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ChesMRC Receives Challenge Grant Opportunity

Easton, Maryland, May 2, 2017 –In response to recent press releases and efforts to expand capacity to help individuals and families in our community, The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) has been offered, through a gracious donor, a $15,000.00 Challenge Grant Opportunity. ChesMRC is currently seeking $50,000.00 to expand its capacity by hiring a full […]

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Women & Girls Fund Awards Grant to ChesMRC

The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) was one of 16 Mid-Shore non profit organizations to receive a grant from the Women & Girls Fund (W&G) this year. Awarded during the 15th annual spring luncheon held on April 24th, the grant, totaling $2,250.00 will support ChesMRC’s new “ESL Computer Literacy” initiative for mother’s of ChesMRC’s afterschool students. Estela […]

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ChesMRC Hosts 1st Collaborative Community Discussion on Minority Health Disparities

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, ChesMRC hosted it’s first “Minority Health and Health Disparities Collaborative Community Discussion” to focus on health disparities specifically in Talbot County. Thanks to the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Minority Outreach Technical Assistance (MOTA) grant, ChesMRC received supplemental funding to invite organizations throughout Talbot County for a round […]

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Town of Easton & ChesMRC develop new immigration policy statement

Read Actual Article here: Star Demo Policy Statement EASTON — The Town of Easton has developed a policy statement in response to growing fears in the town’s immigrant community. The purpose of the statement is not to argue with federal immigration laws, however, but “really is to make clear what Easton’s policy is,” John Ford Easton […]

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ChesMRC partners with Mid-Shore Pro Bono – Contingency Planning for MD Families

ChesMRC is partnering with Mid-Shore Pro Bono to initiate a new program “Contingency Planning for Maryland Families Facing Immigration Enforcement”. The need for this program has come about from the fear and panic generated by the media, Facebook and foreign embassies in the immigrant community. Since January, ChesMRC has faced multiple challenges and had a surge […]

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ChesMRC appoints 6 new board members

Easton, Maryland, February 20, 2017 –The Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) has appointed six new members to its Board of Directors: Ramon Gras, Constance Hope, Robert Kelly, Dr. John Hawkins Miller, Samantha Parker and Harvey Zendt. Ramon Gras lives in Easton and presently provides legal counsel, direction and representation to businesses and individuals throughout Maryland’s […]

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Getting Ahead Program – ChesMRC partners with Talbot County DSS

In January, ChesMRC employees Michelle Hammond and Melissa Micriotti attended the Bridges Out of Poverty training provided by Talbot Family Network. The seminar and training helped attendees learn how to use a new “lens” when looking at poverty. The seminar helped them gain a deep understanding of the Bridges strategies and processes, it developed effective poverty reduction strategies […]

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Mid-Shore Community Foundation awards ChesMRC grant for FY17

ChesMRC was recently awarded $4,500 from The Mid-Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) for FY 2017. This grant will help contribute to ChesMRC’s initiatives for 2017 with the Immigration Clinic and Resource Center. Since the center became fully accredited in May 2016 to provide immigration legal assistance and translation services to our Clients, ChesMRC has assisted 253 individuals with […]

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CHESMRC Afterschool Program Enjoys Scavenger Hunt at Harris Teeter

Easton, Maryland, December 12, 2016 – Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center (ChesMRC) Afterschool students took a field trip to the Easton Harris Teeter Grocery Store, where they participated in a healthy scavenger hunt and tour. With the assistance of Harris Teeter’s Assistant Store Manager, Tonya Skinner, the students searched through the local grocery store, identifying foods […]

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ChesMRC celebrates 2nd Annual Thankful to Wellness Event

ChesMRC celebrated our 2nd annual Thankful to Wellness event held Thursday, November 17th and welcomed over 60 adults and 100 children. Thanks to the Healthy Habits grant funded by Talbot Family Network, ChesMRC was able to provide healthy food and fun, educational activities for everyone that attended. Several families also donated healthy food dishes including roasted […]

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