Earlier this month, we took part in an event that epitomized a crucial component of MHP's identity: partnership. In collaboration with Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection, MHP is distributing reusable grocery bags filled with resources on green living to residents of MHP's 1,700+ properties so they can take advantage of energy- and money-saving opportunities that also will help protect the environment. These bags will be given to families as they move into MHP properties too, as a welcoming gesture.
We kicked off this campaign at MHP's Beall's Grant Apartments in Rockville, which has many green features and is in a walkable community with easy access to commercial areas, workplaces, and mass transit. The launch event included County Executive Marc Elrich, DEP Director Adam Ortiz, and County Councilmember Sidney Katz (click on image at right to access a news feature on the event).
This partnership is a reminder that collaboration is central to achieving MHP's mission of housing people, empowering families, and strengthening neighborhoods. Whether it is teaming up with Manna Food Center to provide healthy eating information and fresh vegetables to our residents, or partnering with Washington Conservatory of Music so our afterschool students can learn how to play violins, or bringing financial literacy workshops to our residents with the help of Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union, one thing is clear: Working together, we can have a bigger impact on the lives of our residents.
As always, thank you for your partnership, which is a source of great strength as we work together to ensure all of our neighbors have access to quality, affordable housing.
In gratitude --
Robert A. Goldman
P.S. We are incredibly proud of Cleydi Pacheco, a long-time MHP early childhood educator who is being recognized as an emerging leader by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers. More details are below.
2019 Emerging Leader Award Winner
MHP's Cleydi Pacheco has been selected as the 2019 Emerging Leader by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND). Cleydi is an innovator. She launched MHP's preschool enrichment program, which today has grown to serve nearly 100 young children. She also serves as a crucial source of information and support for families living in MHP's Amherst and Pembridge communities in the Wheaton area. For many residents, she is like a member of the family. We look forward to celebrating Cleydi on June 11 at HAND's annual meeting. We are very proud of her!
GATOR Students Visit Botanic Garden
MHP’s Community Life programs continue to provide our youth with experiences beyond the classroom. As part of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum, elementary school students in the Great Achievers Toward Outstanding Results (GATOR) program visited the U.S. Botanic Garden to learn about pollination and photosynthesis.
Students expanded their knowledge by engaging in hands-on activities, creating flower models, preparing nectar (sugar) solutions, and testing glucose levels with refractometer tools. They also enjoyed touring the indoor gardens and seeing the United States Capitol building.
Capitol Hill Update
We welcomed U.S. Rep. David Trone to a recent donor thank you reception, where he shared updates on affordable housing and other key issues of importance to Montgomery County residents. Thank you, Rep. Trone!
Annual Golf Tournament
We're just a few weeks away from the annual Norman Christeller Golf Classic on Monday, June 24, at the Hampshire Greens Golf Course. Please join us to golf for a cause. You will be supporting programs that encourage young people to become future leaders.
Sponsor a hole! Contact Eva Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org, for sponsorship information. For general information, contact Charlotte Garvey, email@example.com. You also can learn more from the MHP website.
Follow Your Dreams
Two eighth-grade students from Silver Spring International Middle School are working on a school assignment that requires them to help their community by using their passion. Since these students are passionate about dance and gymnastics, they decided to provide instruction to students in MHP's Greenwood Terrace Homework Club, developing a routine. The middle-schoolers say they hope this process will help impart to the younger students that it is important to focus on your passion and follow your dreams.
Building Dreams Tours
Join us for a one-hour Building Dreams Tour to get a closer look inside MHP’s affordable apartment communities in Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Wheaton.
When: Friday, Spetember 13, 12:30 - 1:30pm
Where: 7610 Maple Community Center
7610 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912
Learn more here or contact Jaimee Goodman, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the image to get a flyer.
For 30 years, Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP) has created quality affordable homes in Montgomery County. Through its affiliates, MHP has developed 1,900 affordable apartments, condos, and townhomes. We also work to enhance the vitality of the neighborhoods where affordable housing is located, and offer Community Life Programs for the residents.