The Power of Peer to Peer Coaching

Today Project Change has the pleasure of a Master Coach, Lynn Feingold, who is taking the team through the process of Peer to Peer Group Coaching, the practice the team know as Bells and Whistles at each training meeting. It…..

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Who Are We?

WHO WE ARE AmeriCorps, often called America’s “Domestic Peace Corps,” was founded in 1993 by President Clinton. Each year, federal funds administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)  are given to Maryland and distributed through the State’s…..

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2018-19 Team

We are delighted to introduce our newest participants for Project Change. These young men and women represent a diverse reflection of our state and aspire to give something back to the young people of Maryland. Jenny Mendez -Guerrero at MHP…..

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Apply 2018-19

LOOKING FOR INSPIRED VOLUNTEERS Project CHANGE Montgomery is looking for the most talented and inspired volunteers, young or old,  to apply to join the team for the 2018-2019  service  year. We have some exciting new partners where members will serve…..

Join AmeriCorps
We are members of AmeriCorps serving Montgomery County Public Schools

Why Join AmeriCorps? Project CHANGE Montgomery offer members great benefits

Professional Development

We offer our members a training program every other Friday that teaches a variety of skills such as financial management, meditation, storytelling and more!

Education Award

We offer our members a scholarship to a community college or university after completing a year of service with us. Some colleges and universities match the awards received from AmeriCorps and you have up to 7 years to use it.

Health Insurance

We offer our members health insurance to help our members with medical issues that come up during their year of service.

Explore your interests in Education

We always hear from members that AmeriCorps gave them an opportunity to explore what careers in the Education field they would like to have. Let us do the same for you. Come explore your interests with Project CHANGE Montgomery!

News & Updates

Project CHANGE & Kemp Mills Excursion to University of Maryland

AmeriCorps Project CHANGE were part of a special excursion day at Kemp Mills Elementary  today where, led by member Diane Rubio, the team accompanied the Grade 4 and 5 classes to the University of Maryland, on a science adventure. The…..

There is Life After AmeriCorps- The Alumni prove it

Today Project CHANGE had a special training and Re-Union all rolled into one. The occasion was to reflect on the last few months of service and what comes next. Founder Judy Lapping ran the team through the process of using…..

The ABC’s of Financial Literacy

Today at training, Project CHANGE was treated to an expert  financial manager, Maria McElhenny, former Chevy Chase bank manager and entrepreneur. Maria did not pull any punches and said her passion is to scare young people into facing financial realities,…..

The Good News of the Half Yearly Check Ins

It is always heartening to visit all the members and their Supervisors for their Half Year Check-in and hear the good news of the amazing service delivered by the Project Change members. Of course, there are challenges but not once…..

Meeting with Supervisors Today

Always good to hear the good news and feedback from the front lines of the service- from the Member’s Supervisors, who met today at GBTLA -Project CHANGE offices, to catch up and review the  last 6 months. Here are some…..

MYSCORE-Project CHANGE innovating a new Approach

WHY THE APPROACH? Our students these days are used to being tested on a regular basis. Critics  would say, they are tested more than they are taught. The teachers and the test givers obtain the students’ scores, share them with…..

When I simply Listen-When Someone truly Listens to me- A Team poem

When I simply Listen I am more conscious of what the speaker is saying I matter I get sleepy I feel I am doing what I am meant to do I seem to lose focus and need to catch myself…..

Learning to Tell Stories that Matter- Noa Baum

In between her book tour and her performances, Noa Baum stopped by Project CHANGE today to share her skills. Since our program believes so much in the power of narrative to help us deepen our experience of service and to…..

Stories about Members- Wendy at Saturday School

Ms. Pintado, the AmeriCorp member has been helping to edit college entrance essays, creating outlines with the students. In addition, she has been helping the students choose their college of choice. Ms. Pintado has also edited student resumes so they…..

Stories about our members-Diana Rubio at Kemp Mills Elementary

Diana is biliterate in English and Spanish, and she is a great role-model for all the students in my classroom! She supports all the students in the class and has demonstrated a strong commitment to their learning. She has been…..


Paul Costello

Executive Director

Paul Costello is the director of the Center for Narrative Studies (www.storywise.com) and a pioneer in narrative theory and practice, having studied with Michael White, the father of narrative therapy. In addition to writing and teaching, Paul directed the Washington-Ireland Program from 1998-2008.

Judy Lapping

Founder Emeritus & Chief Story Keeper

Upon her graduation from Simmons College in 1967, Judy Lapping began her teaching career in Montgomery County Public Schools. After receiving her master’s degree at the American University, she expanded her educational career by becoming a counselor, assistant principal and principal.

Bob Anastasi

Chief Advisory Board Member

Dr. Robert Anastasi has more than three decades of supervisory and management experience as an elementary school principal, program administrator and teacher. He has experience in leading both the Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland Business Round Tables for Education, and has served as President of the Maryland Association of Elementary School Administrators.

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