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Impact Of Service Years

Service years transform lives, strengthen communities, and fuel civic renewal. Service Years Transform Lives ( from Service Year) Service years create pathways to opportunity for young people and allow them to develop real-world experience as well as valued professional and leadership skills.  Service years…..

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A JULY 4TH SPEECH

Watch this rousing recital of a famous and controversial speech given in 1852 on July 5th by the amazing leader, Frederick Douglas. 169 years later, it still sounds so alive to our current challenges.

MCPS Update for 2021-2 Year

COMMUNITY UPDATE July 01, 2021 Dear MCPS Community: Here are five things you need to know about the June 29 Board of Education meeting and what’s ahead for the MCPS community this summer and fall.  1.The 2021-2022 school year will…..

Feeling Stuck? Five Tips for Managing Life Transitions

Whatever the wolf is that disrupts your story, here are ways to emerge as the hero. By Bruce Feiler July 16, 2020 New York Times The Italians have a wonderful expression for how our lives get upended when we least expect…..

The Stories That Bind Us

By Bruce Feiler in the New York Times March 15, 2013 I hit the breaking point as a parent a few years ago. It was the week of my extended family’s annual gathering in August, and we were struggling with assorted…..

History of Silver Spring MD

Black Genealogy Cemetery Records Census Records Databases DNA Military Records Native American Vital Records Free Genealogy » Black Genealogy » Slave Narrative of Lucy Brooks Slave Narrative of Lucy Brooks Leave a Comment / Black Genealogy, Maryland Interviewer: GuthriePerson Interviewed: Lucy BrooksLocation: Forest Glen, MarylandPlace of Residence:…..

Recruiting 2021-11 Team

Edit SERVICE BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER! Project CHANGE Montgomery is the original Montgomery County MD program of AmeriCorps, America’s “Domestic Peace Corps” for more than 20 years. AmeriCorps members serve the county’s most under-served K-12+ students inspiring them to believe…..

Apply 2021-22

Edit SERVICE BRINGS THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER! Project CHANGE Montgomery is the original Montgomery County MD program of AmeriCorps, America’s “Domestic Peace Corps” for more than 20 years. AmeriCorps members serve the county’s most under-served K-12+ students inspiring them to believe…..

The deadly race riot ‘aided and abetted’ by The Washington Post a century ago

A front-page article helped incite the violence in the nation’s capital that left as many as 39 dead By Gillian BrockellJuly 15, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. EDT27 The man attacked Louise Simmons in the afternoon, as she was leaving the Washington…..

Silver Spring Civil Rights Museum???

This entry was posted in Silver Spring and tagged historic preservation, History, Montogmery County (Md.) by David Rotenstein. Crivella’s Wayside Inn. Tucked away in the 1000-block of East West Highway near downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, this former restaurant was the scene of non-violent civil rights protests between…..

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…..