Tell me the story…. that got you here.

Today Project CHANGE began their story work with the simple prompt: “Tell me a story that helps me understand how you came to be here.” All the stories that came out were moving, incredible, inspiring. “I am here because I…..

News & Updates

Montgomery County Schools working to fill hundreds of teacher, staff vacancies

By  Nicole Asbury  Washington Post August 8th 2022 Three weeks before school begins, Montgomery County Public Schools is facing roughly 500 teacher and support staff vacancies, mirroring a national shortage of educators that has left school systems scrambling to fill positions……

Kids’ Mental Health Is a ‘National Emergency.’ Therapists Are in Short Supply.

By Jessica Grose  Opinion Writer New York Times August 14th 2022 p. 10 At the beginning of the year, I started hearing from readers across the country that there were long waiting lists for child and adolescent mental health providers. Many of…..

When Vin Scully was calling the game, even fans in the stands brought radios

What has this to do with AmeriCorps? As much as AmeriCorps has to do with AmeriSports. We could not resist the amazing writing and about an amazing character. One did not have to follow baseball to feel moved. And if there is a lesson here, it might be that sometimes words get in the way of the listening. Just shut up and let the moment speak for itself. By Rick…..

Don’t mention the pandemic!

One of the nation’s largest therapy conferences happens annually in Washington DC. This year, the first in person for two years, the theme was “Meeting the Moment.” At first sight, I thought, “Yes” that is a great theme. How are we…..

We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action.

By Rachel Louise Snyder New York Times June 12th 2022 Ms. Snyder is the author of “No Visible Bruises,” a book on domestic violence. What might have stopped the gunman from killing 21 people in Uvalde, Texas? In the aftermath of…..


Social Emotional Learning aka (SEL) is more than a fad. It comes from the awareness that what students learn about themselves is just as important as what they learn about any other subject. Why is it that schools rarely have…..

The AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.Faced with apathy, I will take action.Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.Faced with adversity, I…..

AmeriCorps- The Best of America

Being there for the community when they need it is the quintessential act of the citizen leader. He or she does not wait to be appointed, trained, called or ordained. The only qualifications are your need and my time and…..

Act to serve

Every day, AmeriCorps members and volunteers put their values into action and make a difference. Drive change in your community at AmeriCorps.gov/CoreValues #WhatsAtYourCore

Act out your core values

Every day, AmeriCorps members put their values into action and make a difference. Drive change in your community at AmeriCorps.gov/CoreValues #WhatsAtYourCore #AmeriCorps