HOC Academy Newsletter | February 2019
Adult Education and Workforce Development
WorkSource Montgomery Program Calendar
  • Looking for employment? Need assistance with your resume and interviewing skills? WorkSource Montgomery is here to help!


  • Need a referral? Email AEWD@hocmc.org using the subject line "WorkSource".
Scholarship Opportunities
Applications Being Accepted for The Bernie Scholarship
Scholarship funds are available for individuals who seek college or vocational training.

Applications due Friday, March 1, 2019.
Visit berniescholarships.org to apply.

For more information,
view flyers in Amharic , English or Spanish .

Tony S. Davis Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
Attention high school seniors headed to college this fall
you could be the next recipient of the Tony S. Davis Memorial Scholarship!

Applications due Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
Visit www.hocmc.org to apply.

HOC Youth Academy
Pop-Up Wednesdays Offer STEAM Fun for HOC Youth
Join HOC Academy and Mad Science for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Pop-Up Wednesdays for just $5 per student, per session!

Grades 1-5 Sessions | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Grades 6-8 Sessions | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
February 13, March 13 and April 10, 2019

Six-Week HOC Media Club
Stu dents in grades 8-10 who want to showcase their creativity by writing scripts, directing, filming and producing video are invited to join HOC Academy's Media Club!

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Mondays
March 4 - April 8, 2019

Georgian Court Apartments
3600 Bel Pre Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906

After six, weekly hands-on sessions, students will learn the secrets of media production. Only $5 per participant for all six sessions!

Be sure to register by February 25, 2019!
HOC Academy Presents Workshop for Future Engineers
HOC Academy invites future engineers, grades 6-8, to design, build and showcase your creations!

Engineering Workshop
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Explore engineering concepts with Army lab researchers!

Georgian Court Apartments
3600 Bel Pre Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906

Register by February 25, 2019.
HOC Academy STEAM in NYC
HOC Academy invites students, grades 9-12, with a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics for an overnight trip to The Big Apple!

Sunday, March 31 - Monday, April 1
New York City
Register by February 25, 2019

As part of this educational trip, students will visit the City University of New York's Advanced Science Research Center to see STEAM concepts in action! Space is limited.

Sphero Robot Takeover at Mobile STEM Workshop
STUDENTS (GRADES 6-8)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm | Saturday, April 6, 2019
Join researchers from the Army Research Lab and cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for a full day of hands-on learning about Sphero Robotics! Breakfast and lunch is included!

PARENTS (OPTIONAL)
8:30 am to 10:00 am | Saturday, April 6, 2019
Parents are invited to an information workshop to learn about STEM programs, internships and scholarships from U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the Army Research Lab.

Space is limited. Register by March 15, 2019.
U.S. Military Academy at West Point Offers
Enhanced STEM Learning Opportunities
The Army Educational Outreach Program offers STEM apprenticeship opportunities for middle school, high school and college students. Click on the links below for more information. Please notify us at AEWD@hocmc.org once your application has been submitted.

High School and College Students
  • Click Here to Learn About STEM Apprenticeship Opportunities

Middle and High School Students
  • Click Here to Learn About the GEMS (Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science) Summer Program
  • Click Here to Learn About the GEMS Near-Peer Mentor Opportunity
Additional Resources
Special Opportunity for Fathers
  • 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.

  • The Fatherhood Initiative is open to any father that has children living in HOC housing, participating in HOC housing programs, or on the HOC waitlist regardless of age.

RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program
FREE tax preparation assistance by trained volunteers is available to
low-to-moderate income Montgomery County taxpayers!


Schedule appointments at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/taxaide or call (240) 777-2577.
Month in Review at HOC
For highlights of the people and places that shape our community, click on the photo below to see the latest episode of "Month in Review at HOC" on YouTube!