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

Systemic Racism? A conservative weighs in.

Opinion: I’m a conservative who believes systemic racism is real Opinion by Michael Gerson Columnist June 21, 2021 at 1:48 p.m. EDT844 The phrase “systemic racism,” like “climate change” and “gun control,” has been sucked into the vortex of the culture war. The…..

Civil Rights in Montgomery County MD

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights/resources/files/civil_right_progress.pdfh https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/montgomery-county-civil-rights-leader-roscoe-nix-dies/2012/01/06/gIQAukRufP_story.html https://www.boarddocs.com/mabe/mcpsmd/Board.nsf/files/B9ZLDC5607E2/$file/David%20Rotenstein.pdf https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights/resources/files/civil_right_progress.pdf


Montgomery County Maryland WHEREAS, on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the bill establishing Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal holiday; and WHEREAS, in 1860, Montgomery County had a population of 18,322, including some 5,500 slaves and 1,500 free…..

President Biden Announces Michael D. Smith as Nominee for AmeriCorps CEO

Dear National Service Community, As we continue to work in partnership with you to advance the Biden Administration’s vision that everyone should be able to serve in communities across the country, I am pleased to share President Biden’s intent to nominate Michael D……

Opinion: Maryland’s education crisis worsens every day students are out of school

Opinion by Margery Smelkinson Washington Post April 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT15 Margery Smelkinson is an infectious-disease scientist and a leader in Together Again MCPS. President Biden wants schools fully reopened by his 100th day in office, April 30. To…..

Anger: A Powerful Force for Empathy and Change

By Susana Rinderle July 29, 2015 Among Good People dedicated to social justice, progressive causes and personal growth, there is often a high value placed on self-awareness and authentic expression.  Being fully present, having feelings and being transparent about one’s experience and…..

Germany faced its horrible past. Can we do the same?

By Michele L. Norris  JUNE 3, 2021   Washington Post Shortly after the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016 on the National Mall, I was speaking to some patrons of a successful nonprofit about the importance of candid racial…..

Statement by AmeriCorps Acting CEO Mal Coles on the President’s FY22 Budget Request

President Proposes Increase in AmeriCorps Budget to Prioritize Economic Opportunity, Racial Equity, and Underserved Communities through National Service and Volunteering The Biden-Harris Administration has submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make…..

International Day of the African Child 2021

International Day of the African Child takes place on June 16, 2021. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who…..

Commencement 2021

NYU Deborah N Archer “We are our ancestors wildest dreams.” “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Tulane U Ruby Bridges “To whom much has been given, much more is required.” University of Wisconsin-Madison Andre De Shields “look…..