HOC Academy Newsletter | February 2020
Family Self-Sufficiency, Youth Programs, and Resident Services Programs
Educators Needed
Looking for volunteer opportunities? HOC needs your help!

Come support HOC's after-school programs throughout Montgomery County by becoming a tutor for elementary school students.

Please send a letter of interest and professional references to:

Stephanie Moore
Girls Got IT!
At "Girls Got IT" you can learn the skills that will prepare you for a career in web design or other exciting fields. Start your journey and challenge yourself with our 6-week course created for girls in grades 6-8.

Date: Feb. 3 - Mar. 16, 2020
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

To register, email: [email protected]
Silver Knights STEM Club
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get involved with robotics, animation, coding, and creation!

February - March 2020

Seneca Ridge Apartments
19568 Scenery Drive
Germantown, MD 20876

For more information and registration, email or call:

(240) 627-9681

Do You Have 2020 Vision?
HOC has special programs in place to help you set your sights for a great 2020 year.

  • to set goals,
  • time management,
  • and other personal achievements you may have in mind.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

To RSVP, email: [email protected]
Adult Education, Workforce Development and Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities

  • Are you looking for a new career, need workforce training, or need assistance with your resume or practicing for your interview? Request a referral to Worksource Montgomery by messaging [email protected], subject: Worksource

  • Demolition Services, Inc. is currently seeking a full time General Laborer.  If you are interested in working in this field or have experience and are currently searching for employment, please submit your resume to [email protected], subject: Demolition Services, Inc. Demolition Services, Inc. website

  • R&A movers, Inc. is currently recruiting part time Office Support Staff. If you are interested in working in this field or have experience and are currently searching for employment, please submit your resume to: [email protected], subject: R&A Movers R&A Movers website
Fatherhood Initiative
Opportunities for Fathers

HOC's Fatherhood Initiative seeks to strengthen families by strengthening fathers.

This curriculum covers all aspects of being a father including:

  • Responsible Parenting,
  • Healthy Relationships, and
  • Education

For more information, visit:
Partner Programs
Free GED Practice Tests
The Montgomery County's Trio-Educational Opportunity Center will be administering FREE GED practice tests.

Practice tests may be taken at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus or Rockville campus.

Many test dates are available but certain requirements must be met.

For more information, click HERE to learn about eligibility requirements and test dates .

To RSVP, call: (240) 567-5644
Apprenticeship Career Fair
Empowering Women in the Trade

Woman in the trade industries apprenticeship career day offers:

  • Resume review
  • Interview tips from certified career professionals
  • Workshops
  • Career Fair in the afternooon with opportunities for onsite interviews with HR professionals and hiring managers.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

To register, click HERE
Free Tax Preparation

Get the most out of your federal income tax!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering FREE income tax preparation for Montgomery County residents.

Make an appointment at:
VITA's website , or call (240) 777-1123
Master Class Series Dance
Come and learn about, experience, and improve your craft with one-on-one guidance from local, national, and international experts and practitioners of various arts.

Many dates and times available!

Montgomery Blair High School
51 University Blvd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Visit: www.mwfta.com
Educational Opportunity Center

  • Admission Counseling
  • Financial Aid Counseling and FAFSA application assistance
  • Scholarship Search
  • Official Practice GED Test
  • Academic Advising
  • Career Advising
  • Financial Literacy Advising

Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available through Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education and the Montgomery College Foundation for qualified students pursuing career path courses with the intention to obtain entry-level employment.

Click HERE for more information
Click HERE for a list of courses.

Workforce Development Sequence Scholarship 2019-2020 School Year

NEW! All students applying for this Sequence Scholarship must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Visit FAFSA to fill out the online form. Please use Montgomery College school code #006911.
WorkSource Montgomery Programs
WorkSource Montgomery
Career Development

Montgomery County’s Young Adult Opportunity Program team can guide you on your path to independence and self-sufficiency. Assess your strengths and interests. Counselors can help you with the skills you want:

  • Job Preparation Skills

  • Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Interview Coaching / Mock Interview

  • Training Opportunities

  • Resume Building

  • Parenting Workshops

For more information, call: (403) 808-1021
Additional Resources
Want to learn new skills and exercise your creativity? Check out these new FREE classes offfered by GB Youth Media. Classes located in the Silver Spring Library.

Register HERE
Quieres aprender nuevas habilidades y ejercer tu creatividad? Echa un vistazo a estas nuevas clases GRATUITAS ofrecidas por GB Youth Media! Todas las clases tienen lugar en la Bibilioteca de SIlver Spring.

Registrese AQUI
Family Resource Links
Montgomery County Public Schools - Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement

This valuable Community Resource Guide has great information for MCPS students and their families. The guide offers numerous phone numbers and contact information for organizations in and around Montgomery County that can offer assistance with shelter, counseling, mental-health counseling, food assistance, and much more.

Student and Family Support and Engagement

The Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement is committed to providing the services and programs needed to promote positive school cultures and advance the academic, physical, social and psychological well-being of every student.

Visit their website today.

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County's website offers vital information on events, updates, pending legislation, and resources for all Montgomery County residents. Also, learn how to get in touch with your member of the County Council.

Early Learning Program
The GBCI Early Learning Program engages both parents and children (up to 4 years) and focuses on building your child’s vocabulary through play.

When: 10 week sessions in fall and spring, dates and times to be determined

Where: Most sessions at Gaithersburg library or Asbury Methodist Village

Contact: Michele
Phone: (301) 216-4090 [email protected]