an annual electronic notice including certain information required by section 6033(i)(1)(A) through (F).
At the same time, IRS removed temporary regulations (T.D. 9366) issued in 2007.
IRS said the regulations affect tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are not normally in excess of $25,000.
The rules are effective July 23, the day they will be published in the Federal Register. They are applicable to annual periods beginning after 2006, IRS said.
Text of T.D. 9454 is available at http://www.federalregister.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2009-17478_PI.pdf.
ACCESS THE SOS RESOURCE TODAY FOR FREE
You can find current federal stimulus and other federal contract and grant opportunities available to all Montgomery County businesses thanks to the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development's new Stimulus Opportunity System (SOS).
Access the SOS resource today for FREE at www.smartmontgomery.org!
SOS provides essential information including department, agency, solicitation number, contract or grant name, online link and post date. You will also have access to useful links including:
- FedBizStat - track federal contract awards and related data
- Teaming contacts - complete company name, address and contact information
- Stimulus funded programs - sorted by agency, sub-agency, category and amount
In our continuing effort to provide targeted, real-world support and assistance to the Montgomery County businesses community, our Department has launched this new, searchable online tool to help local businesses learn about, and better compete for, the more than $787 billion worth of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) contracting and grant opportunities, as well as other federal contracting opportunities expected to exceed $500 billion in FY09.
For more information on this and other targeted programs and resources of the Department of Economic Development, visit www.smartmontgomery.com.
ATTENTION NONPROFITS: Apply to receive discounted quality products and services from Office Depot
Office Depot in partnership with the Government Purchasing Alliance (U.S Communities) is offering Nonprofit agencies access to a broad line of competitively solicited contracts which provide quality products, services and solution. The application is a 2 step process: Fill out form located at www.uscommunities.org.
*Click on Register with US button (on left)
*Click Continue button (on bottom)
ATTENTION: Nonprofit will need a Federal Tax Identification Number or Federal Employer Identification Number to proceed.
Contact Barbara Cramer by email at Barbara.Cramer@officedepot.com to receive an Office Depot account.
CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ALTERNATIVE BREAKER
Alternative Breaks are week- and weekend-long service trips that engage students in social issues through direct service, issue education, and guided reflection activities.
Here's what students had to say about the Philadelphia Community Development site in April:
"I learned how important it was for a community to have space for play and leisure; I never thought it significant prior to the trip, but seeing the children play on that day made me realized the impact that a place can achieve. "
"This trip taught me that community development is an on going event that allows many different people to connect and unite through the idea of bettering their shared spaces."
"I feel that I had a chance to connect and get to know people, who I wouldn't under other circumstances. It taught me how great it can be to talk to people who are different from me."
"I cannot wait to become more involved in future sites and additional volunteer organizations."
Consider adopting an Alternative Breaker for the upcoming Animal and Environmental Welfare site in Woodstock, NY:
For $20, you sponsor an Alternative Breaker's food costs for the trip.
For $40, you sponsor food and lodging.
For $60, you sponsor one Alternative Breaker's entire trip.
Form can be printed from the attachment below or from our Web site: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/stdactrv/CivicEngagement/alternativebreaks.htm.
Questions? Contact Nik Sushka, Service Learning coordinator, at email@example.com.
ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR THE NEAL POTTER OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The Montgomery County Volunteer Center is seeking nominations for the Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards, honoring County residents, age 60 and over, whose life-long work and spirit have led to special accomplishment in personal and community endeavors. The awards will recognize residents from among five categories: advocacy, arts & humanities, community service, sports & fitness, and workplace contributions.
Nominations, which must be received by September 18, 2009, should include an application form and letter of recommendation that should be no more than two pages in length, describing the nature and extent of the nominee's achievements. Submissions should be mailed to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, faxed to 240-777-2601, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To get an application, click here.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Each year, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett pays tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a difference in the lives of the County’s residents through their efforts in the arts and humanities. The County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities are the most prestigious honors conferred by the County on individual artists, organizations and patrons of the arts and humanities. The public is invited to nominate a person or group to receive an award. The nomination form for the 2009 Awards is now available. Nominations must be received by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 24. For more information go to: http://creativemoco.com/Executive-Awards.
