HOC Academy Newsletter | August 2019
Community Highlight
 HOC customers must  register  by  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 , to receive supplies.
Please note, only students who attend the event will be guaranteed a backpack. 
Adult Education, Workforce Development & Employment Opportunities
Tuition Assistance Available for 911 Dispatch Academy

If you're interested in a career as a 911 dispatcher, tuition assistance may be available for training at Montgomery College's Training Safety Institute.

Community Advocacy Training

 Applications are being accepted for the Community Advocacy Institute presented by the Montgomery County Community Action Board.

You'll learn basic advocacy skills and get opportunities to advocate for important issues in the community.


Applicants must be Montgomery County residents with a combined household annual income of $55,000 or less.
Financial Literacy
Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget
Back to school shopping doesn't have to break the bank. Come learn smart shopping tips to stretch your back-to-school budget!

6:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

HOC Gaithersburg Customer Service Center
101 Lakeforest Blvd., Suite 200
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

For more information, email FLCoach@hocmc.org .
Family Financial Health Workshops
No matter your age or stage, the time to improve your overall financial health is now!

Attend one of the following FREE workshops designed for teens and adults:

Credit Reports and Score (ADULTS)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Saturday, August 17, 2019
Tanglewood Apartments

Automobile Purchasing (TEENS)
5:30 - 6:30 pm Thursday, August 15, 2019
Towne Centre Place

5:30 - 6:30 pm Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tanglewood Apartments

For more information, email FLCoach@hocmc.org .
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Free one-on-one in-person or virtual financial coaching sessions are available to all HOC customers!

Schedule Your FREE Coaching Session Today

Call (202) 750-7731
Time for a Credit Check-Up?

Don't let poor credit stop you from obtaining employment or housing, learn what steps you can take today to improve your credit health!

The Credit Clinic
5:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland
(Open to HOC Customers Only)

2:00 - 4:00 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019
Germantown, Maryland
(Open to All)

For more information, email FLCoach@hocmc.org .
WorkSource Montgomery Program Calendar
  • Looking for employment? Need assistance with your resume and interviewing skills? WorkSource Montgomery is here to help!

  • Please email AEWD@hocmc.org using the subject line "WorkSource" to receive a referral.
Additional Resources
Family Self-Sufficiency Program Information Sessions
Housing Choice Voucher customers who want to begin their journey toward economic independence and self-sufficiency – the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is for you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Kensington)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm (Gaithersburg)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Gaithersburg)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Kensington)

FSS empowers participants with education/ training opportunities, financial literacy counseling, credit repair assistance, and more!
Email  FSSRSVP@hocmc.org or  call (240) 627-9781.
Special Opportunity for Sherwood High School Juniors and Seniors
Parents of college-bound juniors and seniors at Sherwood High School, come learn about what resources are available to your child as they prepare for college.

6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Olney Library Meeting Room
3500 Olney Laytonsville Road
Olney, Maryland 20835

For more information, contact Stephanie Moore at (240) 627-9699.

For information on additional resources throughout Montgomery County, visit the  Montgomery County Community Action Agency  and  sign up   to receive their monthly newsletter!
July in Review at HOC
For highlights of the people and places that shape our community, click on the photo below to view the "Month in Review at HOC" on YouTube!