HOC Academy Newsletter | January 2020
Family Self-Sufficiency, Youth Programs, and Resident Services Programs
Family Self-Sufficiency Program Information Sessions

All HCV recipients are welcome to join these informative sessions.

Learn vital information on:
  • Education access & skills training
  • Becoming an entrepreneur
  • Improving credit and reducing debt
  • And, much more!

4 sessions available at 2 HOC locations. See flyer for more information.

Email: [email protected] to attend, or call
(240) 627-9781
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.

Send a letter of interest and professional references to:

Stephanie Moore
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


(240) 627-9728
Useful Links for STEM programs in Montgomery County

Maintain Your Housing
HOC's Resident Services division invites you to join us for a small discussion on tools and tips to successfully maintain your housing.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
HOC Customer Service Center
101 Lakeforest Blvd, Suite 200
11:00am - 11:30pm

To RSVP, email:
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. 

  • 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
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,
  • Education,
  • Employment Stability and Mobility, and
  • Case Management.

For more information, visit:
Partner Programs
Apartment Maintenance Technician

Course Dates:
Feb. 10 - April 10, 2020

Days: Monday - Friday

Times: 9am - 4pm

Campus: Rockville

For more information, visit: Montgomery College's Website
Certified Nursing Assistant

Course Dates:
Feb. 10 - April 23, 2020

Times: 9am - 4pm

Campus: Takoma Park / Silver Spring

Course dates and times vary and some requirements apply.

For more information, visit: Montgomery College's Website

Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG)

Orientation date and testing schedule:
January 15, 2020 at 6pm

Montgomery College
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Cafritz Building (CF) Room 239
930 King Street
Takoma Park, MD 20910

Course Dates: February - June 2020
Days: Monday - Thursday
Times: 6pm - 9pm
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Job Opportunities
Customer Service Jobs
January 8 & 14, 2020
Testing session at 6:00pm

Building Trade Jobs
January 4, 2020
Testing session at 8:30am

Careers in Education
January 4, 2020
Testing session at 9:00am

Healthcare Jobs
January 8 & 14, 2020
Testing session at 6:00pm

Leasing Certification
January-May 2020
Classes from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Technology Jobs
January 6 & 8, 2020
Testing session at 6:00pm

Free GED Practice Tests
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 you must meet certain requirements.

Space is limited!

To RSVP, call: (240) 567-5644
Income 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
Family Resource Links
Montgomery County Public School - 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.

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