HOC Academy Newsletter
February 2018
Special Announcements
The Bernie Scholarship

  • Scholarship fund for individuals who seek college or vocational training, including undocumented students who qualify as Dreamers.

  • Applications must be completed and submitted no later than Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

  • Please click here to apply and for more information

Youth Academy
HBCU College Festival

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018

  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Doors open at 8:00 AM)

  • The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center: 201 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

  • Please click here for more information

Maryland First Tech Championship

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County Retriever Activities Center

  • Free and open to the public

  • Please click here for more information

West Point United States Military Academy: 2018 Middle School STEM Workshop

  • The online application for the 2018 West Point Middle School STEM Workshop is now available.

  • The Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM will be hosting the Annual West Point Middle School STEM Workshop from May 29 - June 1, 2018.

  • The HOC Academy will provide travel assistance to HOC students accepted into the workshop. Please notify the HOC Academy at AEWD@hocmc.org if you are selected.

  • Please click here for more information

Summer Job Fair

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • East County CRC

  • 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • Please click the flyer for more information or visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Summer Camp Fair

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018

  • 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • East County CRC

  • 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • Please click the flyer for more information or visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Adult Education & Workforce Development
WorkSource Montgomery

  • Paid training to start a new career

  • Tuition and transportation assistance

  • Job placement services

  • Youth and adults ages 16 and up

  • Click here for more information about Worksource Montgomery
Staffing Now

  • Potential Job Opportunities

  • Office Phone: (301) 565 - 4353

  • For more information click here
Gilchrest Center

  • The Gilchrist Center provides FREE ESL classes, computer training and more.

  • Office: (240) 777 - 4940

  • For more information click here
February Financial Literacy Workshop

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • 7001 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20853

  • FREE PARKING - Building garage/See concierge

  • For more information click the flyer

  • To register click here
Per Scholas IT Training

  • Per Scholas offers free IT training, job placement and internship assistance.

  • For more information about how to apply, residents can email AEWD@hocmc.org with subject line: Per Scholas.
DC Central Kitchen

  • DC Central Kitchen's Culinary Job Training Program offers Free Culinary Training, job placement and internship

  • Join DCCK for a 14-week training program to prepare for a full-time career in the culinary industry.

  • Application deadline March 23, 2018, Spring class starts April 2, 2018

  • Click the flyer for more details

  • Residents can email AEWD@hocmc.org with subject line: DC Central Kitchen or click here for more information
Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
Upcoming Information Sessions

  • Come and learn about the FSS program

  • Sessions are held at our Kensington, Silver Spring and Gaithersburg offices

  • Please click on the flyer for more information

  • To RSVP for an information session send an email to FSSRSVP@hocmc.org or call (240) 627 - 9781
Community Information
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  • 101 Lakeforest Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD

  • Presented by Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • Please click on the flyer for more information.
Financial Workshop

  • Monday, February 12, 2018

  • 10400 Detrick Ave, Kensington MD, 20895

  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

  • Please click on the flyer for more information

Fatherhood Initiative Program
Upcoming Information Sessions

  • Come and learn about the Fatherhood Initiative Program

  • Sessions are held at several HOC locations

  • Participants that register and attend will receive a free gift card

  • To RSVP to attend an information session please click here

  • Please click on the flyer for more information

Program Information
  • All fathers or legal guardians interested in participating in free activities with their children, improving relationship building skills or attending job readiness workshops, should join the Fatherhood Initiative Program TODAY! 

  • We provide a safe and supportive environment for fathers to grow and become the best role models they can be.



Resident Services
Seneca Ridge Information Session
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 

  • Seneca Ridge

  • 19568 Scenery Drive, Germantown, MD 20876

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • Please click the flyer for more information.




Vision Board Workshop
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018

  • Gaithersburg Customer Service Center:

  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • Gaithersburg Customer Service Center

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Please click on the flyer for more information


HOC Highlights
To check out highlights from the month of December and to learn more about HOC Programs, please click the link below