We are excited to share our 2022 Annual Report! In it, you will find highlighted examples of the work we continue to do in partnership with a myriad of others to create transformational change for our community. Download Annual Report
The MoCo ReConnect Drop-In & Reengagement Center in Wheaton seeks workshop facilitators to lead arts and entrepreneurship programs in our shared space. This new initiative, called the Youth Arts & Entrepreneurship Program, solicits local artists to facilitate programming that is hands-on, interactive, and youth focused. This program was conceived of and designed by young people interested in bringing arts [...]
Our February 2023 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes local ways to honor Black History Month, recaps of recent MoCo BOOST and Community of Engagement events, and more.
On January 30, 2023, our Community of Engagement presented a conversation at the intersection of the issues of anti-semitism and anti-Black racism in our communities. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this event. We had a great time and look forward to the next community conversation. Special thanks to Main Street Connect for hosting and to our [...]
Our January 2023 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month's newsletter includes information on the upcoming Conversations at the Intersection event on January 30, information on an Out-of-School-Time Training for child care providers on March 25, and more.
On November 16, an explosion and fire in an apartment complex in Gaithersburg injured multiple residents, including several children. Many families were evacuated, taking little or nothing, and are currently in temporary shelter. In times like these, there is nothing more powerful than the support of the community. You can donate to help the residents impacted by this unexpected [...]
Members of The Basics team participated in a community event hosted by Cross Community to further promote The Basics initiative and The Basics Insights text messaging program. Thank you to our colleagues at Cross Community for including us in this event! The Basics consists of five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that promote high-quality cognitive and social-emotional development among [...]
Community Engagement Specialist Bezil Taylor and MoCo ReConnect Project Director Alycia Chuney attended the United Justice Coalition’s Inaugural Social Justice Convention held at Center415 in New York City on July 23. The convention brought together leading activists, entertainers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, professors, experts, media personalities, organizations and more from across the nation to advance social and racial justice. Topics ranged from prison [...]
Our community has experienced a great loss with the passing of Arva M. Jackson. She will be greatly missed and her legacy long remembered. Arva was a member of the Collaboration Council’s Board of Directors for 14 years, including service on multiple committees. During her time as Board Chair, from 2002 until 2004, she helped shepherd the Collaboration Council [...]
The Collaboration Council is working with community partners to implement The Basics in Montgomery County's 20877 zip code. The Basics consists of five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that promote high-quality cognitive and social-emotional development among children 0-5. Help us spread the word about The Basics by downloading and sharing flyers featuring the five principles in English and Spanish. [...]