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…..

News & Updates

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

By Steven Yoder June 19, 2020 at 11:03 a.m. EDTAdd to list Leah Hampton, an eighth-grader at Falling Creek Middle School in Virginia, jokes that without her friends she’d sleep through school. Seeing them was “the best part of the day,” she…..

Baltimore students protest for anti-racist curriculum: ‘We don’t know the truth’

By Lauren Lumpkin June 19, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. EDTAdd to list A’niya Taylor, a 16-year-old student at Baltimore City College, smoothed her green hair and held onto a microphone. “This is not a moment, but a movement!” she shouted. Taylor has…..

As long as Montgomery County fails to teach children to read, it will have gaps

No one who has paid attention could be surprised by the recent report that Montgomery County has failed to narrow test score gaps. Karin Chenoweth is a longtime education writer and the parent of two graduates of Montgomery County’s Albert Einstein High School……

Lockdowns are taking a toll on young people’s mental health. Everyone should be alarmed.

The data are stark on this point. Among those aged 18 to 29, 42 percent reported symptoms of anxiety and 36 percent had symptoms of depression. Those numbers decline with each successive age cohort, reaching their low points among respondents…..

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

We salute your service and your perseverance through tough times. You all stayed in the story of service and worthily celebrated your achievements together yesterday. Project CHANGE is proud of what you have done.

Congratulations to the Class of 2019-2020

Yesterday, we held our graduation event on ZOOM brilliantly organized by member Genean Hines Grobe and catered for by member Claire Ettinger. It was our first ever graduation event held virtually and it was a lot of fun. Three members…..

Black Lives Matter – A Statement from The Corps Network

We stand with the Black community, as well as other people of color, who have been living with and fighting against systemic racism for decades. Our country has work to do to stand up to racism, oppression, and injustice wherever…..

But what do the students feel about themselves in all of this?

The AmeriCorps members of Project CHANGE Montgomery meet each week and compare notes on how they think their students are coping. While most kids are taking it in their stride, a lot are battling difficult conditions at home, finding study…..

Sen. Coons, colleagues introduce legislation to significantly expand national service programs to respond to COVID-19

APRIL 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced the introduction…..

Expanding the service program would be worth the cost, proponents say

As the public health crisis shatters the economy, employment prospects for the Class of 2020 are grim. Newly minted college graduates have had internships and job offers rescinded or delayed. They are entering a workforce rife with competition for scarce…..