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Joint Statement of County Executive and
County Council Reaffirming 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: (English Español)

Community Guide for Immigrant Residents in
Montgomery County, MD

Many of your immigrant clients may have been coming to you for advice andinformation during this time of uncertainty.  The Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center has created a 4-page "Community Guide" in English and Español that provides resources to help immigrants understand their rights and know where to go for information or assistance.  Included in the Guide are links to fact sheets and contact information for useful local and national resources.  Please feel free to post, copy and distribute to your networks.

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 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 English, SpanishKorean, and French.  Chinese, Vietnamese and Amharic versions are coming soon.

Quick Start Guide for Immigrants

guia de inicio rapido para immigrantes


Documentary Video


Check out our new nine minute documentary video about the Gilchrist Center, created by our super-volunteer Joy C. West of WJOYProductions.

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."

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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