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January 29, 2015

County Executive Leggett Seeking Applicants to Fill Three Openings on Our Board


County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies for private sector members on our Board of Directors. The deadline to apply is February 11th. 


As a quasi-public nonprofit, our board is comprised of nine private sector members and 12 members representing public child-serving agencies. Private sector applicants may be advocates for services to children, youth and families, providers of services for children and families (employees of private non-profit agencies that receive County or Collaboration Council funding are ineligible), parents of children who receive or have recently received services of the type funded by our organization, individuals between 18 and 25 years old, business owners and managers, leaders of civic and community service organizations, or leaders of religious organizations.  


Click here for the County Executive's full press release and for information on how to apply.  

Understanding Sexuality and Gender to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness Workshop  

Coming February 16th 


The Collaboration Council is excited to announce a new workshop, "Into the Rainbow: Understanding Sexuality and Gender to Promote Social-Emotional Wellness." 
Timothy's experience working within schools, outpatient mental health facilities, and government agencies has provided him with a vast knowledge and respect for how multiple systems work together. 
This workshop will be presented by Timothy Elliot, MSW, LCSW, from the Rainbow Youth Alliance where he coordinates and facilitates all programming.

The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) supports the community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning teens and their allies - known as rainbow teens. RYA envisions a future in which rainbow teens have access to safe, nurturing environments where they are respected, listened to, and given information and skills. 

The workshop will be held at the Collaboration Council office,12320 Parklawn Drive, Conference Room #1 on February 16th. For more details including how to register please click here!

Our Excel Beyond the Bell Network News


Check our latest e-newsletter, "Excel Beyond the Bell Network News!"  It will be produced bi-weekly by our new Excel Beyond the Bell Assistant, Chase Hicks, who started working with us in December.  Recently, Chase graduated from Williams College with a Bachelors of Arts in History and a concentration in Africana Studies. "I am hoping to help increase the influence and capabilities of Excel Beyond the Bell within the county," Chase explains, "as well as maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the program." He also was born and raised in Montgomery County and graduated from Winston Churchill High School in 2009.

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