Montgomery hasn’t kept up

7 Mar 2021 The Washington Post Sunday BY NATALI FANI-GONZALEZ The writer is vice chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.Z Within 30 minutes, on a Friday afternoon in the fall…..

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Opinion: Maryland’s education crisis worsens every day students are out of school

Opinion by Margery Smelkinson Washington Post April 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT15 Margery Smelkinson is an infectious-disease scientist and a leader in Together Again MCPS. President Biden wants schools fully reopened by his 100th day in office, April 30. To…..

Anger: A Powerful Force for Empathy and Change

By Susana Rinderle July 29, 2015 Among Good People dedicated to social justice, progressive causes and personal growth, there is often a high value placed on self-awareness and authentic expression.  Being fully present, having feelings and being transparent about one’s experience and…..

Germany faced its horrible past. Can we do the same?

By Michele L. Norris  JUNE 3, 2021   Washington Post Shortly after the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016 on the National Mall, I was speaking to some patrons of a successful nonprofit about the importance of candid racial…..

Statement by AmeriCorps Acting CEO Mal Coles on the President’s FY22 Budget Request

President Proposes Increase in AmeriCorps Budget to Prioritize Economic Opportunity, Racial Equity, and Underserved Communities through National Service and Volunteering The Biden-Harris Administration has submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make…..

International Day of the African Child 2021

International Day of the African Child takes place on June 16, 2021. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who…..

Commencement 2021

NYU Deborah N Archer “We are our ancestors wildest dreams.” “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Tulane U Ruby Bridges “To whom much has been given, much more is required.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Andre De Shields “look…..

When it comes to knowing U.S. history, we should all be ‘woke’

Opinion by Michael Gerson  Columnist May 27, 2021 at 3:16 p.m. Washington Post In the evangelical Christian tradition, you generally know when you’ve been “saved” or “converted.” It comes in a rush of spiritual relief. A burden feels lifted. But how does…..

George Floyd-One Year On

By David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick May 25, 2021, 6:31 a.m. ET New York Times Shortly after 8 p.m. on May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, placed his knee on George Floyd’s neck and kept it there for more than nine minutes……

Alumnus gets Promotion

THIS NOTE FROM MONTGOMERY HOUSING PARTNERSHIP I am proud to announce that Cleydi Pacheco is Community Life’s new Director of Resident Services. As many of you know, Cleydi came to MHP in 2000 as an AmeriCorps Project CHANGE intern. Cleydi joined the Americorps team…..

Teenagers Are Struggling, and It’s Not Just Lockdown

By Emily Esfahani Smith NYT May 4th 2021 Ms. Esfahani Smith is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and the author of “The Power of Meaning.” At the beginning of the pandemic, she wrote about how a key to surviving the mental-health trials…..