The Equity Center is a community recovery and social enterprise endeavor in the heart of Montgomery County serving particularly vulnerable and historically ignored communities in Montgomery County whose challenges have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Mission is to further equity, overcome systemic poverty, and improve the quality of life in the GMV (Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village).
The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately devastated communities already vulnerable to systemic inequities, social/ethnic marginalization, and immigration insecurity. The Equity Center exists to offer effective solutions to post-pandemic recovery needs through innovative ideas, nimble infrastructures, and collaborative approaches.
We offer the following services:
Providing culturally appropriate fresh produce, staple foods, and resources:
Providing holistic care physically, emotionally, and spiritually
Economic resources and training
Connecting constituents with available services
Providing space for community connection
Our Core Values: Dignity, Hospitality, and Community
We live out these values through the Equity Center. The aim is to not only meet the practical needs of constituents but also further the higher needs for individual agency, self-worth, personal connection, and belonging.