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The Gilchrist Center is a gateway for Montgomery County's immigrants.  Our center provides information and referrals to programs and services offered by government agencies and community organizations. Our aim is to: 

  • strengthen immigrant communities' life skills through English and basic computer classes, and
  • increase their knowledge to prepare for civic life and/or U.S. citizenship.

The Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center is a community where residents can contribute their talents to help others. It is a testament to Montgomery County’s commitment to building one of the world’s most welcoming communities.

The Center is part of Montgomery County's Office of Community Partnerships (OCP). We work together with the County's Community Liaisons to the Latino, African, Caribbean, and Asian communities. Modeled after Welcoming America's national welcoming framework, we have created a Welcoming Framework for Montgomery County, MD.