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Literacy Council of Washington County to Offer Tutor Training Workshops: Sept. 29 & Oct. 6 at Benevola United Methodist Church from 9 am-3:30 pm

Posted on:Thursday, September 27th, 2018 @ 12:14 pm

  Would you like to help someone who is struggling to read? How about boosting someone’s confidence by helping them learn to speak English? The Literacy Council of Washington County promotes literacy by providing free individualized reading and writing instruction to non-readers and low-level readers, and conversational skills to the non-English speaking community. Become a …

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Hagerstown Community College to Host Session on How Apprenticeship Can Grow Business October 3rd 11 AM – 1 PM

Posted on:Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

Maryland offers valuable tax incentives and training reimbursements for registered apprenticeship employers. Please push this out to your personal network. This is a great opportunity for our business community to learn how the apprenticeship program works. Hagerstown Community College Apprenticeship for Small Business Technical Innovation CenterMaryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

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Washington County Public Schools Office of School Counseling Hosting Presentation on Financial Aid Options: 6 PM, October 3rd

Posted on:Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

    Washington County Public Schools Office of School Counseling is hosting Isaiah Ellis presenting on Financial Aid, FAFSA, and MHEC scholars: 6 PM, October 3rd at the CES Board Auditorium. This presentation is ideal for 12th and 11th grade students, their parents, and guardians.

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Newly Formed Community Veterans Engagement Board (CVEB) Convening to Help Improve Outcomes for Veterans: Meeting 11 AM Thursday, October 10th

Posted on:Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 @ 3:33 pm

Do you or does your organization serve veterans in Washington County? Are you interested in convening with other community members to help improve outcomes for veterans in our county? If so, please consider attending a meeting for the newly forming CVEB (Community Veterans Engagement Board) on Thursday, October 10th at 11:00 AM. The meeting will …

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More than 1,000 volunteers turn out for United Way’s Day of Caring in Washington County

Posted on:Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

This year, 1,520 volunteers participated in 118 service projects at 101 sites throughout this big-hearted county! More than 1,000 volunteers turn out for United Way’s Day of Caring in Washington County

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Bester Community of Hope celebrates good things happening in Hagerstown: 3 PM Saturday, September 22nd

Posted on:Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

“The community will be treated to free live music, games, local resource vendors, carnival games, train rides, laser tag and more from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Bester Community Of Hope is a San Mar Initiative with specific strategies for positive outcomes for the children and families of the Bester Elementary School neighborhood.” …

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WCPS Education Foundation Launches Super Readers Initiative to Enhance Literacy

Posted on:Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 3:03 pm

Super Readers is a  mentoring program that matches volunteers with kindergarten and first-graders who need extra help getting up to speed with their reading skills. Super Readers volunteers sign up for one-hour slots during the school day to work one on one with students considered to be behind in reading, recording their progress following each session. …

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FREE Financial Education Classes

FREE! Sign up today at KELLI@REACHOFWC.ORG

Posted on:Friday, September 21st, 2018 @ 2:41 pm

FREE financial education classes being offered by the Financial Education Partnership-Washington County and the Washington County Free Library. Sign up to attend theses FREE classes at the library in October. See the attached flyer for additional information.

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Business and Community Leaders Learn About ACT’s WorkKeys Program at Hagerstown Community College

Posted on:Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 @ 2:54 pm

Hagerstown Community College wants to launch drive to boost workers, employers

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Hagerstown Community College President Jim Klauber Spoke About Closing Skills Gap at Washington County Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Meeting

Posted on:Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 11:29 pm

Hagerstown Community College President Jim Klauber spoke Wednesday about the skills gap in Washington County, and how HCC is working to partner with local businesses to close the divide. He was the featured speaker at the monthly Eggs and Issues breakfast hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Herald Mail: Hagerstown Community College working …

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