Making sure you show up in your own story

(From 2017) Tomorrow we have our fourth Annual Storytelling Festival for the AmeriCorps programs of Maryland. Our hosts at Casa Maryland and Pablo Blank always provide a warm welcome in their amazing space. Each year, we try different things and…..

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Training Calendar 2023-4

Calendar 2023-2024 DRAFT August  24th    2023   All members MUST attend 90% of skills trainings to fulfil their contract Friday programs usually go from 9-30am to 2pm Mondy-Friday August 28-September 2nd   MyScore Immersion Training Friday Sep 8th Member Orientation-the…..

New to Baltimore? Check out these books.

Krishna Sharma Every newcomer to Baltimore hears these five words before they arrive: “Have you watched ‘The Wire’?” Even two decades later, the city’s reputation is inextricably linked to the HBO show. But one soon-to-be Baltimorean was looking for more and reached…..

Maryland students fall short of pre-pandemic levels in math

By Nicole AsburyAugust 22, 2023 at 6:20 p.m. EDT Washington Post A majority of Maryland students’ test scores improved for the second yearin English language arts, but students are still academically behind in mathematics because of the impact of the pandemic,…..

Virginia students kick off back-to-school in the region

By Karina Elwood  WashingtonPost August 22nd Nell O’Brien, 5, walked up to George Mason Elementary School in Alexandria, with her blond hair neatly clipped to the side with a bow. She stood quietly by her mother in a collared dress, meeting teachers and administrators…..

Five things we’re watching as kids return to school

By Lauren Lumpkin, Karina Elwood, Donna St. George and Nicole Asbury August 20, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Washington Post The autumnal return to school brings children and parents a mix of emotions: excitement, joy, anxiety, the bittersweet realization that kids are growing up. But lurking…..

A high school senior wants to drop out. How can a parent make him stay?

Q: How do I get my 17-year-old son to stay in school for his senior year? He hates school, the homework and getting up early and he wants to drop out and just work. He struggles with the homework. His school…..

Forget independence. Teach your kids this instead.

Jennifer Breheny Wallace is the author of “Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic — and What We Can Do About It,” from which this op-ed is adapted. Early in the semester, Mike McLaughlin, a teacher at Saint Ignatius High…..

Montgomery schools ready to fight absenteeism, on the rise after covid

Nicole Asbury Washington Post August 24th 2023 Montgomery County Public Schools announced a slate of initiatives Tuesday to tackle a rise in chronicstudentabsenteeismsince the onset of the pandemic. Most of the plan focuses on conducting additional analysis, like reviewing student…..

Cigna Health Insurance 2023-4

August 1, 2023 Welcome to your new Cigna health plan! Dear TCN Member, As part of The Corps Network, Cigna will be your medical insurance provider. Your plan gives you comprehensive, easy to use coverage which is compliant with the…..

Confidentiality Agreement

I understand that in the performance of my duties as an AmeriCorps member with my site, that for the protection of all, I agree to hold confidential any and all information related to youth I may be working with, with…..