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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…..

News & Updates

1 Billion for National Service

TAKE ACTION: THANK CONGRESS From Kristen Bennett at Service Year Mar 10, 2021, 2:14 PM We have amazing news to share! The American Rescue Plan — the COVID relief bill that passed in Congress today and awaits the President’s signature…..

Montgomery hasn’t kept up

7 Mar 2021 The Washington Post Sunday BY NATALI FANI-GONZALEZ The writer is vice chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.Z Within 30 minutes, on a Friday afternoon in the fall…..

The Hidden History of Silver Spring

J by David S. Rotenstein Introduction Silver Spring, Maryland developed during the early twentieth century as a sundown suburb: an area covering more than ten square miles where racial restrictive deed covenants prevented African Americans from owning or renting homes.[1] Located…..

Local Black History in our backyard

On June 30, 1960, a group of Black college students took a ride on the carousel at Maryland’s Glen Echo Park and refused to get off. Five students were arrested that day, but demonstrations calling for the amusement park to desegregate continued…..

Project CHANGE Founder -Farewell Good and Faithful Servant -Dr. Anastasi RIP

Dr. Robert Edward Anastasi peacefully passed away on February 17, 2021 surrounded by his family. Bob was born December 10, 1939, to Virginia Spigone and Anthony Anastasi in Washington, DC. He is predeceased by his parents and his step-mother, Martha…..

Eroding trust, spreading fear: The historical ties between pandemics and extremism

By Marc FisherFeb. 15, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. Washington Post Adam Crigler used to feed his YouTube following a politics-free diet of chatter about aliens, movies, skateboarding and video games. Then came the pandemic. Now, he devotes much of his talk…..

BREAKING NEWS: $1 billion supplemental for AmeriCorps Agency in the House FY21 budget reconciliation bill!

❤️ Heartbeat by Emily SteinbergFeb 8 · 2021 An important message from ASC Chief Policy Officer  Tom Branen: Exciting news! Today, the House Education and Labor Committee’s portion of the FY21 budget reconciliation bill was released (see page 58), which enacts President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Under…..

Lyttonsville, one of Montgomery’s oldest neighborhoods, braces for change

By Kathy OrtonFeb. 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Washington Post Whether they have been there for decades or only recently moved in, residents have pretty much the same answer for why they live in Lyttonsville. “We’re a very diverse community of…..

The Real Rosa Parks Story Is Better Than the Fairy Tale

The way we talk about her covers up uncomfortable truths about American racism. By Jeanne Theoharis Dr. Theoharis is a professor of political science and the author of eleven books on the civil rights and Black Power movements including “The Rebellious…..

Just Breathe

A recent video Project CHANGE shared with members to share with their students about the importance of breathing and slowing down.