Category: Nonprofits

Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Tim Abrahams

Tim Abrahams, Abrahams Lawn Service Inc. Tell us how Abrahams’ Lawn Service came to be? I started mowing lawns in the downtown Silver Spring area off Dale Drive where I grew up at about age 12. Built the business up during high school and continued while at University of Maryland. After college I got a real job and hated it! So I started doing landscaping full time. What inspired you to make serving our community a part of the fabric of your business? When my son started kindergarten at Sligo Creek Elementary around 2005, I noted the grounds where...

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Arts on the Block plans move to Silver Spring Library

AOB apprentice artists show design work to clients. Photo courtesy Arts on the Block. Arts on the Block has been chosen to occupy about 4,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the Silver Spring Library, moving from its Kensington location. The nonprofit, which has been in the county for 15 years, trains interested students from age 12-21 to design and produce mosaics for individuals, corporations and public entities. The work provides practical experience in the arts, and workforce training for students who would like to go into an arts-related profession. “We’ll be expanding our mosaic studio,”...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Michelle Tebor

Michelle Tebor, Founder, Silver Spring Creative Reuse What is Silver Spring Creative Reuse? Silver Spring Creative Reuse is a community grassroots project. We collect unwanted art and office supplies and donate them to local teachers for educational and creative repurposing. We believe that teachers should not have to pay out of pocket for materials that already exist for free in our communities. By diverting these materials from the waste stream and into our classrooms we are reducing our environmental impact and teaching sustainability to the next generation. How did the idea come about? I am passionate about art education,...

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A Wider Circle Inspires Brazilian Youth to Join Anti-Poverty Movement

Students from Brazil recently volunteered at A Wider Circle. Photo by Kathryn Schoenberger. Guest post by Amy McKeever A Wider Circle is poised to widen its own circle—this time to include Brazil. Last month, 50 high school students from across Brazil visited the Silver Spring nonprofit to learn about its compassionate approach to ending poverty, which has earned recognition locally and in the philanthropy sector. They are committed to bringing this approach home with them. “It surprised me how everybody [at A Wider Circle] is so committed and how they work so hard to give people opportunities and give it with...

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CREATE Arts moving to Silver Spring Avenue

Photo courtesy CREATE Arts Center. CREATE Arts Center is leaving its current home on Thayer Avenue and moving a few blocks away to the Atrium Building at 914 Silver Spring Ave. The center, a nonprofit visual arts organization that’s been in Silver Spring since 2003, will relocate into the space formerly occupied by Roadhouse Oldies. In addition, Jeremy Flick, CREATE’s executive director, said the group was knocking down a wall to take over The Highwood Theatre’s black box space, giving the group a total of 2,250 square feet. “We are all very excited about this opportunity. This new facility...

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