NOW ACCEPTING LETTERS OF INQUIRY: THE SHARING MONTGOMERY FUND FY2010 AND OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION
Now through 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 The Montgomery County Community Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for its 2009-2010 Sharing Montgomery Fund Grants Cycle. Visit www.MCCommunityFoundation.org or click HERE to download the FY10 Letter of Inquiry information, which includes guidelines, a timeline for the grant cycle, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Upcoming Sharing Montgomery Fund Information Session (optional). Thursday, July 16, 2009, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm. Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 303, Silver Spring, MD. To RSVP: email us email@example.com or call (301) 588-2544.
STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED, RECEIVE $40
Eureka Facts, a market research company is currently looking for adults 18 and over to help us evaluate a questionnaire on various topics. Persons selected to participate will receive $40 in cash for a one hour interview. Click here for flyer with more information. SBA ARC LOAN PROGRAM
If your small business is stressed meeting expenses during these economic times, the U.S. Small Business Administration has a new loan program designed just for you. SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain economic times and return to profitability. Each small business is limited to one ARC loan. For more information go to: http://www.sba.gov/recovery/arcloanprogram/index.html.
2011 CDBG/ESG APPLICATION IS NOW AVAILABLE
Each year, Montgomery County awards public service grants to groups to carry out programs that directly serve low-income people, often people with special needs. These "special needs" populations include some of our most vulnerable residents: the elderly, children and youth, recent immigrants, the homeless, people with mental and physical disabilities, people with chronic illnesses, people with addictions, and victims of violence. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dhctmpl.asp?url=/content/dhca/community/Grants_Admin_Spec_Projects.asp.
HHS MAKES FUNDING AVAILABLE TO STRENGTHEN NON-PROFITS AND FAITH BASED GROUPS
Click on this link for funding availability: HHS Makes Funding Available to Strengthen Non-Profits, Faith Based Groups.
MARYLAND BUDGET UPDATE
The Maryland General Assembly has concluded its annual legislative session for 2009 and finished its work on the budget for the state. See the Maryland Budget & Tax Policy Institute's Budget Wrap-up. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF. Learn more at www.marylandpolicy.org.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
Facts: Approximately 27% of children in Montgomery County or 37,640 students are eligible for free or reduced meals each school year. The Summer Food Service Program feeds an average of 6,000 – 7,000 children each day at 105 sites throughout the county.
Would you like to increase that number? One way to do this is by increasing the number of locations that provide Summer Food Programs.
Would you like to get involved? Once a site is qualified to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, all children at the site are eligible to receive meals at no cost!
Background: The Summer Food Service Program was created in 1976 to ensure that children in lower income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school breakfast and lunches are not available.
The program provides breakfast and lunch to children and teenagers, 18 years and younger, at approved sites. Persons over 18 years of age who have been determined mentally or physically handicapped and who participate in a public or private non-profit school program for the handicapped during the school year are eligible to receive meal benefits.
Does your site qualify?
To qualify for the program, a site must:
- Meet requirements for meal service preparation, distribution and accountability
- Have proper capacity and logistics for those enrolled
- Offer educational, cultural and/or recreational activities
- Provide supervision, meal service monitoring and training to site staff
- Maintain proper health and sanitary conditions
- Keep daily records and issue periodic reports At least 50% of the children who live in the area from which the site draws its attendance must be eligible for free or reduced price meals in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, or at least 50 % of the enrolled children at the site must have the same eligibility. Geographic eligibility is documented using school or census tract data.
For more information contact: Division of Food & Nutrition Services, Montgomery County Public Schools. 301-840-8170 or E-mail: SummerProgram@mcpsmd.org.
Each year, Volunteer Maryland partners with up to 30 community-based nonprofit agencies to recruit, train, and supervise a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. Coordinators create new or improve existing volunteer programs to tackle critical human and environmental problems. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply for a Service Site Partnership.
SENIOR CHECKED GRANT
Senior Checked, a nonprofit organization, invites you to become a community partner to help protect seniors from fraud and exploitation. Senior Checked now has $250 community grants available. The purpose of the grant is to help spread awareness about fraud and exploitation to neighborhoods across DC Metro Area and to help spread the word about the Senior Checked directory to residents who can benefit from this valuable service that is free to seniors and their families. Please contact Senior Checked with any questions or if you need help getting started at 1-866-650-7226.
