• Click on link for list of recipients.

  • The Collaboration Council announces the availability of mini-grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to middle and high school youth and those under age 21 that will help prevent their illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription and/or other drugs. Grants can range from $500 to $1,000; applicants must provide a local match (cash, in-kind) equal to 30% of the requested mini-grant amount. Applications are due November 2, 2018. This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices—Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. Click on title to download the complete details.

  • Identifying Vendor to Design the Online Learning Platform for the Youth Development Community of Practice: OS #2018-59
    Issue Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    Closing Date: Friday February 9, 2018 4:00 PM

    The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from companies, nonprofit organizations and/or qualified individuals to plan, design, and develop the online learning platform for youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified organizations/companies to design an online learning platform to meet the above purpose for the Youth Development Community of Practice. For complete details and were to send your Letter of Interest click on the title link above.

  • RE-ISSUE OPEN SOLICITATION #2016-52: Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice
    Re-Issue Date: Monday December 4, 2017
    Closing Date: Wednesday December 20, 2017 4:00 PM

    Youth Development Community of Practice
    The Community of Practice (CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education/academic programs for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, recreation, and juvenile justice, with a focus on disconnected youth ages 16-24.

    The Collaboration Council seeks letters of interest/proposals from organizations and qualified individuals to conduct workshops identified from meetings and surveys of youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. This solicitation seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver workshops with content that build/strengthen the core competencies of youth development practitioners and deepen the learning experience with facilitation guided by adult learning principles. A few solicited topics for reissue include:
    Motivational Interviewing, Creating Gender Specific Programming for Girls of Color, Adolescents and Social Media in Youth Programs, and more. Click on Title Link for complete details and how to submit your Letter of Interest.

  • Peer Connector Outreach Pilot: Open Solicitation #2017-58
    Issue Date: November 20, 2017
    Closing Date: Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
    On any given day in Montgomery County, thousands of disconnected youth (ages 16-24 who are neither in school or working) can be found in need of opportunity and reconnection to education or employment. In many cases, these youth aren’t easily identifiable and therefore aren’t steered toward reengagement activities that could improve their long-term outcomes. This solicitation seeks to identify and select a qualified community-based organization with strong ties to the East County community (Briggs Chaney, White Oak, and Burtonsville) and its surrounding neighborhoods. Qualified applicants will be organizations either willing to hire or currently having on staff at least two individuals who have lived experience having been disconnected in Montgomery County that can serve as “peer outreach connectors”. For complete details and how to submit you letter of interest click on title link.

  • The Collaboration Council has a new job opening for a Project Director. For complete details and how to submit your cover letter and resume click on the title link for a pdf downloadable file.

  • Since 2005, the Collaboration Council has been recognizing outstanding individuals and public and private organizations in our community who have made a significant difference in the lives of our children, youth and families. Please help us recognize that special person or organization at our Annual Community Event to be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the Civic Building in Silver Spring, MD. Deadline for submitting nominations is Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. For complete information and a link to the Online Nomination Form please click on above link.

  • The Collaboration Council is hiring: One part time position - Data Administrator and one full time position - Professional Development Manager. For more details click on link above.

  • The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is seeking experienced reading instructors to conduct a comprehensive reading program for children in grades 1 through 5 for the ACE Academy 21st Century Community Learning Center. Click on link above for job description and how to submit your cover letter and resume.

  • Volunteers testing for legal sales use their real, state-issued IDs, which have a bright red box around the portrait and block script that reads “Under 21 Alcohol Restricted.” In fiscal 2012, 102 of the 400 businesses that were checked sold alcohol to minors. Of those failures, servers or clerks asked for ID but still went ahead with the sale 50 times. (Source: The Washington Post, by St. John Barned-Smith and Jacob Bogage)

  • Measure failed in House committee last session; to be reintroduced in 2014

    A bill making possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil rather than criminal offense will be introduced in the coming state legislative session, after failing to advance this year. (Source: Gazette.Net by Ryan Marshall)

  • As many people have died from overdosing on heroin in Montgomery County in the last five months as in all of 2010, 2011 and 2012 combined. (Source: WTOP, by Michelle Basch)

  • Police are witnessing a disturbing trend in Montgomery County; Parents allowing their teenage son and his underage friends to drink alcohol in their homes. In a Rockville courtroom today, one local couple faced the consequences.

    (Source: WUSA9, by Andrea McCarren)