February 12, 2016

CHEER’s dedication to community and civic engagement spurred an area program, “Coffee Conversations,” that brings together local residents and organizations to discuss and analyze issues and needs for the community.

Supporting the idea of collaborative work between organizations, CHEER e...

February 2, 2016

Healthcare is more available now than at anytime in the past. The Affordable Care Act and Montgomery County’s Safety net clinics make primary health care available at unprecedented levels. Two County programs, Montgomery Cares and Care for Kids programs, provide subsidies to p...

October 7, 2015

The Long Branch Health Enterprise Zone has changed its name to Healthy Long Branch and has become a pathway to pacesetter community within the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s 100 Million Healthier Lives Campaign.This represents a stronger commitment to addressing the social dete...

October 6, 2015

As part of our ongoing Civic Engagement Campaign, and in advance of the 2015 Takoma Park City elections on Tuesday November 3rd, CHEER Community Association has collaborated with local neighborhood and tenant associations to organize a mayoral  and council candidate forum in ward 4...

September 30, 2015

Following the events culminating in drastic rent increases and displacement of some residents at Hampshire Towers Apartments in ward 6 of Takoma Park in August 2015, the CHEER Community Association has organized a meeting with several tenant association and rental community leaders for...

September 25, 2015

Takoma Park City Elections will be held on Tuesday November 3, 2015. CHEER (Community Health & Empowerment through Education & Research), in collaboration with local neighborhood associations, has developed a survey to learn about the campaign issues important to residents of Takoma Par...

August 6, 2015

Results from July 2015 Civic Engagement Focus Groups

 

In July CHEER convened two focus groups to look at the barriers to civic participation in Takoma Park and Long Branch and how to overcome them. The groups included both low income and immigrant residents. Below is a consolidated list...

July 14, 2015

The Long Branch Partners is a collaboration of different organizations and agencies that serve the Long Branch community. A Long Branch Partners meeting led by CHEER was held last Thursday July 9th at the Long Branch Library. The purpose of the meeting was to create a common space in wh...

July 10, 2015

The CHEER Community Association (CCA) is a tool designed to help tenants in Long Branch and Takoma Park build and maintain community, and improve their quality of life.  We help tenants start, sustain, and improve their Tenant Associations.  We help tenant associations address common pr...

July 2, 2015

Back in April CHEER was awarded a $50,000 Healthcare Initiative Foundation grant to conduct a pilot outreach and referral program that has two major goals.

  • First is to get low income uninsured people in Long Branch and Takoma Park into primary care treatment.

  • Second is to help p...

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