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Visit our new Citizenship page to learn about Montgomery County's collaboration with Cities for Citizenship, a coordinated communications and outreach campaign to encourage eligible community members to naturalize this y ear.  Included in this effort are robust programming and events to support naturalization.

Visit our Programs page to see what we're offering in Summer and Fall 2017 at our four sites throughout Montgomery County, MD.

The Gilchrist Center maintains comprehensive and updated resource lists on various topics that may be helpful for immigrant communites, including job-readiness programs, computer literacy classes, citizenship application help, and more.

Immigration Information and Resources for Providers and Residents:   
Frequently A sked Questions (updated 4/11/2017)

Our nonprofit partners serving Montgomery’s immigrant communities are getting lots of questions from worried residents, and they have been asking us for help.  From the questions we are hearing from the community, we have updated our December community guide into a new document: “  Immigration Information & Resources for Providers: Frequently Asked Questions” ( Spanish) Please feel free to post, copy and distribute to your networks.  To supplement the resources found in the FAQ, please visit our Community Resources page to access more resources, including dates of upcoming legal clinics.  

Joint Statement of County Executive and 
County Council Re affirming Community Values

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the members of the Montgomery County Council issued a joint statement on January 30, 2017 to reaffirm the County’s tradition of building and maintaining a safe and inclusive community for our residents – the core values that have made Montgomery special. View the joint statement here: ( EnglishEspañol)

The Gilchrist Center is celebrating the 15th anniversary of our service to Montgomery County's immigrant communities with a new name, new logo, 15th anniversary report, documentary video,  and a new resource guide.

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide for Immigrants in Montgomery County, MD
In a quick glance, the "Quick Start Guide for Immigrants in Montgomery County, MD" offers the top resources immigrants and newcomers may need when getting started in Montgomery County. The guide is available in  EnglishSpanishFrenchKorean, Chinese and Vietnamese. An Amharic version is coming soon.
15th Anniversary Report to the Community
The Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity was created in 2001. Read about our history and evolution, and meet some of the community members the Center has touched throughout the years, in our " 15th Anniversary Report to the Community."

Documentary Video
Check out our new nine minute documentary video about the Gilchrist Center, created by our super volunteer Joy C. West of WJOYProductions. Click on the top black section of the video to see it in full screen.


About Us

The Gilchrist Center is Montgomery County's official welcome center for immigrants and newcomers.

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The Gilchrist Center offers a variety of programs and services to the Montgomery County community.

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Resources and Publications

Links to useful community resources and service providers that will meet your needs.

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Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center
Headquarters 2424 Reedie Rd., Suite 220 · Wheaton, Maryland 20902 · 240-777-4940
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