Tell me the story…. that got you here.

Today Project CHANGE began their story work with the simple prompt: “Tell me a story that helps me understand how you came to be here.” All the stories that came out were moving, incredible, inspiring. “I am here because I…..

News & Updates

What do we owe kids for all they gave up during covid?

By Alyssa Rosenberg Columnist Washington Post July 24th 2022 During the covid-19 pandemic, Americans asked children to make tremendous sacrifices. And while the coronavirus took something from everyone, the thefts have been particularly stark for children. As the magnitude of what we…..

Graduation at AFI Film Festival

Project CHANGE had its first Film Festival Graduation at the storied AFI Silver Spring MD, and featured the premier of 8 short documentaries made by the members finishing their year of service and reflecting on what they had learned and…..

Mental Health Crisis in County

Dear Friends, We were all shocked by the planned attack on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his home in Montgomery County this week, and I want to thank the Montgomery County Police Department, the U.S. Marshals, and the FBI…..

Applying for Project CHANGE- the Interview Questions

People applying to AmeriCorps Project CHANGE can expect an interview. The conversation is usually pretty informal, but these are some of the areas that we most want to know about: When you think of your life as an unfolding story,…..

Pandemic disrupted learning for U.S. teens, but not evenly, poll shows

Heather Kelly Washington Post In many ways, the switch to virtual learning was an unexpected, unplanned experiment that was conducted on millions of school-age children. When the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States in early 2020, schools across the country closed their…..

Are you willing to be AmeriCorps Poor?

The average individual income in Montgomery County MD is $50,000 The average rent for a one bedroom apartment is $ 1609.00 a month The living allowance for serving 1700 hours over 12 months in AmeriCorps Project CHANGE is $21,500 That works out…..

Look around-What’s breaking your heart?

“What do I tell my 20-something children who see only a bleak future ahead for themselves?” First, let’s acknowledge that we need both minds and hearts to get anything done on this planet of ours, and in this country of…..

Are you AmeriCorps Crazy?

Here’s to the crazy ones.The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote…..

Are you AmeriCorps Mad?

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but…..

AmeriCorps- A Servants Heart

When we come to another year, another team, another AmeriCorps recruiting campaign, we stop in the space in-between, to look back to look forward, and ask what we call the Magic Question. What do we know from here (NOW) that…..