HOC Academy Newsletter
May 2018
Program Highlight
HOC Academy in partnership with HOC’s Fatherhood Initiative program hosted their 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Day on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at our East Deer Park location. STEAM Day is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our current STEAM participants as well as introduce all HOC families to the STEAM programs available through HOC Academy. Additionally, HOC’s Fatherhood Initiative and Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) programs leverage this event to meet and begin a dialogue with prospective program participants. During the event, attendees were able to speak with several HOC Academy programming partners including Mad Science, Inc., Girl Scouts of America and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. There was also a STEAM presentation by the Rockville Robotics team, who will compete in the 2018 STEAM world championship. There were five interactive STEAM stations, a video game truck and each child received a KiwiCo Crate STEAM set to work on at the event and take home. KiwiCo Crates were created to celebrate kids’ natural creativity and curiosity, while helping parents who want to bring enriching experience to their children. More than 80 HOC customers registered and attended the event.
Special Announcements
The Tony Davis Memorial Scholarship

The Tony Davis Memorial Scholarship honors students who have achieved academic excellence, acted as leaders in extra-curricular activities, and completed numerous hours of student service learning dedicated to our community. You are eligible to apply if your are:

  • A graduating high school senior

  • Planning to attend a college or university next fall

  • You/your parent(s) receive an HOC subsidy

  • Applications must be completed and submitted no later than Tuesday, May 31 20, 2018.

  • Please click here to apply and for more information

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

MC Summer Camp Registration

  • Registration for Montgomery County Parks and Recreation camps are now open.

  • Click here to learn more information

Adult Education & Workforce Development
Young Adult Employment Readiness Program

  • HOC young adults, ages 18 to 24 are invited to attend a series of employment readiness workshops hosted by Worksource Montgomery and A Wider Circle.

  • Please click here for more information

AWC Job Prep Bootcamp

  • Presented by A Wider Circle

  • 9159 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • (301) 608 - 3504

  • For more information click the flyer

WorkSource Montgomery (WSM), the workforce development resource for Montgomery County, Md., announced its newest initiative, Launch Montgomery, and is currently recruiting future business starters for its 2018 program. WSM is providing funding for 100 young adults to participate at no cost in this mentorship and experiential learning program. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first round starting in early May.

For more information contact Lauren Davis at (240) 641 - 6741 or ldavis@worksourcemontgomery.com .

Checkout Three New Employment Opportunities

  • Three New Job Opportunities

  • If you are interested in applying for one or more of the job opportunities listed below, please contact AEWD@hocmc.org.

  • Demolition Services, Inc: Laborer - Common

  • Hamel Builders, Inc: General Laborer

  • Visionary Concepts & Construction, Inc: General Laborer

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



FSS Saturday Workshops
  • FSS Saturday Workshop presented by Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh-Day Adventist Church

  • FSS will host its Saturday workshops in partnership with Emmanuel Brinklow in honor of Mother's Day.

  • Saturday May 12, 2018

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • 10400 Detrick Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

  • Click the flyer to learn more.



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.



Resident Services
May Financial Literacy Workshop

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904

  • For more information click the flyer

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