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

The Anastasi Scholarships

When our Founder,  Dr Anastasi  passed away earlier this year, the family asked instead of flowers that friends send donations to Saturday School in his name. For many years, Bob worked closely with Dr. George Thomas who was a pioneer…..

How family stories help children weather hard times

By Carol Clark | eScienceCommons | April 29, 2020 Emory News Center In times of great stress, stories sustain us, says Robyn Fivush, director of the Family Narratives Lab in Emory’s Department of Psychology. Family reminiscing is especially important, says Fivush, who…..

The Importance of Offering Children an Intergenerational Identity

by Parent Co. January 29, 2018 grew up in a family of story tellers and talkers. They’re known for chatting, for saying goodbye, and then taking 45 minutes to make it out the door. It’s what they’ve always done, tales of…..

It’s Time To Consider Mandatory National Service To Help Heal Our Broken Country

NEIL PATELCO-FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER, THE DAILY CALLER Our country is broken — it’s coming apart at the seams — and it is not going to fix itself. Repairing it will take effort from all of us. It may require consideration…..

AmeriCorps Awards $600 Million in National Service Grants

More than 300 grants awarded to nonprofit and community-based organizations to support nearly 40,000 national service members May 26, 2021 16:01 ET | Source: AmeriCorps WASHINGTON, D.C., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and national service, today…..

Checklist of Documents

CHECKLIST TO COMPLETE PROJECT CHANGE MEMBER FILE 1)-Proof of Citizenship as in- Copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, Green Card,2- Driver License, or some official Government ID3- Copy of Social Security Card/ Pay Stub4- Copy of High School Diploma/ College Transcript5-…..

Enlist the Young

By Jonathan Holloway Dr. Holloway is the president of Rutgers University, a historian and the author, most recently, of “The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans.” July 2, 2021 New York Times This essay is part of a…..


Watch this rousing recital of a famous and controversial speech given in 1852 on July 5th by the amazing leader, Frederick Douglas. 169 years later, it still sounds so alive to our current challenges.

MCPS Update for 2021-2 Year

COMMUNITY UPDATE July 01, 2021 Dear MCPS Community: Here are five things you need to know about the June 29 Board of Education meeting and what’s ahead for the MCPS community this summer and fall.  1.The 2021-2022 school year will…..

Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions

Whatever the wolf is that disrupts your story, here are ways to emerge as the hero. By Bruce Feiler July 16, 2020 New York Times The Italians have a wonderful expression for how our lives get upended when we least expect…..