HOC Academy Newsletter | November 2019
Join the 2019 Maryland Stem Festival

October 11 - November 10, 2019

The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. In 2019, there will be hundreds of events focused on fun, interactive science learning opportunities. Students, families, friends, STEM professionals, teachers, volunteers will all enjoy events taking place throughout Maryland.

for more information.
Educators Needed
Looking for volunteer opportunities? HOC needs your help!

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

Send a letter of interest and professional references to:

Stephanie Moore
Complete the following online form to gain more insight to HOC Academy and what they have to offer you.


Adult Education, Workforce Development and Employment Opportunities
Census Bureau Information Session

Job Openings:
  • Address Canvassers
  • Census Takers
  • Census Field Supervisors

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

1801 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor
Rockville, MD 20852

Register HERE
Montgomery County Business Connect
How to Start a Business

Counseling, Classes, and Connections Available!

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00 pm

White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20904

To Register, call: (240) 777-8417,
Employment Opportunity

R&A movers, Inc. is currently recruiting part-time Office Support Staff. If interested, please submit your resume to: AEWD@hocmc.org ; subject: "R&A Movers"
Work with WMATA

WMATA Metro Operator Training Program and Hiring Event

  • Paid training
  • Benefits Package
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • and more!

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

For more information, click HERE
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 Relationship
  • Education,
  • Employment Stability and Mobility, and
  • Case Management.
F amily Self-Sufficiency
Financial Literacy

Questions about bankruptcy?

Looking for alternatives or solutions?

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Gaithersburg Customer Service Center
101 Lakeforest Blvd, #200
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Financial Literacy
Resources For Your Finances

  • Tips for improving your credit score

  • Increase housing and job opportunities

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 (5pm - 7pm)

9002 Manchester Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20901


Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 (2pm - 4pm)

12900 Middlebrook Road, 1st floor
Germantown, MD 20874
Financial Literacy Workshop
Budget Clinic

Join our Financial Literacy Workshop to learn essential budgeting and money management tips.

Monday, November 18, 2019
11:00am - 1:00pm

Cider Mill Apartments
18205 Lost Knife Circle
Montgomery Village, MD 20886

For registration, click HERE

For questions, email:
HOC's Homeownership Program
Homeownership Program

HOC offers opportunities to current HOC customers to purchase and own a home. Certain criteria must be met.

If interested, please email:
Partner Programs

Montgomery College offers courses in:

Apartment Maintenance Technician

Course Dates: Feb. 10 - April 10, 2020
Days: Monday - Friday
Times: 9am - 4pm
Campus: Rockville


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
Free GED Practice Tests
Montgomery College is offering free GED practice tests for Montgomery County residents.

Only two dates left at the Rockville and Silver Spring campuses; space is limited.

For reservations, call:
(240) 567-5644

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

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
Additional Resources
Nadim Khan Homeless Resource Day

Homeless Resource Day is a one-day, one-stop opportunity for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness to access services, resources and information.  

Thursday, November 21, 2019

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S. Frederick Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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 assitance, 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.

Save the date!

MCPS is hosting a Mental Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Gaithersburg High School.

Students, staff members and the community will be able to learn about community and school resources that support students’ physical, social and psychological well-being.

Gaithersburg High School
101 Education Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Energy Assistance
Energy Assistance is available to those who qualify !

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) can help you and your family heating costs.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit MEAP's website .