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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Youth Against Hunger: Sunday, October 26 from 3-5pm

Please join us in our monthly community service project, Youth Against Hunger, and celebrate Montgomery County’s Annual Community Service Week. Let’s roll up our sleeves and work to help our neighbors in need and enhance our community.   Designed upon a research-informed foundation, Youth Against Hunger bridges the intergroup divide by bringing a wide variety […]

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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Crossroads participated in the annual Diversity Leadership hosted by The City of Rockville, Maryland Human Rights Commission  on Saturday, March 29, 2014. 20 students from Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Montgomery Blair and Wootton high schools and Montgomery College participated in activities that raised their awareness of broad notions of diversity and helped them develop skills they might use in reaching out to fellow students. Crossroads also took […]

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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.

With the goal of creating what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the more beloved community,” ICC President Hedieh Mirahmadi joined local groups on June 18th to speak and listen to progress reports from the Interfaith Community Liaison, the Religious Land Use Working Group, the Faith Community Working Group and the newly formed Neighbors in […]

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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.

Thanks so much to all our volunteers who helped make this months Youth Against Hunger a packed and efficient day of community, charity and solidarity. With Summer upon us, we had a few new event staff volunteers, as well as some of our more familiar faces taking on new and different roles. All in all, […]

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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.

Speaker Kolya Braun-Greiner, Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake

On February 9th, the ICC hosted 60 people from diverse faith traditions who came together to increase community awareness of issues related to water quality at “Greening Our Sacred Grounds”. Speakers included Paul Hlavinka of the Muddy Branch Alliance and Rev. Mary Gaut from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake. The following presentations engaged congregations in […]

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