Community Engagement Sub Committee
Who We Are
The work of this committee is to grow MCEA’s relationship with both our established community partners as well as working to build our capacity with new and untapped resources. Members will be asked to participate in and keep the larger committee abreast to the activities of the larger Montgomery County Community as well as keeping them in the loop of MCEA activities. Our desire is to identify opportunities where we can work side by side to improve education experiences and opportunities for all children in Montgomery County.
The goal of this subcommittee is to move beyond transactional relationships with the community organizations and the Montgomery County community. As educators, we are a powerful group existing in every part of the Montgomery County community and we want to take that power and bust out of our silos to join with other stakeholders working for the cause of public education and a better Montgomery.
What We’ve Done
Over the past year, we have worked with our community partners CASA, CUAH, and Progressive MD. MCEA has partnered with 13 other community organizations and individuals to create an education-focused action group focused on ensuring that in Montgomery County kids come first. The work of this action group, NO GAP Montgomery County, is focused on working to ensure that ALL learners have access and equity (education and racial) in Montgomery County.
During the upcoming year, be on the lookout as the Community Engagement subcommittee will be participating and sponsoring various activities (i.e., community conversations, food drive, Read Across America, Teacher’s Appreciation, Townhalls, and winter clothing drive) throughout our community. Come out and join us for our first few events. Join us on Saturday August 24th from 10 am- 2 pm at the MCPS Back-to-School Fair. Also, join us and participate in the Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Be on the lookout for email. Fliers, and donation bins.