Getting Ready for a New Team- Goodbye to the Old Team

The Team of 2015-16 have all had their exit interviews. The Supervisors have sent them all off with words ringing with endorsement and gratitude. Here are some of the comments we heard: “Expanded our program beyond any other year.” “Took…..

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Nation’s youths swamped with severe mental health crises, a group of experts says

By Erin Blakemore October 23, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. EDT Overdoses and emotional difficulties. Crushing loneliness and stress. Grief and depression. The pandemic has accelerated mental health crises among children. The problem has ballooned to emergency proportions because of a shortage of…..

Jump Start Storytelling

 Seth Kahan Seth is a motivational speaker and keynote speaker. He uses storytelling and communication exercises to help build strong business communities and ignite positive organizational change. Article reprinted as published in the Spring 2006 Journal for Quality & Participation. In…..

3 Practical Secrets Of Innovative Leaders

Innovation doesn’t require genius, luck, or magic–but it does require talking to the right people, being able to clearly articulate a vision, and putting the right partnerships in place. I first read Peter Senge’s book, The Fifth Discipline: the Art and…..

Seven Uncommon Facts About Money They Don’t Teach You at a 9-5 Job

That can help you work less once you understand them. Tim DenningFollowSep 28 · 6 min read Money is the most misunderstood subject on Earth. We’re misled by money because it’s hard to understand (by design). There’s a reason the finance industry exists……

Montgomery Co. school board seeks public input for new superintendent search

Alejandro Alvarez | aalvarez@wtop.com October 21, 2021, 8:51 AM Montgomery County, Maryland’s largest and the nation’s 14th largest school system, is conducting a national search for a new superintendent and wants input on what characteristics, leadership qualities and priorities county residents want…..

Montgomery County’s vaccination rate is high enough for the county to fully reopen

Opinion by Margery Smelkinson, Jennifer Reesman and Bethany Mandel October 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT Margery Smelkinson is an infectious-disease scientist whose research has focused on many pathogens, including influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Jennifer Reesman is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. Bethany Mandel is a…..

Montgomery County draws up new district map that reflects surge in racial diversity

The draft map, which needs to be approved by the county council, includes a district with a Black plurality and another with a Hispanic plurality. By Rebecca TanYesterday at 6:13 p.m. EDT Montgomery County has sketched out a new council district map…..

Montgomery County Declares November Remembrance and Reconciliation Month

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 Montgomery County Declares November Remembrance and Reconciliation Month In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission is calling for this November to be a month of Remembrance and Reconciliation in the…..

National Service Heroes Win Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards for Inspiring Acts of Service During the Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sep 24, 2021 Alumni and grantees from California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Tennessee, and Wisconsin were selected for providing outstanding service during the COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, awarded the annual…..

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…..