COUNTY MICROENTERPRISE PROGRAM
Financial and technical assistance program for small businesses, especially those owned by women and minorities. Contact: Dr. Walker at 240-777-2032 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ and search for "microenterprise program."
| *SPECIAL NOTICE* |
Residents facing foreclosure or delinquency should call the Maryland HOPE Hotline at 1-877-462-7555 or visit http://www.mdhope.org/
SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS
Creative Fun for students in grades K to 12. Where: Classes offered at all Montgomery College campuses. You may register online if you pay by credit card, for more information and schedule of summer programs go to: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/ce/youth_summer09.html.
Learn about College Admissions, Financial Aid and qualify for admission application fee waivers at this free event.
- College Admission Workshop
Federal Financial Aid Workshop
College Admission Application Fee Waivers
Complete the FAFSA online and apply for scholarships
The event will be held on July 25 at 10:00 am at Montgomery College – Germantown Campus. For more information go to: http://tinyurl.com/kt87x5.
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE CAREER PATH WD & CE SCHOLARSHIP Completed applications must be received by August 13, 2009 for consideration for Fall 2009 semester! A limited number of scholarships are available, pending funding, through Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education for students pursuing career path courses with the intention to obtain entry-level employment. The scholarship is awarded for up to $1000 to cover tuition and fees only. The scholarship may be applied to one or more eligible courses, within the career area chosen, to pay tuition and fees not covered by another funding source, waiver eligibility, or payment plan (including employers). This scholarship will not cover 100% of the applicable tuition and fees if the total tuition and fees exceed $1000. Visit here to learn more: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/careerpathscholarship.html.
SUMMER ADVENTURES IN LEARNING 2009
Summer Adventures in Learning (ELO SAIL) is a free four-week summer program available in 30 Title I elementary schools from July 6 – July 31. It features a four-hour instructional day of reading, language arts, and mathematics to entering kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, and fifth grade students. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/titleone/includes/elo.shtm.
THREE DATES LEFT TO ENROLL IN PRE-K OR HEAD START
Pre-kindergarten and Head Start classes provide income-eligible children with a high-quality educational experience. Children should be 4 years old by Sept. 1, although Head Start admits some 3 year olds. Applications will be accepted for the 2009–2010 school year at Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Rd, Rockville, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on July 16 and August 5, and 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on August 15. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/earlychi/prekhsregistration.shtm.
HISPANIC HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST
This month kicks off the annual writing competition hosted by Telemundo Washington, DC and NBC 4, inviting high school students to answer the question, "Why is Hispanic Heritage Month Important?". Winning essayists are granted educational awards through the generous sponsorship of participating partners. Past sponsors have included GEICO and Freddie Mac, who realized that the key to many future marketing initiatives will come through the Hispanic youth. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2007, Hispanic students comprised 18% of all high school students in the nation. Representing a large, and ever growing population, the Hispanic youth is a force that businesses cannot ignore. The time is now to reach out to these young and eager consumers by supporting and nurturing their educational growth. Call the Telemundo Sales Team and learn more about how you can be a sponsor of this community building event, (703) 820-8333 ext 101. HOST A LIBERTY’S PROMISE YOUTH INTERN
Liberty’s Promise is looking to place youth interns with organizations for the summer. Liberty’s Promise will provide a stipend for youth, ages 15-21, available to work 20-40 hours per week. Liberty’s Promise will also provide job training and other support for the youth. Click here for a host organization application. For more information, contact Eric Coles at email@example.com or Sarah Sherhols at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 549-9950.
SUMMER 2009 TEEN LOUNGE AND TRIPS
Summer Lounge and Trips is a summer program for youth in grades 6-12. It is held Monday-Friday. Trip hours vary depending on destination. Lounge hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Teens are picked up and dropped off at Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive (or their specified pick-up location), to attend various recreational trips or relax at the staff-supervised lounge. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation/teens/tripsFAQ.html.
PARENT-CHILD DANCES AT SENECA LODGE
The dance will be held on the following dates: Friday, August 21, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Here's a ready-made opportunity for a special evening out with your children! Dance the night away with your kids at the lovely Lodge at Little Seneca Creek in Boyd's, Maryland. There'll be a DJ spinning swingin' tunes, and complimentary light refreshments. The fee covers admission for one child (ages 7-14) and one adult; register the child only. Register at www.ParkPASS.org for Class # 76649 for June 19 dance; #79999 for July 17 dance, and #80000 for the August 21 dance. For more information call 301-299-5026.
