REAL Inclusion Program – Leadership Montgomery

Starting in FY20, Leadership Montgomery will be offering the REAL (Racial Equity Action Leadership) Inclusion program. This program examines the systemic beliefs, practices, and policies that have perpetuated racial inequities and situates that analysis within the context of organizational leadership. The program is an 8 month program.

Registration for the October 2019 program will open Summer 2019.

In addition to the REAL Inclusion program, Leadership Montgomery will also continue to offer Racial Equity Workshops during the Fiscal Year. This workshops are two-day trainings. Registration for these workshops can be found here.

The Healthcare Initiative Foundation is a funding partner of the REAL Inclusion Program.

For information regarding the REAL Inclusion program, contact Dana Pauley at

Creating Community HUBs – Thriving Germantown

On May 6, 2019, Montgomery County Media came to Captain James E. Daly Elementary school during a community meeting to highlight the work of Thriving Germantown, a community HUB that provides an integrated response to the increasing economic and social disparities found in Germantown, MD.

View the entire piece here.

Community partners help to pack children snack bags for students at Capt. James E. Daly Elementary school in Germantown, MD with Women Who Care Ministries.

Nonprofit Montgomery Funder Dialogue

Earlier this month, Nonprofit Montgomery, in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, hosted the ‘Funders Dialogue on Equity.’ The Roundtable included panelists from The Meyer Foundation, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Greater Washington Community Foundation-Montgomery County, and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.

Left to Right: Julian Haynes, Crystal Townsend, Suzan Jenkins, Elijah Wheeler, and Anna Hargrave. Photo Credit Nonprofit Montgomery.

The Roundtable provided an opportunity for local nonprofits to understand how racial equity is informing the work with local Foundation. For additional information and to follow-up on this Roundtable, visit Nonprofit Montgomery here.

Courts and Domestic Violence

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Court Watch Montgomery, Laurie Duker, in Bethesda Magazine article. Photo Credit to Liz Lynch.

In the March/April edition of Bethesda Magazine, Laurie Duker’s work is highlighted in an article by Steve Roberts. The article shares the work of Court Watch Montgomery, “…a small nonprofit that monitors how county judges deal with domestic violence and recommends improvements in court procedures.”

To read the article, click here.

To view a PDF of the article, click here.

Zip Code Ranking Project 2018

Late in 2018, Montgomery County released their Robert Wood Johnson Foundation developed report. According to the Montgomery County press release from November 2018:

“The purpose of this data is to build an equitable response to improving outcomes for all county residents.  We need to improve health and quality of life outcomes for everyone and demonstrate a tracking mechanism that will help us evaluate how our budget, policy and practice are improving outcomes for all residents.  Our goal is to utilize the data to inform our approaches in prevention, promotion, policy, practice, and planning for existing and new health programs that work to meet the public health needs of Montgomery County.” 

Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County Health Officer

To view the report, click here. To view the Montgomery County November 2018 press release, click here.