The Partnerships Unit engages with partners from state, county, public, private, volunteer and philanthropic agencies, as well as higher education institutions and faith-based communities working towards a greater collective impact for Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students, families, and MCPS staff.
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Summer RISE is an initiative led by the Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Partnerships Unit in collaboration with businesses, government agencies, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations.
It is a four week/40 hour program for rising MCPS juniors and seniors to participate in a career-based learning opportunity during the summer.
Each host teaches students about their organization and how it functions as a whole, then helps the student learn about careers within their organization. The experience exposes students to career field options and provides students with advice from adults in careers they may want to consider.
Montgomery County Public Schools, in collaboration with the MCPS Educational Foundation, coordinates the GIVE BACKpacks campaign.
This campaign seeks to raise money for the purchase of new backpacks filled with school supplies for students in need. To kick off the 2019-2020 school year, 13,805 backpacks were provided to students at 50 schools, including students enrolled through the International Admissions and Enrollment Office. Since 2013, 94,648 backpacks have been donated to students. Donations are accepted year round.
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Partnerships Unit → Action Groups
Montgomery County Public Schools has three action groups comprised of parents, MCPS staff and community stakeholders to provide a forum to address barriers to student success. These groups work collaboratively with MCPS leadership to ensure equitable access and practices for all MCPS students.
For more information on the Action Groups:
To contact AASAAG, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The African American Student Achievement Action Group (AASAAG) is a group of parents, MCPS staff, and community members committed to providing a continual, transparent forum between the African American community and MCPS. We work collaboratively to develop strategies to eliminate the African American academic achievement and opportunity gap in Montgomery County Public Schools. AASAAG has cited cultural proficiency, early interventions, and structural racism as the root causes of the achievement gap, and has centered the work of the group on these areas of focus.
To contact APASAAG, please send an email to email@example.com
APASAAG represents Asian Pacific American (APA) students
and families from diverse ethnic groups, languages, cultures, immigration
histories and socio-economic status. We work with MCPS and community
stakeholders to support students and promote equitable educational
opportunities for them to reach their fullest potential in the context of their unique challenges.
To contact LSAAG, please send an email to Sonja_M_Bloetner@mcpsmd.org
The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG) was established by Montgomery County Public Schools and Latino parent and community activists to provide a continual, transparent forum, between Latino community stakeholders and MCPS policy and decision makers to work collaboratively on eliminating the Latino academic achievement gap.
For more information about the action groups, please contact any of the chairs directly or our office at 240-740-5599.
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