BASIC COMPUTERS I & II & KEYBOARDING TRAINING AT THE GILCHRIST CENTER
Registration starts on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 6 pm. All students must register in person at Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity. Registration Fee: $10.00 for Montgomery County Residents, $20.00 for non-residents. Please bring exact amount of cash or check, we cannot make change. The registration fee is not refundable. There are no make-ups or refunds for missed classes. Students are accepted on a first-come first-served basis until the class is full. Open to ages 18 years and up only. There are only 10 seats in each class. For more information, call 240-777-4940. Click here for flyer on Basic Computers I and here for flyer on Basic Computer II.
FOR JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 2009 GILCHRIST CENTER’S Programs & Services BROCHURE, CLICK HERE.
CHARLES W. GILCHRIST CENTER FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY ENGLISH CLASSES ENGLISH CONVERSATION
Come for advance, beginner and intermediate levels of English on Saturdays, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, ongoing at 11319 Elkin Street, Wheaton 20902. Drop-ins welcome! For more information call 240-777-4940.
- ENGLISH CONVERSATION (Intermediate)
Come on Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at 11319 Elkin Street, Wheaton 20902 for this class. For adults 18 and older. FREE! First come, first served. Drop-ins welcomed! SPACE LIMITED. For more information call 240-777-4940.
TUESDAY MORNING ENGLISH
Come practice your ENGLISH through conversation and some grammar on Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave.; Wheaton, MD 20902. Drop-ins welcome! FREE course. Call 240-777-0678 for more information.
ENGLISH CLASSES BEGIN!
The African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation, in partnership with Crossway Community Center and CASA de the new FULL SCHEDULE Maryland presents English classes for Montgomery County residents.
Morning classes will be held three days per week from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, at Crossway Community Center, near the Wheaton metro, located at: 1740 Upton Drive, Kensington, MD, 20895.
Evening classes will be held three days per week from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at the Episcopal Church of our Savior, in Hillandale, located at: 1700 Powder Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20903.
Classes meet three times per week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday. The course costs $20. Scholarships are available. Students are accepted on a rolling basis and may begin attending courses by arriving 15 minutes early to the class location on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
CHARLES W. GILCHRIST CENTER FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY SPANISH CLASSES
- SPANISH 101 FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Come learn basic Spanish language skills. An 8- week course. Class A #251818: Thursdays, starting April 30 through June 18, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm. Class B #251819: Saturdays, starting May 2 through June 27, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. There are no class on May 23.
- SPANISH 102 FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Expand your basic knowledge of Spanish through this fun 8-week class! Basic knowledge of Spanish required. Class C # 253015: Thursdays, starting April 30 through June 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
FREE ESOL CLASSES
The Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center is hosting ESOL classes (English for speakers of other languages) for adults on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 beginning February 3rd. The classes are open to all wanting to learn English. Both beginner and intermediate classes are offered. All classes are free of charge however a $10 refundable deposit and $20 book fee are required. To sign up for a class, or to receive more information, call 240-777-8400. Classes are provided by the Chinese Culture and Community Center.
JCA SENIOR TECH JULY/AUGUST CLASSES
The JCA SeniorTech Computer Training Centers, a service of the Jewish Council for the Aging, are gearing up for the July/August 2009 session. All JCA SeniorTech sites offer a range of courses from basic to advanced, using the Windows XP operating system, Microsoft Vista and high-Speed internet service. Courses are taught by volunteer instructors and coaches who are 50+, and most feature hands –on experience.
Sites are located at the Asbury Methodist Village, Bethesda Vital Living Center and Landmark Mall. All classes are opened to seniors 50+ and every student is afforded the opportunity to use the site for free practice weekly for one year after their first enrollment. All sites have easy access via metro or bus and ample parking is available. Please see the JCA website, www.accessjca.org, for registration information. For additional information or to register for a class, contact Dana Hirsch at 240-395-0916 or email@example.com.
PRODUCTION CLASSES at THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TELEVISION (MCT)
Montgomery Community Television provides television production, programming and training. As a nonprofit organization, our goals are service-oriented. We continually assess the needs of our community and become involved in meeting those needs.
MCT reaches out to individuals and organizations to help them take advantage of a communications tool that is right in their own backyards. Contact MCT's Community Project Managers at (301)424-1730 to find out more about these opportunities: Nonprofit TV Day and being a guest on Studio 501(c)(3), a show that was created specifically for nonprofits. Studio 501(c)(3) appears on Access Montgomery (cable 21) Mondays at 5:00 pm, Tuesdays at 9:30 pm, Thursdays at 11:00 am, Saturdays at 12:00 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm.
