Meet the Ascend community partners in Maryland

Allegany County Human Resources Development CommissionCumberlandAllegany County Human Resources Development Commissionwww.alleganyhrdc.orgascend-network
Bowie State University, BowieBowie State black-and-native-family-futures-fund psp-community
Cara AleyAnnapolis2012-ascend-fellows ascend-fellows
Center for Urban FamiliesBaltimore CityCenter for Urban
Christina ChurchBaltimoreMaryland Department of Human
Community Action Council of Howard County MarylandColumbiaCommunity Action Council of Howard County
Daria Willis, ColumbiaHoward Community Collegewww.howardcc.edu2021-ascend-fellows psp-leadership-circle ascend-fellows psp-community
Deana Around HimBethesdaChild Trendswww.childtrends.org2022-ascend-fellows ascend-fellows
Dr. Barbara GaultSilver SpringSocial Equity psp-community
Dr. Joseph WrightCheverlyUniversity of Maryland Capital Region family-prosperity-innovation-community
Dr. Rohini AnandPotomacRohini Anand family-prosperity-innovation-community
Frederick Community CollegeFrederickFrederick Community
Garrett County Community Action CommitteeOaklandGarrett County Community Action
Gregory FowlerAdelphiUniversity of Maryland Global psp-community
Horizon Goodwill
Housing Authority City of
Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc.WestministerHuman Services Programs of Carroll County,
Hylden’s Advocacy &
Johns Hopkins University, International Arts + Mind LabBaltimoreJohns Hopkins University, International Arts + Mind
Joseph JonesBaltimore CityCenter for Urban ascend-fellows
Judy Center Early Learning Hub of Washington CountyHagerstownascend-network
Marta Alvira-HammondBethesdaChild
Maryland Community Action
Maryland Department of Human ServicesBaltimoreMaryland Department of Human
Maryland Family NetworkBaltimoreMaryland Family
National Black Child Development InstituteSilver SpringNational Black Child Development
Office of Maryland Governor Larry HoganBaltimoreOffice of Maryland Governor Larry
Ready at FiveBaltimoreReady at
Sarita Gupta, Silver SpringFord fp-advisors-2020 family-prosperity-innovation-community
Tonja RuckerCheverlyNational League of Citieswww.nlc.org2022-ascend-fellows ascend-fellows
United Way of Central MarylandElkridgeUnited Way of Central
US Dream AcademySilver SpringUS Dream Academywww.usdreamacademy.orgascend-network
Wes ascend-fellows
WorkSource MontgomeryWheatonWorkSource
Yoslin Amaya HernandezRockvilleGeneration psp-community
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