Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

February 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

HHS Committee to Receive Update on Refugee Resettlement

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will hold a meeting on refugees and people seeking asylum on Thursday. The committee will discuss available services for refugees, asylum seekers, and receive an update from resettlement organizations. Participants include the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Lutheran Social Services, all of […]

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November 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Navarro Headlines Small Business University Networking Event (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro was the keynote speaker at the Small Business University event held at MCM studios on Nov. 18th. During her address, Councilmember Navarro talked about the various resources available to the small business community in the county. Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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August 2, 2015 | Aline Barros

More Than 7,000 Gather at the Salvadoran Festival in Wheaton (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival celebrated Montgomery County’s Salvadoran community on Aug. 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Wheaton. The festival, in its sixth year, featured Salvadoran food, vendors, local dance groups and musical entertainment. More than 7,000 people, according to officials, danced at the sound of cumbia, salsa, merengue, Rock in Spanish, and reggaeton. […]

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February 23, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo of Daniel Koroma

Meet Daniel Koroma: Community Liaison for African and Caribbean Communities

He started to volunteer in community events in 1999. After working in the financial industry for more than seven years, Daniel Koroma decided it was time to part ways with the company where he worked at the time. Today, Koroma is the community liaison for African And Caribbean Communities. He also oversees the Gilchrist Center […]

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October 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

New Gaithersburg Library Opening on Jan. 4

Save the date:  new Gaithersburg Library is scheduled to open Jan. 4. The Gaithersburg Interim Library, located on the second floor of Lakeforest Mall, will close its doors on October 31. See, Interim Library at Lakeforest Mall to Close Oct. 31 (Video). Its staff will be busy moving materials and preparing to open the newly […]

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