- Dec 30, 2022
Long Branch YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research)
How can CHEER create sustainable changes in Long Branch? Since its inception, and as a part of our community process, CHEER has been...
- Dec 30, 2022
COVID-19 and Food Scarcity/ CHEER’s Response
Is Montgomery County still reeling from the effects of COVID-19? What has been CHEER’s Response to Food Security in Montgomery County?...
- Sep 6, 2022
Power to the People at Power in the Park
Power to the People was the objective of Power in the Park. The play on words created a certain flair and stirred interest and energy in...
- Aug 1, 2022
Long Branch County Executive Forum
Oh, what a night! In collaboration with CHEER, MHP, the Long Branch Business League, and Sligo Branview Community Association, led by...
- Jul 26, 2022
Road to Health Class
The road to health is a slow and steady one. Since its inception, CHEER's mantra and primary focus have been holistically improving...
- Mar 20, 2022
A Conversation with Ray, CHEER’s Operations Coordinator
I recently got in touch with Ray Nosbaum. He’s worked with CHEER for five years and has held multiple roles during that time. He...
- Dec 22, 2021
Long Branch Comes Together in 2021
What a great year we had! Of course, this affirmation sounds so ironic considering that we are still suffering the effects and...
- Dec 15, 2021
Lisa Büttner Talks About Building Community and Leadership Through Gardening
I wanted to learn more about CHEER’s gardening projects, an important and perhaps less noticed aspect of the organization’s work....
- Oct 22, 2021
CHEER Keeps Promoting Vaccine Access
CHEER’s health team is always hard at work. To learn more about what the team has been up to over the past couple weeks, I turned to...
- Oct 11, 2021
Conexo and CHEER Are in the Spotlight
Over at the Takoma Foundation’s website, Conexo and CHEER have been featured in a recently posted article. CHEER’s Bruce Baker and Vanesa...
- Oct 3, 2021
Is Montgomery County Ready to Invest in Long Branch?
Systemic inequities are everywhere, and they are no less evident than right here in our own communities, especially Long Branch. The...
- Sep 23, 2021
CHEER Does the Long Branch Festival
The Long Branch Festival ran from September 10 – 12. The festival featured a variety of vendors and local organizations. There was also...
- Jul 20, 2021
Left Out in Long Branch
Bruce Baker, CHEER’s Executive Director, recently told me about the closure of the Long Branch Community Recreation Center. I then...
- Jun 10, 2021
A Conversation with Howard, a CHEER Board Member
I recently caught up with Howard Kohn, a longtime Takoma Park resident and activist. Our exchange, which has been edited lightly, is...
- May 24, 2021
CHEER Gets Ready for Camp Piney Branch
Camp Piney Branch is right around the corner. Caroline Chance, a member of the CHEER team who has been teaching for twenty-nine years, is...
- May 12, 2021
CHEER Empowers Local Communities and Promotes Vaccine Access
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most challenging public health crises that has devastated and affected our Black and Brown...