International Cultural Center

Mission

ICC is a community center where people of diverse backgrounds can come together to engage in community building programs, social action projects and educational programs built to promote pluralism and social cohesion based on mutual respect and harmonious coexistence.

Goals

  • Promote the participation of individuals and families with various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds in civic engagement, cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue, and community service.
  • Develop a vibrant community of engaged citizens with the resources to peacefully mitigate any social and political conflict through effective cross-cultural approaches.
  • Decrease a culture of misunderstandings, fear and violence.

History

Realizing that real action and change must take place at the community level, in 2011 WORDE established the International Cultural Center (ICC). The establishment of this center, located in a 10,000 square foot facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has given WORDE the wonderful opportunity to transform policy into action.

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Participate in a Focus Group and Earn a $50 Amazon Gift Card – Sat., May 9

We’re partnering with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in research to discover ways to bring the diverse cultural communities of Montgomery County closer together, and to make our communities safer for everyone: including your friends, your family, and you. If you are a resident of Montgomery County, join a focus group and earn a $50 Amazon Gift […]

The Crossroads Program provides culturally proficient counseling and access to social services for Montgomery County residents (with low to moderate incomes).

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With current events affecting the youth, law enforcement, and communities across the nation, Dr. King’s words challenge us to action in a way that will honor his legacy and make our communities safe. The Youth Summit, held on April 8, 2015, involved a dialogue on youth advocacy, community policing, strategies for curbing violence, and building […]

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The ICC’s dynamic community building programs are designed to foster mutual respect for various cultural and ethnic traditions, while developing new friendships and avenues for collaboration.

Faith Leaders Response Team Group Picture

On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the Faith Leaders Response Team including representatives from the Baha’l, Buddhist, Christian, LDS, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist faith communities met at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville for progress reports and further training related to responding to emergencies and relating to persons with mental illness. It included a […]

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Over the last year, youth and families from the Greater Washington DC area have participated in a range of activities at the ICC that promote social action through service-learning projects.

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With current events affecting the youth, law enforcement, and communities across the nation, Dr. King’s words challenge us to action in a way that will honor his legacy and make our communities safe. The Youth Summit, held on April 8, 2015, involved a dialogue on youth advocacy, community policing, strategies for curbing violence, and building […]

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Attend hands-on workshops, seminars and town hall discussions with policymakers, analysts and academics on critical issues that affect our community such as conflict resolution, domestic violence, and the impact of violence on our youth.

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With current events affecting the youth, law enforcement, and communities across the nation, Dr. King’s words challenge us to action in a way that will honor his legacy and make our communities safe. The Youth Summit, held on April 8, 2015, involved a dialogue on youth advocacy, community policing, strategies for curbing violence, and building […]

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