Have a program produced by one of our trained volunteers. Contact the Client Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org call (301)424-1730. To get the most from this service you should plan three months in advance.
STARING A NEW GARDEN BED?
Our Leafgro compost makes it very easy to start a new garden bed. The University of Maryland’s Home and Garden Information Center shows how. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/Blog/solidwasteBlog.asp?blogID=2&blogItemID=447.
PLANT CLINIC TO BE HELD AT THE GAITHERSBURG LIBRARY FROM SPRING TO FALL
Master Gardeners from the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension will offer their popular plant clinic at the Gaithersburg Library on Saturdays, from April 18 through September 26, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5421.
MARYLANDERS PLANT TREES – SAVE $25 OFF A TREE
Plant trees and be counted towards the state’s goal of 50,000 trees by 2010 – and save $25 off your new tree! Check out www.trees.maryland.gov for information and advice on where, how and what type of trees to plant, and your printable discount coupon. After planting, register your trees and calculate the benefits they provide. Let’s make Montgomery County one of the best contributors in the State!
MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES TO HOST SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH TEENS
June brings not only the start of summer, but the beginning of the Summer Reading Program in Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL). The popular program that traditionally draws thousands of children to local public libraries each summer is designed to encourage reading for young people of all ages from preschool through teens. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=5631.
THE STEVENS PUPPETS TO PERFORM “RUMPELSTILTSKIN” AT THE GAITHERSBURG LIBRARY
Marionettes crafted in the old-world style will tell the classic tale of “Rumpelstiltskin” through music and a touch of magic performed by The Stevens Puppets at the Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
Free tickets are required and will be available at the Children’s Desk beginning July 23. No phone reservations can be accepted for this program.
To request ADA program accommodations, at least five work days in advance, or for more information, call the library at 240-773-9490.
HOUSING COMMISSION PLANS SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; NEEDS LOCAL BUSINESS TO PARTICIPATE
Although the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year is months away, the Housing Opportunities Community Partners (HOCP), a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, is making plans now to launch a school supply drive. HOCP is looking for local businesses willing to place collection boxes for school supply donations in their stores or offices for six weeks this summer. For more information go to: http://www.hocmc.org/documents/schoolsupply.pdf. Click here for flyer with more information.
BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS OPPORTUNITIES
County Executive Isiah Leggett is committed to having the County's boards, committees and commissions representative of our County's residents. Public participation contributes to the work of County government and provides a valuable service to the community when a variety of issues, concerns and viewpoints are presented. Currently, there is a valuable opportunity to serve on the following:
- Dickerson Area Facilities Implementation Group ( The deadline for application is August 7)
- Forest Conservation Advisory Committee (The deadline for application is August 7)
- Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (the Deadline for application is August 7)
- Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee (The deadline for application is August 7)
- Recreation Advisory Boards (The deadline for application is August 14)
- Board of Registration for Building Contractors (The deadline for application is August 14)
- Sign Review Board (The deadline for application is August 14)
- Victim Services Advisory Board (The deadline for application is August 14)
For more information visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/exec/vacancies/PR_list.asp or Contact Beth Gochrach at 240-777-2528.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
LITERACY TUTORS NEEDED
Can you help promote literacy in Montgomery County? Close to 125,000 residents, about 14% of the total population of Montgomery County cannot read, write, or speak English at a functional level.
The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) seeks volunteers to teach adults to read, write and speak English. LCMC offers two programs: (1) Basic Literacy, for adults who already speak English; (2) English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), which offers conversational help as well as reading and writing instruction.
The number of students receiving our services is directly dependent on the number of volunteers willing to serve as tutors. Currently, over 200 adults are waiting for a tutor; most will wait 6-12 months to get one.
Tutors provide free one-on-one or small group tutoring to adults who live or work in Montgomery County. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutors complete an orientation session and a training workshop, where they learn a proven, easy-to-use teaching method. Orientations are scheduled for June 24, June 29, July 28, and August 5 in Rockville and Silver Spring.
To register for an orientation or for more information, please call 301-610-0030, email email@example.com, or visit our website at www.literacycouncilmcmd.org.
