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Become a Member

Member Benefits

Benefits to Member Institutions

  • Resources and networks of support for faculty, staff, and curricular development
  • Collaboration on grant applications and enhanced funding for service-learning and community engagement from state and national sources including access to AmeriCorps VISTA grants of $55,000/yr for three years/$165,000 to support a VISTA position on individual campuses
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention through student involvement in engaged learning

Benefits of Students

  • High-quality service-learning experiences that build on the skills and habits students have begun to develop through K-12 service-learning
  • Structure and support for students to mobilize on the local and state levels to address civic and social issues of concern
  • Enhanced opportunities for engaged learning and applied learning toward career development and personal growth

Benefits for Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, and Eastern West Virginia

  • Increased partnership opportunities between higher education institutions, communities, non-profit organizations, schools, faith communities, businesses, and state agencies to address statewide issues 
  • Increased multi-institutional collaboration and enhanced institutional efficiency on community development in geographic regions of need 
  • Enhancing student and presidential advocacy by gathering statewide statistical data 

“Our students are making a great difference in the life of this community. As a city, Baltimore thrives because of individuals committed to lifelong learning and serving others. Education needs to work – for people, for neighborhoods, for society as a whole.”  

– Mr. Kurt L. Schmoke, President, University of Baltimore 

Become a Member Campus

Nonprofit higher education institutions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, and Eastern West Virgnia are eligible to become member institutions. Please contact our regional office for more information.

Executive Director, Madeline Yates, will be glad to visit your campus to further explain the benefits and services of Transform Mid-Atlantic to senior administrators, faculty, and community engaged professionals.

Contact us at: 
Transform Mid-Atlantic
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: (301) 696-3280

If you’re at a college or university that is not currently a member of Transform Mid-Atlantic (see the list here), consider joining.  Membership offers an opportunity for not only presidents/chancellors but also community engagement staff, faculty, students, and other campus leaders to learn with and from colleagues across the state and nation, to collaborate, to build capacity, and to celebrate good work.  To find out more, contact Madeline Yates, Executive Director, at 301-676-3192 or yates {at} transformmidatlantic(.)org.

Affiliate Status

In addition to full member status, TMA offers an affiliate status to organizations or institutions that do not meet the full membership requirements. Affiliate members will have access to almost all benefits offered to members, including access to events, professional development, networking, and recognition. 

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