International Cultural Center


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.


  • 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.


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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Faith Leaders Response Team (FLRT) Meeting: Safeguarding our Places of Worship

Leaders of any faith tradition are invited to a meeting on Safeguarding our Places of Worship. MCPD officer will present how to respond to an active assailant; securing your facilities, etc. And we will discuss how faith leaders will support any faith community or person of faith who becomes a victim of an act of prejudice, […]

  • Christ Congregational Church 9525 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • December 7, 2016

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


Position: Social Worker or Counselor (minimum of LGPC/LGSW required) Description: The International Cultural Center (ICC) is looking for a part time social worker or counselor for the Crossroads program. The Crossroads Program provides counseling, case management, group support and positive youth development programming for individuals and families, with low to moderate incomes, within Montgomery County. […]

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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.


On Thursday, October 27 the Emotional & Spiritual Care Volunteers (ESCV) met to process their experience of serving at the Red Cross Shelter and Family Reunification Center set up immediately after the gas explosion and fire at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring on August 11. Earl Stoddard, Director of OEMHS, and Jim McClelland, […]

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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.

Back to School Supplies 2_2016

With the support from the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring, we were able to create 37 backpacks filled with school supplies. 30 of these were donated to the Stepping Stones Shelter and 7 were donated among the local refuge families. Thank you for your generous donations!

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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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