You are cordially invited to join us for a special program on Capitol Hill, themed Women of Color: “Defining New Paradigms for Business and Political Leadership”, Tuesday, July 23rd, 5:00-8: 00 pm. The conversation will focus on the intersectionality of women of color engaged in politics, business and empowering the next generation of female leaders.
Moderated by global philanthropist Marcia Dyson, CEO & President of M and M Dyson LLC, the panel will also feature a roster of experts who will share their stories and insight for powerful curated content.
Join Montgomery Parks for Food Matters: Food Recovery and Community Impact featuring Cheryl Kollin, Program Director for Community Food Rescue. She will talk about food recovery as a way to alleviate hunger in Montgomery County and decrease food waste at the landfill.
Food Matters is an informative speaker series, sponsored by Montgomery Parks, that features storytelling of farmers, educators, chefs, community organizers, business professionals, and food lovers. It is an opportunity for community members to engage with experts in the regional food system. Complimentary food and beverages will be provided.
This is the first of two Food Matters events this summer. Stay tuned for information about the second event scheduled for August 23!
Community Action Board Accepting Applications for Free Advocacy Training Program
The County’s Community Action Board is now accepting applications for its Community Advocacy Institute. The Community Advocacy Institute is a free program that will teach residents basic advocacy skills and it provides hands-on opportunities to advocate for important issues in the community. Since its 2016 inception, 52 residents have participated in the program.
The eight-month program includes hands-on workshops focused on best practices for engaging elected officials using strategies such as storytelling, research, letter-writing and public testimony. The workshops are led by Community Action Board members and feature elected officials, local advocates and issue experts. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own testimony and complete an advocacy project. To qualify for the program, participants must be Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $55,000 or less. Additional information about the program and a link to the registration page may be found online at montgomerycountymd.gov/communityaction. Applications are due by Friday, August 16.
The Community Action Board is Montgomery County’s federally designated anti-poverty group. The board serves in an advisory role to the County Executive and the County Council, and as an advocate for residents with low income. The board provides governance to the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Action Agency programs, including Head Start.
For more information or to request special accommodations, please call the Community Action Agency at 240-777-1697. TTY users, please call Maryland Relay at 711.
The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is designed for fundraising professionals with 0 to 4 years of experience. This may also include others who have responsibility for the development function such as:
* executive directors;
* vice presidents of development;
* program managers;
* marketing staff;
* special event coordinators; and
* leadership volunteers for local nonprofits and foundations.
Individuals who are transitioning into the sector and those new to the development field will learn how to organize and manage fundraising programs, gain basic skills in a variety of techniques, and prepare for a career in development. Trustees and CEOs will discover useful tools to change the direction and clarify the expectation of the development office. Volunteers will find this course a valuable preparation for gift solicitation.
Full participation in the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is applicable for 16.0 points of CFRE.
Dates: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, & 11/2 from 6 – 7:30 pm. The course is seven modules with a different module offered each night; participants must attend all dates to complete the course.
Price: $390 for AFP members; $490 for AFP non-members
Free BlackRock Summer Concerts
Free Summer Concerts are right around the corner! Join us at our outdoor stage and BlackRock’s front lawn for free family fun on Saturdays from June 26 through July 27 in one of Germantown’s favorite summer traditions!
Sat., June 29, 7 PM – Mama’s Black Sheep
Country, Pop, Soul… and the Blues
Sat., July 6, 7 PM – Marv Ashby & High Octane
Sat., July 13, 7 PM – The VI-Kings
The 60s Soundtrack of Your Life
Sat., July 20, 7 PM – David Cole & Main St. Blues
The Bluesiest Blues Band in the Known Universe
Sat., July 27, 2 PM – BlackRock Woodstock
50 Years… Far Out, Man
The Arts On the Block Studio
4218 Howard Avenue, Suite 3A, Kensington, MD 20895
AOB is joining the creative economy conversation in an even more intentional way. Every
month AOB invites creative colleagues to visit our studio and chat with us about professional
adventures in the creative industries. This is a free event and light refreshments are served.
18031 Central Park Circle
Germantown, MD 20841
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.
National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Rd
Colesville, MD 20905
The National Capital Trolley Museum will hold its 50th Anniversary Celebration: “Cheers for 50 Years.” The event will run from 5:00-7:30 pm at the museum, 1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville, MD. It includes trolley rides from 5:00-6:00 pm, a reception serving hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer starting at 5:30 pm, and a Recognition Program starting at 6:30 pm. Honorees include:
Paul Wiedefeld, WMATA General Manager Neil Pedersen, Executive Director, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, and former State Highway Administrator Carol Petzold, NCTM Board Member and former member, Maryland House of Delegates Casey Anderson, Chairman, Montgomery County Planning Board
Admission to this celebration and fundraiser is $50.
For those individuals and companies willing to be a sponsor of this event, please review this link: