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

Project CHANGE Alum: State senator returns with new outlook

Baltimore — When state Sen. William C. Smith Jr. returned to Baltimore-washington International Marshall Airport after a sixmonth deployment with the Navy to Afghanistan, he was most nervous about reuniting with his 18month-old daughter, Jacqueline. KENNETH K. LAM/BALTIMORE SUNMaryland state…..

The Art of Storytelling- Noa Baum

The team were excited and inspired to experience the powerful training this week from master storyteller and teacher, Noa Baum. For the past 6 years, she has been coaching members how to find their most powerful personal stories that they…..

Michael Gerson on Service

FROM AN OP ED IN THE WASHINGTON POST jANUARY 24TH 2019 ….The content of Wofford’s communitarian liberalism has always had significant overlap with a kind of civil-society conservatism. In both approaches, solving social problems is not just the work of…..

The Culturally Responsive Mindset: 7 Quotes to Teach By

by Zaretta Hammond | Aug 5, 2014 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”—Marcel Proust This quote by French novelist and essayist, Marcel Proust has always influenced my teaching philosophy and practice at an…..

MCPS and Project CHANGE-20 years of Partnership

The Founding Partner for Project CHANGE was the Montgomery County Public Schools System and its then Superintendent Gerry Weast. This year, the current Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith moved a motion at the Board of Education to recognize the achievements of…..

Exciting year ahead…..

As Project CHANGE moves into its 20th year, we have a lot to look back on and even more to look forward to.

Join Americorps in 2020

Positions are available mostly in June-July but sometimes positions open up during the year- so stay tuned.

Project CHANGE & Kemp Mills Excursion to University of Maryland

AmeriCorps Project CHANGE were part of a special excursion day at Kemp Mills Elementary  today where, led by member Diane Rubio, the team accompanied the Grade 4 and 5 classes to the University of Maryland, on a science adventure. The…..

There is Life After AmeriCorps- The Alumni prove it

Today Project CHANGE had a special training and Re-Union all rolled into one. The occasion was to reflect on the last few months of service and what comes next. Founder Judy Lapping ran the team through the process of using…..

The ABC’s of Financial Literacy

Today at training, Project CHANGE was treated to an expert  financial manager, Maria McElhenny, former Chevy Chase bank manager and entrepreneur. Maria did not pull any punches and said her passion is to scare young people into facing financial realities,…..