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Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrations in Montgomery County started with the first Executive Hispanic Gala to help Latino dreamers achieve higher education (see video above). 

Montgomery County Hispanic Community Facts:

  • According to the U.S. Census, Montgomery County has the largest percentage of Hispanics in Maryland: 17.9%. 
  • 28.8% of Montgomery County's elementary school children are Hispanic.
  • 10% of Montgomery County’s businesses are Hispanic owned, compared to 5% of the entire state.

See this video about how Hispanic students are excelling beyond the bell. Also, hear some of our leaders talking about Hispanic businesses in the area. And last but not least, watch this video in Spanish to see how Hispanics in Glenmont made history by participating in the first bilingual public hearing at the Council.  

For more videos in Spanish go to the CCM playlist, 'En Español'