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

Montgomery schools are failing minority students

Opinion by Lavanya Sithanandam Jan. 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Washington Post Lavanya Sithanandam is a pediatrician serving a predominantly low-income and minority population in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Montgomery County Public Schools is failing its Black, Latino and…..

Education’s Three Lies

“The schools in this country are one of the biggest reasons we’re all so screwed up. Our educational experience consists of three great lies. Lie number one is, It’s better to say, ‘I know’ than to say, ‘I don’t know.’…..

Study: Majority of students’ feelings about high school are negative

AUTHOR from K-12 Dive Naaz Modan@NaazModan PUBLISHED Feb. 7, 2020 Dive Brief: High school students experience mostly negative emotions toward school, with feeling tired among their biggest complaints, according to a new nationwide study by Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence and Child…..

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People

From Huffington Post Co-authored by Marc Brackett, Ph.D, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence On a Saturday in late October, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Born This Way Foundation had the immense pleasure of welcoming almost…..

Failing grades double and triple — some rising sixfold — amid pandemic learning

From the Washington Post By Donna St. GeorgeDec. 3, 2020 at 4:10 p.m. EST Failure rates in math and English jumped as much as sixfold for some of the most vulnerable students in Maryland’s largest school system, according to data released…..

Where did National Service Come from?

We often get asked about the idea behind AmeriCorps and the whole concept of service. While we always tell the history of President Clinton’s signature legislation in 1993 and before that, JFK’s idea about the Peace Corps in 1961, what…..

President Elect Supported AmeriCorps before

To: President George W. Bush Senator Biden signed a letter from 43 Senators to the President in 2003 Dear President Bush: We write to express our strong support for AmeriCorps and recognize the leadership you have shown on this issue…..

Volunteering can give kids purpose in uncertain times — and there are still ways to do it

By Connie ChangNovember 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. From Washington Post When the pandemic hit in March, Devon Anderson and her three children — ages 7, 9 and 12 — abruptly stopped volunteering at their local Humane Society in Ohio. “We…..

Countering the Narrative- Jason DeHart

What’s your story?  As a middle school English teacher, sometimes I wished I could have simply asked my students that question. I know well how the narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves shape what we believe we can and cannot…..

Alumni Stories

Watch the Video featuring Alumni Testimonies from Project CHANGE’s 20 year history.