International Rescue Committee's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) Team

How a Three Year VISTA Project Can Contribute to Organizational Growth

IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity Team Author: Josh Geary (AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni) Three years ago, the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) started on an AmeriCorps VISTA project sponsored by Transform Mid-Atlantic, marking the beginning of an exciting journey for our organization. Since then, our partnership with TMA has played a significant …

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2023-2024 Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows

Transform Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 cohort of Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows. The 2023-2024 fellowship cohort includes 16 students from TMA member institutions across Maryland, Washington, DC., and Delaware. Each fellow has been nominated by their institution’s president to participate in the year-long program based on their inspiring stories of leadership, civic engagement, and …

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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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TMA Civic Fellows meet with Somerset County Commissioner and Delaware Community Foundation Program Officer

December 19, 2022 (Frederick, MD) – Transform Mid-Atlantic’s inaugural cohort of Civic Fellows wrapped up the fall semester with two sessions in November and December. On November 21, the fellows met with President of the Somerset County, Maryland Board of Commissioners, the Rev. Dr. Craig Mathies. Mathies, who was elected as a county commissioner in …

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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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JEDI-CCE Institute

In continuing its efforts to strengthen and advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) across the region, on October 20th, 2022, Transform Mid-Atlantic hosted the first JEDI-CCE Institute on Creating a Community-Engaged JEDI-Centered Campus Culture: Action Planning and Assessing Progress. Over 90 representatives from 15 colleges and universities came together with their campus team to …

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