Partnerships Unit

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 students and their families as well as staff.


  • To build partnerships which engage, enhance and expand student learning and success in alignment with strategic priorities of our school system.
  • To support student opportunities to learn about workforce development and careers.
  • To expand and enrich learning opportunities particularly in the content areas of Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM).
  • To build upon, enhance and support existing partnerships to ensure of student success.
  • To create and engage new partnerships which support student readiness to attend college or pursue a career.

Learn More about Central Office Managed Partnerships

Contact Us

850 Hungerford Drive, Room 130
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-5596
Staff Emails and Contact Info

Summer RISE

Summer Rise logo

The Summer RISE program is collaborative effort between MCPS and WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. that provides rising juniors and seniors with an enriching summer career development experience at local Montgomery County businesses and nonprofit organizations. Through this program, students are introduced to the structures of businesses and industries, the role of technology, and the importance of customer service in every profession. If you are interested in becoming a career host or would like more information about the program, please click on this link.


MCPS Give BackPacksMontgomery 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 2017-2018 school year, 18,534 backpacks were provided to students at 82 schools as well as to students enrolling through the International Admissions and Enrollment Office. Donations are accepted year round. If you would like to make a donation or want to learn more about the campaign, please click on this link.

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 practices for all MCPS students.

The groups and co-leader contact information are as follows:

AASAAG (African American Student Achievement Action Group)

James Allrich, MCPS Co-Chair
Frances Frost, Parent Co-Chair

To contact AASAAG, please send an email to

Mission Statement: 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.

APASAAG (Asian Pacific American Student Achievement Action Group)

Ting Mei Chau, Chair
Shruti Bhatnagar, Vice-Chair
Adam Lee, Vice-Chair

To contact APASAAG, please send an email to

Mission Statement: APASAAG is an advisory body whose members engage in regular dialogue with MCPS to provide input and feedback on issues affecting the Asian Pacific American (APA) community and advocate on behalf of APA students. APASAAG works with MCPS and community stakeholders to address supports for APA students and promote opportunities for them to reach their fullest potential in the context of the unique challenges of a community that is comprised of diverse ethnic groups, languages, cultures, immigration histories and socio-economic status.

LSAAG (Latino Student Achievement Action Group)

Sonja Bloetner, MCPS Co-Chair
Elena Reis, Parent Co-Chair

To contact LSAAG, please send an email to

Mission Statement: 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 301-217-5370.

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