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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2022 Winners

The Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award Recognizes and honors a faculty member in each of the three higher education sectors (public universities, community colleges, independent colleges and universities) for excellence in the integration of service-learning into the curriculum and impact to students and the community. Dr. Dawn Lewis, Professor of Psychology, Prince George’s Community College Dr. …

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Why Donate to Transform Mid-Atlantic

Note: This interview was done before the organization changed its name to Transform Mid-Atlantic. All references to Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic or CCMA are to Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA). “Why do I give?” Dr. Alan Penczek tells his own story in this short interview: How did you become connected with Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic? “I taught philosophy at Stevenson …

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SLCE 2019 Award Winners

The Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference conference is an opportunity to recognize and honor faculty members, staff, students and community partners for their contributions to service-learning and civic engagement in Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, DC. The SLCE Conference annually rewards 5 categories of awards: faculty, staff, undergraduate student, graduate student, and community partner. Community Partner …

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