Catch up with The Civic Circle:
College student Fabio Garay led an outstanding workshop on voting with Civic Circle students. Fabio has moved to University of Maryland from Montgomery College, but he is still active in the voter registration group MC Votes. Fabio shared why he is registering his peers to get out and vote, and helped students create a “word wall” on how they can “be the change” and “make their voices heard” by voting. Thank you, Fabio!
At The Civic Circle, we like to start with a song. Big thanks to Munit Mesfin for getting the students singing and dancing, and to Montgomery Housing Partnership for this great kickoff to another season of fall workshops!
How do you get young kid excited about voting? Poet Malachi Byrd used Hip Hop, super heroes and creative writing to fully engage students in a recent Jack & Jill of America workshop. Thanks, Jack & Jill and Malachi for making this event a success!
The Civic Circle was honored to speak at a Networking Fiesta hosted by Montgomery County’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at Guapo’s in Bethesda. It was a great way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and share The Civic Circle’s mission with Hispanic business leaders, who turned out in force. Also presenting were WorkSource Montgomery and the Montgomery County Public Schools, and the county’s Economic Development Corporation. Thanks to School Board candidate Julie Yang for sharing this
The Civic Circle is gearing up for a busy fall schedule that includes continued collaboration with Montgomery Housing Partnership, a new democracy program at Gaithersburg Elementary School with Carpe Diem Arts, and after-school workshops through Montgomery County’s Excel Beyond the Bell program. We will also be creating web-ready curriculum materials that will be made available county-wide, thanks to ongoing support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Summer sped by, and school’s start