SENIOR CONNECTION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The Senior Connection needs volunteers to help their neighbors live as independently as possible by providing escorted transportation to scheduled medical appointments, helping with grocery shopping and paying a friendly visit or making a phone call to share companionship. Trips are typically scheduled during non-rush hour and are less than 5 miles from home. A volunteer driver usually provides one trip a week for one person. Volunteers receive training, recognition and are covered by our liability insurance when on an appointment. Your time commitment and schedule will be flexible. Volunteers feel a great satisfaction knowing that they are giving an important service to their neighbors. Please contact The Senior Connection today at 301-962-0820, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECRET SHOPPER SERVICE QUALITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY REVIEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As part of Montgomery County Health and Human Services’ (HSS) quality improvement process we are seeking volunteers to act as “secret shoppers” to monitor the quality of service provided by our Information and Referral (I&R) units. We are looking for volunteers who are able and willing to pretend to be customers (using pre-identified scenario’s that allow us to evaluate whether staff provide appropriate answers), and then report back to us on their experience with the I&R units performance.
The qualifications that we are looking for in volunteers for this program are:
- Ability to improvise from a prescribed scenario if asked for additional information (needs some level of ability to improvise),
- Willingness to rate staff performance and write down the exact nature of the referrals or information given,
- Willingness to make three calls during a one week period of time twice a year (to different I&R numbers within HHS each time),
- Participation in a 1 hour training about how to engage in the evaluation process (trainings will be available during both day time and evening).
We are especially interested in volunteers who are able to make calls in language other than English to test whether our I&R units are able to serve residents who are non-English speaking.
If you are interested in participating in this project, or want more information about it before committing you can contact the project manager, Charles A. Smith, PhD, at email@example.com and Go to www.MoCoSurvey.com and click on link for Secret Shopper.
INTAKE WORKERS/SCREENING SPECIALIST IN GAITHERSBURG
Upper Montgomery County Assistance Network is looking for volunteers to answer phone calls from families or individuals in need seeking emergency financial assistance to prevent eviction or utility disconnection. Spanish speaking a plus, but not required. Contact Regina Mastromarino at 301-926-4422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In fulfilling your volunteer needs, don't forget the senior component! RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) matches senior’s age 55 or better to meaningful volunteer positions with non-profit and public agencies in the County. Of particular interest to you may be the RSVP SWAT (Seniors with Available Time) Team. If you have a project that needs doing at the last minute and you need volunteers right away, simply give us the information and we will e-mail your request out to our SWAT Team volunteers. If any are available to assist, they'll contact you directly. Seniors are a valuable resource in our community-they are skilled, experienced, available, and ready to help! Contact Ann Evans or Kathleen Meaney Stobie for more information, 240.777.2600; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN’S INN NEEDS BI-LINGUAL VOLUNTEERS
The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families. Children come from across the country and around the world to stay together with their families in The Inn’s healing environment while receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center. While the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit.
Volunteers are needed to staff the welcome desk and assist with educational programming. Welcome Desk volunteers greet families as they arrive at The Inn and provide front-line customer service in person and by telephone. Educational Aides provide English tutoring to non-English speaking residents. Volunteers typically serve once a week or every other week. Welcome desk shifts include: Friday evenings 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Saturdays 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Educational Volunteer Aide schedules vary. Volunteer requirements include: must speak fluent Spanish, excellent verbal communication skills, ability to respond flexibly and resourcefully to the functions of the position, satisfactory completion of volunteer application, background checks, and in-processing procedures.
If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact: Laura King
Director of Volunteers and Community Outreach, The Children’s Inn
email@example.com or 301-451-9454.
TEACH THE PARENT, REACH THE CHILD
Rockville, MD – English for Daily Living, a classroom program for parents of children in the Montgomery County Public Schools, is seeking volunteer teachers and assistant teachers for spring classes. Classes are held on weekdays, usually in the evenings, at schools in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg.
Lead Teachers should have classroom teaching experience, experience teaching adults for whom English is a second language, enthusiasm for working with adult learners, and be available to teach eight 2-hour weekly classes.
Assistant Teachers should have an interest in working with adults for whom English is a second language and be available to assist during eight 2-hour weekly classes.
For more information, please contact Jayne Klein at the Literacy Council of Montgomery County, 301-610-0030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP BOOST A CHILD’S SKILLS AND SELF-ESTEEM!
