Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Give the Gift of Giving…to the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

As we approach the end of the year, please consider contributing to one of Silver Spring’s most dynamic community organizations—the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

Because SSTCi is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization, your contributions—of any amount—are fully deductible from your 2010 taxes.

Please make your checks payable to Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. (or SSTCi) and mail them to SSTCi, % Jon Lourie, 8700 Georgia Avenue, Suite 300, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

SSTCi's "Tribute to America's Veterans" Concert" A Huge Success

Performers from the youth dance programs, Future Shock and Mighty Shock performed at the 3rd Annual “Tribute to America’s Veterans” Concert, held on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 7 pm. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.

The “Tribute” Concert was sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, in partnership with the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., Round House Theatre, and the Maryland Youth Ballet.

In addition to Mighty Shock and Future Shock, the “Tribute to America’s Veterans” concert featured dance performances by the Maryland Youth Ballet, Contradiction Dance and musical performances by Silver Spring’s Jonny Grave and the jazz/blues fusion group, C. Henry Woods Troupe, featuring the Jazz Bombers.

Our special guest was Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland’s 8th Congressional District who made Veterans Day remarks and presented a certificate of recognition from County Executive Isiah Leggett to Hospital Corpsman Indira Kozak, currently serving in the U.S. Navy. Maryland State Delegate Tom Hucker presented a proclamation from the State to the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.

Special thanks to Jennifer Nettles of Downtown Silver Spring, Don Berkemeyer of Groove Jet, Jonny Grave, Alyce Jenkins of Maryland Youth Ballet, Danisha Crosby and Andrea Locke of Round House Theatre, Lisa Norman of Mighty Shock/Future Shock, Ida Campbell of WPFW-FM, Kelly Mayfield of Contradiction Dance, Charles Wood of the C. Henry Woods Troupe, featuring the Jazz Bombers, Congressman Chris Van Hollen and State Delegate Tom Hucker.

The Executive Producers of the "Tribute to America's Veterans" Concert were Alan Bowser, Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., Danisha Crosby, Round House Theatre, Alyce Jenkins of Maryland Youth Ballet, and Greg Hamilton, Vietnam Veterans of America.

Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. at Discovery's Inaugural the first-ever "Discovery Impact: Creating Change"

The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. was selected as one of our Silver Spring community's nonprofit organizations to join the inaugural program of Discovery Communication's "Creating Change" program.

During the marathon probono event, 200 of the creative minds that support Discovery's networks and businesses year-round will lend their expertise to nonprofits, like SSTCi< in need of marketing, communications and creative services — Stay in touch on Discovery Blog, through @DiscoveryComm and the #ourimpact hashtag on Twitter.

Discovery will assist Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. in developing a state-of-the-art website to help promote our mission of developing community-based arts & entertainment program for the new Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza.

For more information, email

Discovery Impact: Creating Change Nonprofit Organizations

* 826DC
* Abilities Network
* Alice Ferguson Foundation
* Alliance for Workplace Excellence
* Anacostia Watershed Society
* Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
* Bikes for the World
* Cheetah Conservation Fund
* Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services (CAUSE)
* Community Connections
* Docs In Progress
* Education Strengthens Families Public Charter School
* Family Services, Inc.
* The Friends of Patterson Park
* GlobalGiving
* Great and Small Therapeutic Riding
* Hero Dogs, Inc.
* Housing Opportunities Community Partners, Inc.
* Icing Smiles, Inc.
* KaBoom!
* KEEN Greater DC (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now)
* love.fĂștbol
* Manna Food Center
* Mentoring to Manhood
* N Street Village
* National Center for Victims of Crime
* National Forest Foundation
* NewSchools Venture Fund
* Next Step (One Love Project)
* People Animals Love
* Polaris
* Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
* Rainbow Place
* Reading Partners
* Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.
* Street Law, Inc.
* Tara’s House Animal Rescue
* Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.
* The Washington Animal Rescue League