Ribbon Cutting: MoCo ReConnect Drop-in Center
On June 22, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council, through MoCo ReConnect, celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new Youth Re-engagement Drop-in Center, located in Wheaton.

The Drop-in Center is a unique approach in Montgomery County as the only dedicated youth space specifically centering the needs of youth ages 16-24, particularly those impacted by housing insecurity and seeking alternative opportunities to traditional education pathways.
“This is what Montgomery County is all about. It's about the fabric of our social safety net making sure that every organization, whether it’s Collaboration Council or LAYC, and so many others, have a part to play in this,” said Evan Glass, Montgomery County Council Vice President, who celebrated the event as part of Pride Month activities.

MoCo ReConnect values youth as decision-makers and has centered the design of the space and programming around the voice of its Youth Action Board. The Re-engagement Center brings together, for the first time under one roof, a collaboration of agencies providing outreach, case management, education, housing assistance, and employment training.

To learn more, watch a 90-second video with highlights from the ribbon cutting, visit the MoCo ReConnect website, and read the press release.
In celebration of Pride Month, Councilmember Evan Glass offers this resource for events and LGBTQ+ Resources. 

In addition to the service and programs offered through MoCo ReConnect, located in Wheaton, MD, more resources can be found at the MoCo Pride Center website

If you need services or information, contact the MoCo ReConnect Team at 202-420-1161.
On June 25, MoCo ReConnect co-hosted a Pride Youth Open Mic featuring poetry, stories, and songs at Woodside Urban Park.
Promoting The Basics in Montgomery County
On June 21, representatives from Collaboration Council's Basics team participated in the Summer Community Day at Harriet Tubman Elementary School, where they shared information with parents and caregivers about The Basics five parenting and caregiving principles that help to improve the cognitive and social-emotional development of children age 0-5.
To learn more about The Basics in Montgomery County, visit the program's web page.
Thank you for your continued support of children, youth and families in Montgomery County.
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