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Read our February 2024 Newsletter

Our February 2024 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes information our partnership with Everyday Canvassing to conduct our triennial Community Needs Assessment, a new report showing that the City of Gaithersburg is the most ethnically diverse city in the nation (and that Germantown, Silver Spring, and Rockville [...]

2024-02-29T20:09:09+00:00February 29, 2024|Collaboration Council, Community News, Program News|

Join Us for a Conversation about the School-to-Prison Pipeline in MCPS

We're excited to be supporting Racial Justice Now! DMV in presenting a community conversation on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Rockville Library, to address the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Black students in MCPS. This conversation, which is the third in a series addressing this issue, will feature Councilmember Will Jawando, Chair of the County Council's Education [...]

2024-02-13T14:50:47+00:00February 13, 2024|Community News, Events and Training, Program News|

Read our January 2024 Newsletter

Our January 2024 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes information about the Community Needs Assessment Open Solicitation, a recap of our MoCo BOOST Holiday Party, and a selection of events coming up during Black History Month.

Read our September 2023 Newsletter

Our September 2023 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes a message about fear and wonder from Executive Director Elijah Wheeler, some upcoming events for Hispanic Heritage Month, a recap of our back-to-school event for MoCo BOOST families, and more. Read September 2023 Newsletter [...]

2023-10-31T13:52:31+00:00September 29, 2023|Community News, Program News|

Read our July 2023 Newsletter

Our June 2023 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes a highlight video from MoCo ReConnect's June 30 Pride & Arts Festival, information on pregnancy and postpartum Medicaid coverage for noncitizens in Maryland, resources for Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and Disability Pride Month, and more. Read July [...]

Black Maternal Health Week: Information & Resources

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW), taking place April 11-17, is an annual campaign founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance to build awareness, activism, and community-building​. Each year, BMHW kicks off on April 11 to coincide with the annual International Day for Maternal Health and Rights. This year's theme is “Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black [...]

2023-04-12T18:10:49+00:00April 12, 2023|Community News|

Read our March 2023 Newsletter

Our March 2023 newsletter is now available online. To receive future newsletters in your inbox, join our mailing list. This month’s newsletter includes information about Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), congratulations to the herstory-making women on the Montgomery County Council, an update about the recent Out-of-School (OST) Conference with partner Wonders Professional Development Consortium, information about a new MoCo [...]

2023-05-12T13:36:09+00:00April 3, 2023|Community News, Program News|

Families Displaced by Gaithersburg Fire: How You Can Help

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 [...]

2022-12-07T17:54:39+00:00November 25, 2022|Community News|

In Memoriam: Arva M. Jackson

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 [...]

2022-08-09T15:00:12+00:00July 31, 2022|Community News|
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