Where did National Service Come from?

We often get asked about the idea behind AmeriCorps and the whole concept of service. While we always tell the history of President Clinton’s signature legislation in 1993 and before that, JFK’s idea about the Peace Corps in 1961, what…..

President Elect Supported AmeriCorps before

To: President George W. Bush Senator Biden signed a letter from 43 Senators to the President in 2003 Dear President Bush: We write to express our strong support for AmeriCorps and recognize the leadership you have shown on this issue…..

Volunteering can give kids purpose in uncertain times — and there are still ways to do it

By Connie ChangNovember 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. From Washington Post When the pandemic hit in March, Devon Anderson and her three children — ages 7, 9 and 12 — abruptly stopped volunteering at their local Humane Society in Ohio. “We…..

Countering the Narrative- Jason DeHart

What’s your story?  As a middle school English teacher, sometimes I wished I could have simply asked my students that question. I know well how the narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves shape what we believe we can and cannot…..

Alumni Stories

Watch the Video featuring Alumni Testimonies from Project CHANGE’s 20 year history.

The Pandemic-6 Months on…

HOW LONG?The question that arose for us in March 2020 when the schools first shut down, and our AmeriCorps service year was interrupted was- How Long?Most people were thinking- perhaps wishing- this is only temporary, a precautionary measure, till we…..

Farewell to my COVID Corps of AmeriCorps Project CHANGE 2019-2020

Hi Team, It’s Friday. I have just spent the morning on E-Grants filling in final forms for each of you to officially end your year of service and be exited from the system. You should receive some notice of that in your MyAmericorps……

America needs a post-COVID national service program

National Catholic Reporter July 13 2020 Yonce Shelton Christ’s followers are to be known by their fruits. As I wake from my slumber, I am compelled by the thought of all the fruit at the food pantry that must be sorted and distributed today. This…..

Considerations for MCPS Fall 2020 Recovery MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover

The MCPS Fall 2020: Reimagine, Reopen, Recover Guide provides an overview of a few of the recovery models we are considering at this time, in light of the information and guidance MCPS has received from the Maryland State Department of…..

Montgomery County students could start classes remotely, return to campus gradually in the fall

By Donna St. GeorgeJuly 11, 2020 at 2:49 p.m. EDT Maryland’s largest school system would open the school year Aug. 31 with remote learning and gradually bring students back on campus for up to two days a week in the fall, under a…..