Community Action Board Sponsors Free Advocacy Training Program for Low Income Residents

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For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 25, 2016 Community Action Board Sponsors Free Advocacy Training Program for Low Income Residents The Montgomery County Community Action Board is accepting applications for its Leadership Development Institute (LDI), a free program that includes training workshops led by Community Action Board members, elected officials, and other guest speakers; and hands-on opportunities for participants to advocate for their communities. The program begins with an orientation session Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and there are five Saturday sessions beginning November 5. There will be an opportunity to testify before the County Council in April and the final session is Wednesday, May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Most sessions will be held in Silver Spring but other locations will be used as well. Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Dependent care and travel reimbursement will be available for all participants. Eligible participants must be Montgomery County residents and earn $54,000 or less. Residents can apply online at montgomerycountymd.gov/communityaction. Applications are due by Friday, September 9. The Community Action Board is the County’s federally designated anti-poverty group. The Board serves in an advisory role to the County Executive and the County Council, and as an advocate for residents with low income. The Board provides governance to the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Action Agency programs, including Head Start. For more information or to request accommodations, please call the Community Action Agency at 240-777-1697 or Maryland Relay at 711. # # # Release ID: 16-439 Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

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