HOC Academy Newsletter
June 2018
Program Highlight
HOC's Food for Thought Contest
At HOC, we strongly believe that high-quality, stable housing can serve as a platform for achievement among adults and children alike. Rooted in that principle, HOC sponsored its 18 th annual “Food for Thought” academic achievement awards and essay contest, celebrating HOC youth achievements in the classroom. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, HOC hosted an awards ceremony and interactive family event to celebrate the Food for Thought honorees.

More than 120 attendees celebrated the accomplishments of HOC students in grades 3 through 12 who have achieved a 3.0 grade point average or higher with an evening of food and fun at Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Gaithersburg. Six outstanding students were honored for achieving a 4.0 grade point average and three students were recognized as the winners of the essay contest and received gift cards.
Special Announcements
Fathers Matter Father's Day Event

HOC's Fatherhood Initiative program is hosting a FREE Father's Day event.

  • Saturday June 16, 2018

  • 231 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

  • Click the flyer to register

  • For more information, contact Fathersmatter@hocmc.org
Youth Academy
HOC Youth Academy Summer Camps

  • Registration is open for our Robotics, Media Production and Girls Got IT! Summer camps.

  • All HOC students are welcome to apply

  • Please click the flyer for more information

Young Science Explorers Program

  • Young Science Explorers Program is partnering with HOC to host an off-site summer camp for HOC middle school students.

  • 6th to 8th grade students

  • July 30 - August 3, 2018

  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Cost: $15 per student

  • Click the flyer for more information

  • Click here to register

Adult Education & Workforce Development
ESOL for Healthcare Jobs

  • The Montgomery College ESOL for Healthcare program will help you learn English and basic skills you need to work in entry-level healthcare jobs.

  • If interested, you must attend one of the ESOL for Healthcare Jobs orientations and testing sessions.

  • For more information, please send inquiries via email to ESOL@montgomerycollege.edu.

  • Click the flyer to learn more.

ESOL for Customer Service Jobs

  • The Montgomery College ESOL for Customer Service program will help you learn English and basic skills you need to work in entry-level customer service jobs.

  • For more information, please send inquiries via email to ESOL@montgomerycollege.edu.

  • Click the flyer to learn more.
ESOL for Building Trades Jobs

  • The Montgomery College ESOL for Building Trades program will help you learn English and basic skills you need to work in entry-level building trades jobs.

  • If interested, you must attend one of the ESOL for Building Trades Jobs orientations and testing sessions.

  • For more information, please send inquiries via email to ESOL@montgomerycollege.edu.

  • Click the flyer to learn more.
Employment Opportunities
New Employment Opportunity

  • Architect Intern - Bennett Frank MacCarthy Architects, Inc.

  • If you are interested in applying for this job opportunity please contact AEWD@hocmc.org.

  • Click the attached flyer to learn more about the job opportunities.
New Employment Opportunity


  • Sherwin Williams Hiring Event

  • Sherwin Williams is seeking to fill various positions such as Delivery Driver, Sales Associate, and Part-time Sales Associate.

  • A hiring event will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:00 am

  • Spanish Catholic Center: 201 E. Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 3rd floor

Family Self Sufficiency
FSS Information Sessions
  • FSS is a 5-year voluntary program that assists Housing Choice Voucher residents in achieving economic independence and self sufficiency in over a five to seven year period.

  • To learn more about the program, come to an FSS information session.

  • Click the Flyer to see upcoming sessions.



Fatherhood Initiative Program
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.



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