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911 Dispatch Academy, SFT087 (60 hours) from Montgomery College

Coming This Fall:

911 Dispatch Academy, SFT087 (60 hours)

September 10 – October 12, 2019. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. AND Saturdays from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. On the Rockville Campus, Mannakee Building.

Cost: $800 + $170 fee = $970. Non-Maryland residents add $400.

This career pathway sequence of courses will enable you to apply for the Public Safety Emergency Communication Specialist position. Recognize the roles and responsibilities the 911 Telecommunicator plays in applying the principles, practices, and standards of care when servicing 911 calls. Learn and recognize the difference in fire, medical, or police responses to 911 calls.

  • Are you patient and calm during a crisis?
  • Are you able to multi-task with computers?
  • If so, then a career in emergency telecommunications may be for you!
  • To learn more about the class, please download the flyer

    Job Skills Series for Skilled Immigrants – Gilchrist Center

    The Gilchrist Center is offering an Employment Skills Series Workshops for skilled immigrant job-seekers.

    Finding a job in the US is challenging and competitive. Successful job seekers have:

    • A US-style, carefully edited resume

    • a well-written cover letter

    • practice in one-on-one, phone, and panel interviews.

    This class provides personalized assistance in the skills you need to start your career.

    To learn more about the class, please download the flyer, visit the Gilchrist Center’s website

    Workshops are offered on Thursday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

    • Registration fee $25
    • Space is limited, register early
    • Ages 18+, no children in classrooms
    • No make-ups or refunds for missed or cancelled classes
    RSVP 301-890-1983

    Community Advocacy Institute Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 – 2020 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!

    The CAI includes FREE workshops featuring guest speakers, activities to practice your advocacy skills, and networking opportunities.

    To qualify for this program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less.

    Applications are due August 16.

      Apply online

    Notice of Re-Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020)

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks one qualified vendor to provide Evening Reporting Center (ERC) services for youth ages 14-17 assigned by the juvenile court as an alternative to secure detention. The ERC will be a structured learning environment focusing on education, positive skill building and treatment. The ERC is a highly accountable service directing youth towards compliance with court/probation requirements. It is intended to prevent future involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or out-of-home placement. The setting is one where youth receive personal attention to manage behaviors and learn life skills. Funding is provided for operational expenses for nine months beginning October 1, 2019. .

    The full Notice of Issuance can be accessed here.

    Final Deadline for Written Questions: July 15, 2019
    Deadline for Submission of Proposals: July 29, 2019, 4:30 pm.

    Fax completed form to 301-610-0148 or email to info@collaborationcouncil.org. Interested applicants can also come to the Collaboration Council’s office at 1801 Research Blvd., Suite 103, Rockville, MD 20850 between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays to obtain the RFP

    Free farmer’s market “checks” for low-income seniors in Montgomery County

    Free farmer’s market “checks” worth $30 will be distributed by lottery to low-income seniors in Montgomery County on July 9 at 10:00 a.m. The checks are available to Montgomery County residents age 60 years and older whose income is less than $23,107 (family of one).

    The checks may be used at farmer’s markets in Montgomery County and participating markets in the District of Columbia until November 1, 2019.

    The lottery for the checks will be held at the following locations:

    • Elizabeth House, 1400 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring

  • • Bemjamin Gaither Senior Center, 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg
  • • Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
  • • Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  • • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville
  • • Waverly House, 4521 East West Highway, Bethesda
  • • White Oak Community Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
  • For more information, call 240-777-3810.

  • Notice of Issuance for Request for Proposal: Evening Reporting Center for Juvenile Justice System Engaged Youth (Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020)

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council seeks a qualified vendor to provide Evening Reporting Center (ERC) Services for youth ages 14-17 assigned by the juvenile court as an alternative to secure detention. The ERC will be a structured learning environment focusing on education, positive skill building and treatment. The ERC is a highly accountable service directing youth towards compliance with court/probation requirements. It is intended to prevent future involvement in the juvenile justice system and/or out-of-home placement. The setting is one where youth receive personal attention to manage behaviors and learn life skills.
    Funding is provided for operational expenses for one year beginning July 1, 2019.

    The full Notice of Issuance can be accessed here.

    Final Deadline for Written Questions: April 24, 2019
    Deadline for Submission of Proposals: May 3, 2019, 4:00 pm.

    County Launches 24/7 Homeless Information Line

    County Launches 24/7 Homeless Information Line The County’s Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with EveryMind, has launched a 24/7 Homeless Information Line, with trained specialists to provide information on County homeless services and shelter resources.  Callers can also provide information about the location of individuals in the community experiencing homelessness.  The reports will be forwarded to community outreach partners who will attempt to locate the individual and offer support and resources. The information line number is 240-907-2688.

    A word from our Prevention Coordinator on Opioids

    According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 130 Americans die from an opioid related overdose every day. Opioids, a class of drugs that act on nerve cells in the brain and nervous system to relax the body and relieve pain, are often described as licit (e.g. prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine), illicit (e.g. heroin) and synthetic (e.g. man-made drugs such as methadone, fentanyl, tramadol). Synthetic opioids are manufactured using man-made chemicals rather than natural ingredients, resulting most times in higher potency. A drug that is considered highly potent requires only a small amount to give the desired effect. Click here to read more

    Free Tax Preparation for households with incomes of $55,000 or less

    Free Tax-Preparation Montgomery County’s Community Action Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax-preparation services to Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less. VITA is now scheduling appointments for the upcoming tax season. Appointments are available from January 22 to April 15 in Rockville, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, East County, Wheaton and Germantown. Call 240-777-1123 or visit this website to schedule an appointment.
    NEW! Schedule Your Appointment Today!
    • Gaithersburg: Mondays, 3:30 – 7:30 pm
    • Silver Spring: Tuesdays, 3 – 8 pm
    • Rockville: Wednesdays, 11 am – 8 pm
    • East County: Thursdays, 11 am – 4 pm
    • Wheaton: Fridays, 11 am – 4 pm
    CAA VITA Days at Additional Locations:

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  Whether you are a parent,  educator,  community member, teen, or kid, you can take a stand against bullying.   Visit the US Dept of Health and Human Service’s website, bullying.gov to find out who is at risk, and what you can do to prevent and respond to bullying.

    Check out these FAQ’s from the National Bullying Prevention Center

    Here, in Montgomery County, Project Change’s You Have the Power! program helps youth confront the serious problem of bullying head on with a youth-led mentoring program in which older students teach younger students about the characteristics and consequences of bullying and how to reduce it in their communities.

    These organizations provide  provides counseling, mentoring, case management and positive youth development programming, through there adolescent counseling programs.  
    • collaboration council
    • Montgomery School
    • montgomery county md
    • montgomery county md
    • Mental Health Assocaiton
    • Helping all Seniors Thrive
    • Montgomery County Libraries
    • Nonprofit Montgomery