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

Expanding the service program would be worth the cost, proponents say

As the public health crisis shatters the economy, employment prospects for the Class of 2020 are grim. Newly minted college graduates have had internships and job offers rescinded or delayed. They are entering a workforce rife with competition for scarce…..


STUDENTS HAVE NEVER FACED SUCH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES TO THEIR LEARNING. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) with 165,000 Students enrolled, is one of the nations largest school disctricts and it grows every year. But since March 2020, all schools…..

The Road to COVID-19 Recovery Is Long—But AmeriCorps Can Help

Stabilizing and growing AmeriCorps can speed our return to a healthy society by providing a meaningful boost to many young people’s careers, delivering necessary supports to the communities most impacted by the pandemic, and maintaining the strength of the nonprofit…..

America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus

BY CHARLI CARPENTER | APRIL 7, 2020, 5:14 PM FOREIGN POLICY My son, Liam, turned 18 in March, just as schools and universities were closing and stay-at-home orders began proliferating. On the day U.S. President Donald Trump declared war on…..

Expand National Service Programs to Respond to COVID-19

4/22/2020 — Senator Reed WASHINGTON, DC — In an effort to mobilize the power of national service, assist communities in need, and put more Americans to work combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and building a better future, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy…..

A national service response to a national disaster

We can’t spend our way out of our problems, but we can serve our way out of them together. Roll Call- By AnnMaura Connolly and Eric TanenblattPosted May 6, 2020 at 1:48pm The crises the United States knows best — fires and floods,…..

We Need National Service. Now

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist May 7, 2020 New York Times There is now a vast army of young people ready and yearning to serve their country. There are college graduates emerging into a workplace that has few jobs for…..

Dealing with the COVID19 Crisis

AmeriCorps Project CHANGE continues to serve the students of MCPS even though the school system has switched to the virtual classroom. We hope all our partners and members and the students they serve and all their families stay home and…..

Montgomery County schools struggling to meet the needs

Recent reports in the Washington Post relate the disturbing news that the MCPS school system is struggling to keep with the needs of students and that attempts to address the achivement gap are not effective, says the report. “Despite attempts…..

Living Stories Revisited

….The stories that are shared in the plenary session are always powerful. People prove to be incredibly open and vulnerable. The day is so full of energy and engagement. Pablo, our co-host at Casa and myself observed that it’s like…..