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Census 2020 is Hiring

 The Census Bureau is hiring temporary office managers to conduct recruiting office and field activities, personnel and payroll functions, and office and field technology operations. The Bureau also is looking for managers to supervise and manage hundreds of field staff. including census-takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisory staff. The jobs offer excellent pay, flexible hours and paid training. With some jobs, you can work from home. Click here to see what jobs are available in Maryland. You can apply online here. For more information, visit, which has a handy FAQ section, or call the Jobs Line at 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020).

Mobile Food Market at Montgomery College

The Montgomery College Student Health & Wellness Center for Success’s Mobile Market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods as part of a partnership between Montgomery College and the Capital Area Food Bank. Food availability is based on a first-come, first serve basis. Bring bags to carry food. No proof of eligibility required..

The food is distributed on campus at no cost to students, faculty/staff and the community. See this flyer for dates and times:




Carmen Poston Travis (240) 567-5253

Benita Rashaw (240) 567-4389

Do you know these services are available at the East County Regional Services Center?

The East County Regional Services Center hosts the following programs at their center:
  • MobileMed Clinic: Primary healthcare services for the un/underinsured adults. Every Wednesday, 1:00 pm-9:00 pm and Every Thursday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm. Call 301-493-2400
  •  Manna Food Center Food distribution to individuals and families – Every Friday (inside the East County Community Recreation Center next door at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way) between 2-4 pm. Call 301-424-1130
  • DHHS East County Care Coordinator Services assists individuals and families access County services and community resources such as health, food, utilities, emergency, literacy, immigrant and senior services. Services also include helping individuals with the application submission process for government/public assistance programs. Contact Danielle Alvarado-Davis for more information and appointment at or call 240-777-3496.
  • Montgomery County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Legal Clinic: Free legal services to low-income county residents in civil cases: 1st Thursday evening of each month, 5:30 pm-8:00 pm. Call 301-424-7651
  • Family Services, Inc.: The Client Services Coordinator helps individuals and families in accessing assistance for emergency services-utilities, rent, food and other community resources and life enrichment opportunities. Contact Andre Vainqueur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-6pm on 240-777-4479 or email
  • Charles Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center – The County’s welcome, learning, community building, information and resource center for immigrants. Contact Zainab Hassan by email at:, or call 240-777-8406.
  • Montgomery College Community Engagement Center– Offers education and workforce development classes, workshops and training, individualized advising and information/counseling about continuing education and careers, and community resources. or 301-890-1983
  • WorkSource Montgomery – is now operating a H.I.R.E. Center in the East County Regional Service Center. The H.I.R.E. (Helping Individuals Reach Employment) Center is a place where job seekers can come to attend workshops, learn new skills, participate in different training sessions and speak with a Career Specialist Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. For more information contact Camille McKenzie at 240-777-8412 or email

Job Search Workshop through the Gilchrist Center

The Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity is offering a Job Search Workshop for non-native english speaking job -seekers. Wednesdays, April 25 -June 13, 2018. Eligible participants:
  • Have high Intermediate/Advanced English
  • Are comfortable with Internet/email
  • Are familiar with Microsoft Word
  • Have access to a computer

The Job Search Workshop provides participants with a learning opportunity to:
  • Explore the job market and identify future opportunities
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter
  • Complete an application on paper and online
  • Practice interview skills Learn how to succeed in the U.S. workplace
  • How to Apply: Email Judith Johnson at

    Registration Fee: $25

Announcing Open Solicitation #2018-59

Identifying Vendor to Design the Online Learning Platform for the Youth Development Community of Practice: Open Solicitation #2018-59

Issue Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Closing Date: Friday, February 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from companies, nonprofit organizations and/or qualified individuals to plan, design, and develop the online learning platform for youth development practitioners in Montgomery County.

This solicitation seeks to identify qualified organizations/companies to design an online learning platform to meet the above purpose for the Youth Development Community of Practice.

For complete details and where to send your letter of interest please click here: OS #2018-59

Grants up to $100,000 for middle school OST programs

The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for $1,050,000 in grants to middle school afterschool, summer or expanded learning programs serving disadvantaged youth. This is the second year of the Aim High grant competition. In all, 26 awardees will be selected based on their ability to help youth transition successfully to 9th grade. Programs may apply to one of three opportunities – take a look to see which is a good fit for you, and apply!

Grant categories:

  • $100,000 over two years – 8 awards to be made to organizations with annual budgets of $500,000 or greater and annual program budgets of $250,000 or greater
  • $50,000 over two years – 8 awards to be made to organizations with annual budgets of $250,000 or greater
  • $15,000 one-year grant – 10 awards will be made to programs to help them better serve with disabilities or special needs; applicants must have annual budgets of $150,000 or greater

Read the full application and eligibility requirements, and join our webinar on January 11 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about this opportunity. Applications are due January 26, 2018.

Grant funds may be used for technical assistance, enhancing direct service activities, and/or program expansion. Applicants will need to describe how programs support youth in the transition to the ninth grade. Two-year grant applicants will need to demonstrate results around indicators of success such as on-time promotion; school attendance rates; improved behavior, grades and test scores; and/or the development of social and emotional skills.

Free Employment Fair Offered by East County Regional Services Center on November 2

Free Employment Fair Offered by East County Regional Services Center on November 2

The East County Regional Services Center will host a free employment fair on Thursday, November 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. The community event will be held at the East County Community Recreation Center located at 3310 Manor Way in Silver Spring. The event is an opportunity for job seekers to connect with employers. Applicants are asked to bring their resume and dress in business attire to meet with recruiters from public and private employers. The event will include three employment workshops:
  • Resume Review and Interviewing Skills (2 to 3 p.m.)
  • Uncovering the Secrets of Finding & Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government (4 to 5 p.m.)
  • Starting Your Own Business Time (5 to 6 p.m.)
Participant registration is available by email at or by calling 240-777-8411. Pre-registration is encouraged for the job fair; however on-site registration is available. For more information about the job fair call 240-777-8411. Employers who are interested in participating in the job fair can register online. For questions about employer registration email

Register Now for October Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County. Please join us at our upcoming CoP Workshops:
  • October 9, 2017 9:30-2:00PMLGBTQ Ally TrainingMid-County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • October 10, 2017 9:00-3:00PM Youth Development Practices for Old-er Youth: Increasing Engagement and Building CommunityMid-County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD, 20906
  • October 14&28 2017 9:00-4:00 PM2-Day Advancing Youth Development Training for TeachersNorbeck-Muncaster Mill Neighborhood Park 4101 Muncaster Mill RD, Norbeck, MD, 20853
  • October 17-18 2017 9:30-2:30 PMYouth Mental Health First AidSilver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • October 19, 2017 9:30-12:30 PMRestorative Practices for Youth and FamiliesConference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • October 24, 2017 9:30-2:00 PMKeys To A Successful Mentoring ProgramConference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • October 25, 2017 12:00-1:30 PMCreating Safe Space: Reducing Bullying and Harassment; Building Positive Climate Webinar
  • October 26, 2017 9:30– 2:00 PMEngaging African American Males in Youth ProgramsSilver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • October 27, 2017 9:30– 12:30 PMTrauma Informed Care Conference Center, 1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
To register and for more details view the CoP flyer.

Register Now for September Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County.

Register here for September Workshops with our Community of Practice:
September 15th: Building Community

September 15th: Planning and Reflection

September 22nd: Homework Help

September 25-28th: Advancing Youth Development

September 29th: Ask-Listen-Encourage

September 29th: Cooperative Learning

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