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Stories about our members: Alma at Benchmarks loves Words

“Alma is very receptive to the needs of the students in the after school program.  Through relationship building with program youth, Alma has noticed that some of the participants share her passion for words/vocabulary.  Noticing this as a way to further engage…..

Mapping the Middle- Project CHANGE declare a Middle

After the holiday break, the Project CHANGE team reassembled today to catch up and greet the new year. It was also time to revisit the journey of service and claim that we are just about half way, to declare a…..

Second Annual AmeriCorps MD Story Festival December 2nd 2016

Four Maryland based AmeriCorps programs- Project CHANGE. CASA, Maryland Conservation Corps, and Volunteer Maryland, totaling 50 plus members met at the beautiful CASA mansion on Friday to network and share experiences and stories from their service year. Each member was…..

Meeting with the Supervisors

Today Project CHANGE played host to our team member supervisors. After we introduced ourselves, the Supervisors got to sample what the Team experiences in this training space most Fridays-Bells and Whistles. What were the highlights that we can share, and…..

A Day of Service at Adopt A Playroom-Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

  Today AmeriCorps Project Change are having a break in their training routine and heading down to DC to work with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project, a very worthy cause. The team will be helping to lay some new carpet…..

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…..

Do you Ask or Tell? Do you Express or Control how you feel?

Today the AmeriCorps Project CHANGE team learned about a new personal effectiveness tool known as Social Styles. Our expert John Dold put the members through their paces, inviting them to assess their personal styles under the headings of: Expressives Drivers…..

Questioning our own Cultural Assumptions Study Circles 2

What if the achievement gap was a symptom of something bigger, something more basic than just students failing exams or dropping out? What then? What if students fail or succeed due to circumstances and contexts over which they have little…..

Mindfulness and the Practices of Self Care

Today, mindfulness expert Greg Robison presents to the AmeriCorps team on one of the core practices of self-care- Mediation and Mindfulness. After two months of service, the team are already showing some signs of stress. Its normal and to be…..

Stories of defining moments- Study Circles

1900….1910….1920….1930….1940….1950….1960….1970….1980….1990….2000….2010….2015….   The sharing process of Study Circles lays down a timeline 1940–2016 and asks the members to think of some defining moments along that life journey, when your story was born, or came alive, or took a detour, or shifted…..