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…..

News & Updates

More Americans say 9/11 changed U.S. for worse than better, Post-ABC poll finds

By Scott Clement Polling director Yesterday at 6:00 a.m. Americans increasingly say the events of Sept. 11, 2001, had a more negative than positive impact on the country, and predictions for the pandemic’s long-term impact are even more downbeat, according to a Washington Post-ABC…..

Honor. Serve. Unite.

The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around…..

9/11 was a test. The books of the last two decades show how America failed.

Essay by Carlos Lozada.   Illustrations by Patrik Svensson. Updated Sept. 3 at 6:00 a.m.Originally published Sept. 3, 2021 Deep within the catalogue of regrets that is the 9/11 Commission report — long after readers learn of the origins and objectives of al-Qaeda, past the…..

Why Poetry Is So Crucial Right Now

By Tish Harrison Warren Opinion Writer New York Times August 29th 2021 This summer, on a lark, I took a course on poetry geared toward Christian leaders. Twelve of us met over Zoom to read poems and discuss the intersection of…..

Weary of turmoil and division, most teens still voice faith in future, Post-Ipsos poll finds

By Sydney Trent and Emily Guskin Updated Aug. 25 at 8:00 a.m. Originally published Aug. 25, 2021228 Sophia Grigsby watched with horrified amazement as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, defiling the halls of power in a violent attempt to prevent Joe Biden from becoming president. The…..

Montgomery County requires employees to be vaccinated as virus surges

By Jenna Portnoy and Rebecca Tan August 25, 2021 at 7:21 p.m. EDT22 Washington Post Montgomery County announced Wednesday that it is requiring county employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus or get tested regularly, the latest area government to impose such a mandate for their…..

Members Resources

Here is a page for current members to find resources to support their year of service. MEMBER RESOURCES General Programs Handbook Project CHANGE Member Handbook 2021-22 Training TimeTable 2021-22 Mid Year Member Evaluation Early End Member Evaluation Year End Member Evaluation…..

What We Are Not Teaching Boys About Being Human

By Ruth Whippman New York Times August 6th 2021 Ms. Whippman, the author of “America the Anxious,” is writing a book about raising boys. A while back, at the bookstore with my three sons, I started flicking through a kids’ magazine…..

The School Kids Are Not Alright

By The Editorial Board New York Times August 22nd 2021 page 7 The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. One of the most distressing aspects of the Covid pandemic…..

We Weren’t Happy Before the Pandemic, Either

Aug. 21, 2021 By Esau McCaulley Dr. McCaulley is a contributing Opinion writer and a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois. He’s written frequently about how the pandemic has shaped our lives. I do not remember the last conversation I had with my father before he died……