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February 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Council Declares February as Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice along with other members of the Council declared February as Black History Month in Montgomery County on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  In a heartfelt speech, Rice touched on the progress the Black community has made in the County and the country.  Director of Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, James Stowe […]

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March 6, 2015 | Aline Barros

First Lady Michelle Obama, MoCo Nonprofit Changing The Story of Mental Health In America (VIDEO)

Know the five signs. That was the message at the kick off of “Changing Direction on Mental Health” campaign where more than forty organizations, including Montgomery County’s Umttr, pledged to change the story about mental health in America. Umttr and other local leaders partnered with Given an Hour- a nonprofit founded to meet the mental […]

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March 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

photo of Olde Towne Youth Center

Gaithersburg Awarded Medal for Let’s Move Initiative

The National League of Cities (NLC) has recognized the City of Gaithersburg for completion of a key health and wellness goal for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. LMCTC is a major component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s comprehensive Let’s Move! initiative, which is dedicated to solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. Gaithersburg […]

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February 26, 2015 | Aline Barros

Nonprofit of The Week: Umttr

Umttr is a Montgomery County nonprofit that works with teens and young adults to prevent teen suicide, bullying, and depression. Their message is “Every Life Matters.” The nonprofit was a teen initiated effort in memory of Winston Churchill Sophomore Evan Rosenstock. Back in January, Evan’s mother, Susan Rosenstock, talked to MyMCMedia at a teen suicide prevention […]

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