Crossroads Community Food Network is building a healthier, more inclusive food system in Maryland’s Takoma/Langley Crossroads.
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Carpe Diem will work with the Essex House community to run Parent Support Groups, Quilting Conversations, a Parent Engagement Workshop, and Healthy Cooking Workshops. These workshops are designed to help parents learn and practice tools to improve school involvement, community engagement including family dynamics.
A school-based program at Takoma Park Middle School and Montgomery Blair High School encouraging girls in grades 6–12 to explore their identity, increase their self-esteem, and build their character in a safe and nurturing space. The program supports girls’ growth over a 9-year continuum by helping them understand their potential and life choices, learn creative strategies to become leaders, and break their family’s cycle of poverty using education as a vehicle.
After school sessions offering targeted students support in designing and implementing high-quality STEM projects. Third, fourth and fifth grade science teachers will target outreach to students likely to have insufficient support at home for completing and/or purchasing materials for their Science Fair project. School counselors may assist in identifying potential students. Volunteer time and resources will also be sought from parents, community members, and local college students to further support these after school sessions.
In hopes of strengthening community ties, the Hampshire Towers Tenant Association will sponsor two events aimed at bringing seniors and youth together—a holiday party and a movie night during winter break.
Support in funding the purchase of two water tanks to help with the Garden’s renovation.
A workshop providing education and technical assistance for those interested in starting and operating worker-owner businesses (cooperatives). IMPACT seeks to build an ecosystem to help grow the promising co-op model—one that’s been shown to be an effective means of building wealth and reducing dependency on safety-net services by low-income individuals—in our community.
Support for outside maintenance and special activities, including a workshop by landscape designer Alison Jones, of this primarily volunteer-maintained community garden—a venue bringing together neighbors and sparking botanical conversation.
Silver Chips is the award-winning newspaper published by students from Montgomery Blair High School. It is published both in print and online.
Just minutes from Washington, D.C., the Takoma/Langley Crossroads is a busy shopping district with over 200 shops and restaurants offering a unique shopping experience with an international flair.