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Free tax preparation assistance through the Tax-Aide Program

Free tax preparation assistance by trained volunteers for low-to-moderate income Montgomery County taxpayers (special attention to SENIORS age 60+)
  • By appointment only (book by 3/1 to guarantee availability!)
  • Schedule online at www.montgomeryserves.org
  • Or, call 240-777-2577 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm) for an appointment
  • Transportation questions? Call 311 within Montgomery County for assistance
  • See this flyer for location and times
 

Community Assessment Manager Position Available

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
January 2018

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is the keeper of Montgomery County, Maryland’s community well-being indicators for children, youth, and families. Built to translate the vision of the Children’s Agenda results into action, these measures are key to tracking progress over time, focusing attention on areas of need, and aligning collective impact initiative’s strategies and policymaking.

The Collaboration Council is seeking a full-time Community Assessment Manager to maintain these indicators of well-being, lead community-level needs assessments, and support the organization’s involvement in collective impact initiatives.

For complete details and how to submit your cover letter with salary requirements and resume click here: Community Assessment Manager Job Description. Position open until filled.

First Time Homebuyer Education Class

AAHC provides 8 hours of the National Industry Standard Homeownership Education class in group sessions in MD and Northern VA.

Why Do I Need to Take the First Time Homebuyer Education Class?

When you apply for Local/County/State mortgage programs, down payment assistance, or some lenders’ mortgage programs, you are required to complete the first time homebuyer (or homeownership) education class and/or one-on-one counseling, to obtain a certificate. AAHC is in compliance with their requirements and issues a class completion certificate.

To attend the first time homebuyer education class, we do ask that you RSVP.

2018 CLASS SCHEDULE Saturdays, 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

  • February 10
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 14
How to RSVP? Download the Homebuyer Class Registration Forms; print, complete, sign and email the completed forms to counseling@aa-hc.org or fax to 301-761-1608 before the class date to RSVP! Call us with any questions at (301) 760-7636/ (703) 291-6324/ (202) 558-2260. To receive a class certificate, you must complete the 3 page monthly budget forms; income, expenses and assets.

Professional Development Webinars in February for Youth Workers

The Community of Practice of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council has the following webinars available for Youth WorkersYouth Today is now offering a webinar series on engaging youth in the out-of-school time. The topics have been carefully selected based on critical issues in the field and are intentionally designed to connect current research with practice and to bridge the gap between the two arenas. Each webinar in the series is a short 30 minute presentation.
  • Engaging African American Youth in Reading During OST
    Date:Wednesday February 7, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Description: This webinar will focus on engaging African American youth in reading during the out-of-school time. Presenters include Ann M. Bennett from Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Daneell Moore from Troy University in Alabama, and Tim Adams, from Wesley House in Knoxville.
    Contact: leteria.bailey@collaborationcouncil.org
    Register here

  • Practitioners Doing Research. How can it improve OST?
    Date:Wednesday February 14, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Description: This webinar is about Practitioners Doing Reseach: How can it improve OST programs. Our presenters are Devan Blackwell of BE After 3 and Sara Cole, from the YMCA of Greater Rochester.
    Contact: leteria.bailey@collaborationcouncil.org
    Register here

  • Culturally-Based Programs to support English Language Learners in OST
    Date:Wednesday February 21, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Description: This webinar is about engaging youth in English language learning during the out of school time. The presenters are Patricia Garcia-Arena who is a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research and Sil Ganzo who is a founder and Executive Director of OurBridge Out-of-School Time program in Charlotte North Carolina.
    Contact: leteria.bailey@collaborationcouncil.org
    Register here

  • Community Wide Partnerships
    Date:Wednesday February 28, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Description:This webinar will focus on how community partnerships can help to improve the quality of offerings during the out of school time. The presenters are Dr. Ken Anthony from the Connecticut Afterschool Network, Nancy Puglisi from the Consolidated School District of New Britain, and Maggie Winiarski from New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
    Contact: leteria.bailey@collaborationcouncil.org
    Register here

  • Professional Development Workshops in February for Youth Workers

    The Community of Practice of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council has the following workshops available for Youth Workers. The workshops are free, and registration is required.
    • Workshop Title: Adolescent Development
      Date: Friday February 9, 2018
      Time: 9:30AM-2:00PM (4 hrs)
      Location: Conference Center, 1801 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD, 20850
      Facilitator: Jessica Soussana, Director, Dove Counseling and Education
      Register here


    • Workshop Title: Responding, Reflecting, and Repairing: Learning From Conflict, Repairing Relationships, and Tools for Self Management
      Date: Thursday February 15, 2018
      Time: 9:30AM-2:00PM (4 hrs)
      Location: Conference Center, 1801 Research Blvd., Rockville, MD, 20850
      Facilitator: Taiwanna Messam, Ramapo For Children
      Register here

    Today is #ThankYourMentor Day

    Today is #ThankYourMentor day, a day to celebrate the power of mentoring and relationships. Celebrate your mentor by sharing your stories, quotes, videos, and photos on social media using the #ThankYourMentor hashtag.

    Download your own “My Mentor…” sign here, write a message about why you’re thankful for your mentor, and share a photo or video on social media about your mentor including #ThankYourMentor. Tag your mentor as well! Learn more about the campaign here.

    Retweet our messages of thanks throughout the day and encourage others to share their mentoring stories as well! here.

    Retweet our messages of thanks throughout the day and encourage others to share their mentoring stories as well!

    You can download the National Mentoring Partnership’s Toolkit, and view our Mentoring Resource Guide.   

    Program Manager Position Available

    Program Manager-Out of School Time Programming

    Position Summary:
    The Program Manager supports the achievement of Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) and other out of school time programs in Montgomery County. Duties include coordinating Out of School Time (OST) community partners, developing common benchmarks and outcomes that lead to successful programming, contract oversight and knowledge-sharing of best practices. This person will work in collaboration and coordinate efforts with key program leaders including the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Montgomery County Public Schools, and community-based partners engaged in out of school time programs. For complete details and how to submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume click here: EBB Program Manager Job Description_Final.
    Position open until filled.

    Register for New Parent Academy Classes

    The MCPS Parent Academy offers parents and community members the opportunity to attend workshops that provide information, resources, tools and tips to support their children’s success in school. The 2018 winter season of workshops has begun. You won’t want to miss sessions on college and career planning, coping strategies for anxious children, cybersafety and social media, understanding Individualized Education Program goals and many more topics. Parent Academy workshops are free. Childcare and interpretation services are provided at all sessions. A full list of courses is available on the Parent Academy website. Registration is available here.  

    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

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