Community & Leadership


Community Programs

The Touchstones Discussion Project develops and provides discussion-based educational programs for all people. In order for every person in a community–no matter the size–to be heard, he or she must feel confident in the formulation and articulation of ideas. As technology drives an increasingly interconnected world, all citizens must be able to work collaboratively with others, regardless of their educational or social backgrounds. Understanding one’s strengths and challenges is fundamental for self- and mutual respect, which is a cornerstone for building healthy and inclusive communities.

Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

The Touchstones® Discussion Project announces it has been awarded a grant for veterans’ programs from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Education Programs: Dialogues on the Experience of War. Starting September 2017, Touchstones will initiate three discussion groups as part of its program titled, “Completing the Odyssey, A Journey Home.” Groups will be led by and will include military veterans in the greater Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area.

In this nine-session program, veterans will explore parallels between modern service and ancient conflicts. Participants will apply their leadership skills, connect with fellow veterans, and use discussion to reflect upon their service as members of our larger community. They will also complete personal narrative projects about their experiences in service for the Veteran’s History Project, a permanent collection housed at the Library of Congress. Public registration will open in early August 2017 for programs beginning in mid-September.  Touchstones is proud to include and serve veterans in its outreach. Please note that any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this web page do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Touchstones Discussion Week

Touchstones® Discussion Project was excited to offer Touchstones Week: Building Community Through Discussion to promote civil discourse and build community from May 1-7, 2017. This week-long celebration brought people together to share ideas, and foster understanding and connection.

Touchstones Week Logo

Touchstones Week Logo

  

Ongoing Community Programs Work

Presently, Touchstones Community Programs include work with the incarcerated, senior citizens and adult learners in continuing education programs, adult work-force readiness, and civic engagement. A number of adults in our community programs have served in the armed forces or Reserves.

Prison Programs

Prison Programs

Seniors Programs

Seniors Programs

International Community Programs

International Community Programs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Leadership Programs

About Touchstones Executive Leadership

About Touchstones Executive Leadership

Government and Business Leadership

Government and Business Leadership

Civic Leadership

Civic Leadership