Author name: Linda Thiele

A Return to Service- A former AmeriCorps volunteer finds herself serving alongside TMA…20 years later.

Hi! My name is Linda Thiele and I am currently serving as a 2022-2023 AmeriCorps VISTA member for Transform Mid-Atlantic. The capacity in which I am serving is to help strengthen the communications and strategic partnerships efforts of TMA, which aligns well with the graduate studies program I am enrolled in, at The University of …

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Why We Serve – The Perspective of a First-Generation TMA AmeriCorps VISTA

By Michalina Kulesza Growing up, I’ve always had an interest in working with immigrant and refugee populations. I was raised as a first generation Polish American in a small conservative town in upstate New York. While growing up I didn’t have the words to describe a lack of integration and cultural connection, I now reflect …

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The Power of Sharing a Meal: TMA AmeriCorps VISTA Shares Her Experience Having Lunch with Afghan Refugees

Hi there! My name is Amber Medero and I am a Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA who is completing my year of public service with Homes Not Borders. This is a non-profit that offers supportive programs to newly arrived refugees in the DC area, who since August of 2021 are mostly Afghan. Its primary and biggest …

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AmeriCorps VISTA Leader Pursues a Career Path with Intention and Passion

Hello! My name is La’Teya Burrows M.S., ADT., a Baltimore City native and Transform MidAtlantic VISTA Leader. My passion is to coach, educate, and empower others to leverage struggles as lessons and opportunities for growth and success. My passion also includes helping others uncover barriers/issues affecting their lives, both personal and professional, and helping them …

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Friendship Schools’ Alumni Day: An Exciting P20 Connects Collective Impact Initiative Program

Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Salma Rashid, is building a lasting community of support by coordinating Alumni Affairs at Friendship Public Charter Schools in DC. Each year, Friendship hosts an alumni event for their current and past students to mingle and inspire each other. Just before the holiday break, Salma helped organize Alumni Week, working …

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