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

What We Are Not Teaching Boys About Being Human

By Ruth Whippman New York Times August 6th 2021 Ms. Whippman, the author of “America the Anxious,” is writing a book about raising boys. A while back, at the bookstore with my three sons, I started flicking through a kids’ magazine…..

The School Kids Are Not Alright

By The Editorial Board New York Times August 22nd 2021 page 7 The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values. It is separate from the newsroom. One of the most distressing aspects of the Covid pandemic…..

We Weren’t Happy Before the Pandemic, Either

Aug. 21, 2021 By Esau McCaulley Dr. McCaulley is a contributing Opinion writer and a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois. He’s written frequently about how the pandemic has shaped our lives. I do not remember the last conversation I had with my father before he died……

Montgomery County schools should mandate vaccines for teachers and staff

Opinion by Adam Zimmerman August 9, 2021 at 11:51 a.m. EDT5 Adam Zimmerman is a communications consultant who lives in Rockville. A Montgomery County school district recently announced that all teachers and staff must get vaccinated against the coronavirus or be subject to weekly testing…..

The Changemakers

“….Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them; disagree with…..


On January 20, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to all Americans: “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.” Two months later American University hosted a National Conference on…..

Serve America. Together. Our Vision for the Future

Serve America Together is a campaign to make national service part of growing up in America. For too long, national service has not been an option for most young Americans. The college affordability crisis has left too many students with…..

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…..

After months in lockdown, we need some new memories. But can you ‘make’ them?

By Roxanne RobertsJuly 25, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT14 If 2020 was unforgettable for all the wrong reasons, then the pressure is on to make 2021 unforgettable for the right ones. We want to get out, have fun, and, of course,“make…..

Twelve Mental Resets I Learned from the Book “Skip the Line”

Life is a series of queues you can skip. Tim Denning Medium June 28th 2021 Thinking can become stale. I discovered that gem not long ago. My thoughts had become, well, useless and the good insights were lost. These are…..