The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Gilchrist Multicultural Center Opens Registration for Spring Programs

Gilchrist Multicultural Center Opens Registration for Spring Programs Beginning April 11

The Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity will be holding its spring registration on April 11, 12 and 14. Registrations will be held at the Midcounty Regional Services Center located at 2424 Reedie Drive in Wheaton and the Upcounty Regional Services Center located at 12900 Middlebrook Road in Germantown.

New this spring, and in partnership with the East County Regional Services Center, is a class called “Connecting With Your Community,” which is designed to help immigrants better understand how County government works and promote civic participation.

Some of the classes that residents can register for include English as a Second Language (ESL), Citizenship Preparation, American Expressions and Idioms, Basic Computers and Spanish language classes. ESL classes are offered in both Wheaton and Germantown. Basic computers and Spanish language classes are offered in Wheaton only. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. Registrations are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals must register in person for ESL and computer classes and in person or by fax for Spanish language classes.

For more information about the spring session and registration times at the two centers, or to learn about other classes that are being offered, including non-registration-based ESL classes and pro bono legal clinics, call Dolores Ustrell-Roig at 240-777-4953.

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