Interages, Inc., a nonprofit in Montgomery County, needs volunteers (ages 50+) to tutor and mentor children at public elementary, middle, and high schools (including Bethesda/Chevy Chase HS). In 1-2 hours/week, you can make a real difference in the life of a student. Volunteers work in a group setting, matched with an individual child, to provide friendship, encouragement, and help with reading, language, geography skills, and cultural activities. Training, all materials, on-site staff support provided. Contact Sara Cartmill at 301-949-3551, X or Cartmill@interagesmd.org or visit us at www.interagesmd.org.
THE WELLNESS COMMUNITY - GREATER WASHINGTON DC SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH HEALTH FAIRS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS.
Help us represent The Wellness Community by attending health fairs and community events throughout the year. Your time can make a difference educating our community about our free programs of emotional support, education and hope for people living with cancer and their loved ones.
As a volunteer you will distribute literature and talk about our free programs. Good communication skills are helpful. Training will be provided.
Visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org/dc or contact Luisa Carneiro at 301-493-5002 - email email@example.com.
A WIDER CIRCLE Please consider giving some time. You can work in the office or warehouse, work at a project site, or help with our marketing and fundraising efforts. We also have one paid position (paying a modest stipend) to help manage this transition.
You can also donate to our new Capital Campaign. Contributions can be made online at www.awidercircle.org (a good chance to see our new website). To learn more or to volunteer, please reply here, give us a call at the office 301-608-3504 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S COMMISSION FOR WOMEN COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER
Use your skills, learn new ones, and help other women! Greatest need is for information and referral specialists, including those fluent in Spanish. Free parking & close to Rockville Metro. Visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw or contact Lynn Barclay at 240-777-8328 or email to email@example.com.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
Volunteers are needed to assist sexual assault victims and their families through the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Interviews are currently being conducted for the September 2008 training session. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply. All volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and immediate access to transportation. To receive more information or to arrange an interview, call the Montgomery County Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program at 240-777-1355 or go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/vasap.
MID-ATLANTIC ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER for AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
In an effort to increase the number of people that the American Kidney Fund reaches, volunteer networks are being established in strategic areas of the country. The Mid-Atlantic Advisory Council member will act as ambassador in supporting and advocating for the American Kidney Fund's mission. The council will consists of dedicated volunteers such as you, who can assist us in directing, organizing, and implementing the large fundraising campaign that we must undertake soon. We hope you look at this opportunity as an opportunity to participate on a regional council and network with other community leaders who are interested in the health of your neighbors. If you are interested in finding out about this opportunity, please contact Rhonda Watson at 301-984-6654 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
| JOBS OPPORTUNITIES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY |
Below are selected employment opportunities in Montgomery County Government, private and nonprofit sectors. You can see all job postings below. Apply for the job that interests your career goals. To see all Montgomery County's job postings, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers. Contact Joe Heiney-Gonzalez at 240-777-5070 or email@example.com. You can also go to the various organization's website for more information about the positions listed.
| Please Note: Effective July 1, 2008 all job applications must be submitted online. Paper resumes will not be accepted. |
|Position/Job Title ||Salary Range ||Job Requisition # ||See application Deadline|
|Library Page (MUST BE AT LEAST 14 TO APPLY) ||$7.84/Hr. See Job Description ||3300 ||Open Continuous|
DISTRICT OFFICE CONSTITUENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE POSITION OPEN
Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) seeks a Constituent Service Representative for her Maryland District Offices. Principal duties include handling constituent case work; navigating matters under the jurisdiction of the federal government for and with constituents; interviewing constituents to identify problems, determining assistance needed, contacting federal agencies and processing cases with the appropriate agency; and. notifying constituents of case resolution. A successful applicant will have citizen involvement and participation skills. The individual must have great attention to detail, excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects to conclusion. Some weekend and evening hours required.
Social work degree preferred; previous related community service work; strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication and problem solving skills; ability to make independent decisions and maintain confidentiality.
Fluent in Spanish a plus. Office/Location: District Office, Prince George’s County.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary Level/Range: Commensurate with Experience
Proposed Start Date: Immediate
HEALTH CENTER MANAGER with Community Clinic, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
HOW TO APPLY: Contact Jamillia Williams at 240-499-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to apply for the position.
