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Youth Against Hunger February 23rd, 2014

For our Youth Against Hunger program on February 23rd, 2014, the ICC was privileged to have Elizabeth McGlynn as its guest speaker. As Executive Director of Girls on the Run, Elizabeth was pleased to see so many young people gathered at February’s event (yet another packed house at the ICC!) and she was kind enough to […]

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Martin Luther King Day of Service 2014

On January 20th, the International Cultural Center was privileged to host the MLK Day of Service. 12 different organizations and over 300 volunteers gathered at the building in a spirit of enthusiasm, service and community, making sandwhiches as part of the ICC’s ongoing Youth Against Hunger event, as well food and blanket drives, pins for […]

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Delivering Culturally Competent Service in a Post 9/11 World

On Tuesday, April 8 the Montgomery Commission for Women hosted a discussion on the challenges confronting Muslim women, especially new immigrants, including issues of faith, identity and integration into American society at the Executive Office Building in downtown Rockville.  With over 60 participants made up of social service providers, interfaith community members, MCPS school personnel […]

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justArt II, Video-Editing Workshop

In partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, the ICC gathered a diverse group of Montgomery County youth, who learned (in just 3 hours) video editing skills, and then created a unique short film on the topic of alienation. These videos were based upon the students’ own creative works (original artistic content from the previous justArt […]

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ICC Founder Provides Testimony at Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 WORDE President Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi provided testimony at a hearing organized by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The   hearing “Women’s Education: Promoting Development, Countering Radicalism,” examined how expanding educational opportunities for women in countries prone to violent extremism can create economic opportunities and help counter the spread of radicalism. […]

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Fun Service

Good Deeds Day

On Thursday, April 3 more than 60 volunteers joined the International Cultural Center at Kehilat Shalom to do service projects that benefitted the needy and senior citizens in Montgomery County.  Rabbi Charles Arian hosted the event and welcomed all the participants with great zeal. Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of good deeds. All […]

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Celebrating Harmony II

On Sunday, March 23 the altar at the Church of the Ascension was aglow with music from three different faith traditions performed by artists young and old!  All proceeds from the event will benefit Youth Against Hunger, ICC’s community service program dedicated to ending hunger in Montgomery County as well as the BJC/BHPC’s Stop Hunger […]

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Family Reunification Process

Family Reunification Exercise

As part of its initiative to increase the faith community’s role in disaster preparedness, the Faith Community Working Group (FCWG) has been working with strategic partners to identify ways whereby we can collaboratively prepare for emergencies and develop the community’s capacity for disaster relief. Our participation in the Family Reunification Exercise on March 8th was […]

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White House Delegation

Montgomery County Delegation Visits White House

A delegation of Montgomery County officials was invited to the White House on March 18 by Mr. George Selim who is Director for Community Partnerships on the National Security Council.  The purpose was to discuss the Montgomery County Model developed by Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi, President of WORDE and Co-Chair of the Faith Community Working Group, […]

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Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi with Catherine Leggett

March 16, 2014 Montgomery Women’s Power Tea and Awards

Each year Montgomery Women presents the Rising Star Award to an outstanding woman leader.  This year’s award went to WORDE President and ICC Founder, Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi.   The Phyllis Campbell Newsome “Rising Star” Award honors the life of a visionary community activist and a founding member of Montgomery Women who convinced nonprofit organizations, elected officials and front […]

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