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Dr. Francine Jamin, Director
Montgomery College
7600 Takoma Avenue
Takoma Park, MD  20912

Telephone:  (240) 567-1385
Fax:  (240) 567-1669



FlagThe mission of the Paul Peck Institute for American Culture and Civic Engagement, established at Montgomery College in January 2004, is

• To celebrate and increase knowledge of American culture, history, principles, and political traditions; and

• To inspire informed civic participation about critical issues affecting the local, national, and global communities.

Located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, the Institute serves the students, faculty, and staff of the entire College, the neighboring community, and ultimately the nation.

Though it addresses political as well as cultural issues, the Institute never endorses a candidate or subscribes to a partisan platform. Rather, it reflects the free and democratic spirit, and the sweeping diversity, of the country itself.

In August 2004, and again in July 2005, the Institute was awarded a By the People grant from PBS-MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to support its Jefferson Caféâ initiative, to “enhance the level of engagement of everyday Americans on foreign policy and its local implications.”