SUPERVISION AND TRAINING OF STAFF: Responsible for supervision of staff scheduling: paid time off, time clock management, and time sheet submission to payroll. Assist in the recruitment, assignment, development, and evaluation of staff. Conduct regular meetings with staff. Assures that staff expectation is consistent with the goals of CCI-Health Services. Ensure that each staff member understands his/her job description; the desired results associated with his/her work, and the resources available to achieve the results. Train and develop staff to ensure they meet job expectations. Ensures that all annual performance evaluations are completed by due dates.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, OR LICENSE/REGISTRATION. Should be a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant and have several years of experience, preferably in a leadership capacity. Should have training in the area of Health Care Administration, Experience in administration and management is preferred. Master of Health Services Administration preferred.
Candidates sought for CARLOS ROSARIO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
- FULL TIME BILINGUAL COUNSELOR
- PART TIME COLLEGE PREP WRITING INSTRUCTOR
- PART TIME CAREER SPECIALIST
HOW TO APPLY: Send email resume/cover letter to email@example.com or fax to: 202-232-6442.
FULL TIME BILINGUAL COUNSELOR
Non-profit school for DC adult immigrants has opportunity for a FT Bilingual Counselor to coordinate a guidance program which provides a continuous process of assistance to students through the identification of needs in the educational, vocational, personal and social domains. Candidate must have a MSW or MA degree in Counseling or Psychology. Must be able to interact with populations of diverse, cultural, social and economic backgrounds and have two years counseling experience. Fluency in Spanish and English required. Hours: Monday and Tuesday 1:00 pm-8:30 pm; Wednesday - Friday 8:30 am-4 pm. Position begins in August.
Candidates sought for IMPACT SILVER SPRING
- TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE COORDINATOR
- AMERICORPS COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT
- AMERICORPS NEIGHBORS CAMPAIGN PROJECT ASSISTANT
HOW TO APPLY: Use web link below for Impact Silver Spring to view individual job descriptions for individual job postings and for instructions on how to apply for the positions: http://www.impactsilverspring.org/openings2.html.
THE ARC OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS MULTIPLE JOB POSTINGS
Full time and part time job opportunities include:
- Vocational Assistant Director
- Center Based Program Coordinator
- Supported Employment Coach Coordinator
- Center Based Coach
- After School Group Leader
- Child Care Teacher Floater
- After School Coordinator
- Assistant Program Director
- Transportation Coordinator
TO VIEW JOB POSTINGS visit the agency website at http://www.arcmontmd.org/
LOCAL FIRST PROGRAM MANAGER NEEDED
The Local First Program Manager is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of all activities associated with Local First Wheaton and Buy Local Silver Spring. As the leader of this program you will manage two neighborhood-based social marketing campaigns that encourage consumers to patronize locally-owned, independent businesses in each downtown business district. This includes overseeing the creation and distribution of strategic marketing materials, maintaining two websites (www.localfirstwheaton.org and www.buylocalsilverspring.com), organizing events for business owners and consumers, and attracting media attention. Click here for flyer with more information.
The Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown is seeking a Sales Manager to be responsible for generating profitable group rooms and related conference revenues through identifying and developing new business opportunities, cultivating leads, building relationships and providing exceptional service to existing accounts. A college degree is preferred, however an equivalent combination of education and business/sales experience in additional to specific hotel or resort group sales experience will be considered. Contact David H. Shoshan at 301-589-4899.
APPLY FOR SUMMER JOB TODAY!
The Montgomery County Department of Recreation is currently accepting applications from teens who'd like to work at SUMMER CAMPS! To apply please fill out and submit one of the pre-applications below and mail to the region where you want to work. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Summer Camp Application: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/rec/camps/09preapplicationform1208.doc
THERE IS ONE POSITION AVAILABLE AT A WIDER CIRCLE
One full-time position is now available: The Director of Development oversees all of the organizations marketing and fundraising work, including grant writing, corporate and individual giving, events, and marketing materials. Any interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, (and writing sample for Director of Development candidates) to Layne Amerikaner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB CLUB MEMO
Click here an updated job memo from Joe Heiney-Gonzalez.
To see all Montgomery County's job postings, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers. Contact Joe Heiney-Gonzalez, Special Assistant to the Director, at 240-777-5070 or by email at email@example.com.
****Pass this on and connect us with other community members! ****
If you have any questions or comments, contact us by email or postal mail:
Montgomery County Government, Office of Public Information, 101 Monroe Street, 4th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850.