Impact Silver Spring

October 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Glass Designs, Sells ‘MoCo Strong’ T-Shirts

Wanting to help those who have been hardest hit by the global pandemic, Councilmember Evan Glass designed two T-shirts displaying a MoCo Strong logo. “We are all in this together, and for me that means we are MoCo Strong. We are one strong community,” Glass said. All proceeds from the sales of these two t-shirts […]

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May 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 1 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, May 1. It’s the Jewish holiday Yom Ha’Shoah, which translates in English to Holocaust Remembrance Day. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Takoma Park City Council Meeting: Takoma Park’s City Council meets tonight from &:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Takoma Park Community Center. For more information, check out […]

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February 25, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Council Recognizes Black History Month With Special Program Tuesday

County Council to Hold Black History Month Program The Montgomery County Council will hold a special program to commemorate Black History Month. The Council will discuss the importance of preserving and honoring the County’s African American history and therefore its connection to fostering racial equity. “Black History Month is a time for all of us […]

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April 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for April 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, April 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Equity Policy: Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Navarro is expected to introduce a resolution during today’s council session that would develop an equity policy framework requiring the county to question how budget and policy decisions impact equity. 2. Save a […]

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September 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Muslim Foundation Donating Fresh Meat to Charities

The Montgomery County Muslim Foundation is distributing 5,000 pounds of fresh meat to several Silver Spring and Takoma Park charities this weekend, the organization said. At 9:30 a.m., the meat will be distributed at Impact Silver Spring, 8644 Piney Branch Road. For information, call Carlos Iglesias at 301-549-0761. At 11 a.m., the meat will be […]

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July 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Organizations Partner to Host Bystander Intervention Training to Combat Hate

Hate-based incidents across the region is why a local group, Showing Up for Racial Justice Montgomery County Chapter, is teaming up with the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition and Impact Silver Spring, for a series of active bystander intervention trainings. “This was a request after a woman approached us,” Danielle Ring, SURJ member, said. “Her […]

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July 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Parks Petition Asks Officials to Acknowledge Racism in Public Displays (VIDEO)

Charlotte Coffield has lived in Silver Spring for more than 80 years and said she remembers it as a segregated place where blacks couldn’t even eat at the same restaurants as whites. “We could not go to dress shops and try on clothes,” Coffield said. “We couldn’t try on hats. If you handled it, you […]

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May 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Grant Helps Youth in Low Income Areas Play Sports in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

For many parents in Montgomery County, allowing their children to play sports is a cost they are unable to afford. In an effort to help bridge what they call an opportunity gap, staff at IMPACT Silver Spring are helping families with that costs thanks to grants and contributions from the community. IMPACT was recently awarded […]

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March 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Community Forum in Silver Spring Focuses on Immigration

Dozens of Silver Spring and Takoma Park residents gathered at the Long Branch Community Center on Tuesday night to talk about immigration. The meeting, sponsored by Impact Silver Spring, was in response to the community’s concern. “People are concerned about what’s happening in terms of immigration and people want to have relevant information,” Sara Mussie, […]

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January 30, 2015 | Lindsey Seegers

You Say Potato, I Say Patata

I’ve shared before how much our clients value our Cooking Matter at the Store grocery store tours. We’ve reached over 500 participants in this wonderful program, and at least once a month a client calls to share: “I really never knew that it was cheaper to buy in bulk! I’m saving on my grocery bill […]

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