TMA Welcomes New Team Members

We are thrilled to welcome four new members to the team at TMA! Linda Thiele,Transform Mid-Atlantic’s Communications and Strategic Partnership Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA member, is a graduate of The University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). There, she had the privilege of serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member working with a local AIDS Outreach Program designed to …

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2020-2021 VISTA Project Bios

TMA VISTA Leaders Bio: Jake Hurner is a Portland, Oregon native looking to live in Maryland for the first time with the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Armed with a BFA and a can-do attitude he hopes to gain skills with CCMA to create actionable community engagement, promote responsible and ethical solutions, and support VISTA members as …

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2021 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. Professor Gemma Puglisi, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University Professor …

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TMA Partners with Urban Rural Action for Leadership and Engagement Training

Nearly forty Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA members, Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows, and other students and community members throughout the Mid-Atlantic region recently participated in a three-part Leadership and Community Engagement Training series facilitated by Urban Rural Action in partnership with Transform Mid-Atlantic. The series was made possible through a grant received by UR Action from the …

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TMA Participates in the 2022 Maryland Civic Education and Engagement Leadership Summit

May 25, 2022 Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA members Hadiyyah Abdul-Jalaal and Aasha Henderson, along with TMA Associate Director Anthony Wagner recently participated in the second annual Maryland Civic Education and Engagement Leadership Summit, hosted on Saturday, April 30 by the Maryland Civic Education Coalition. The 2022 summit’s theme was: “Empowering Maryland Youth Through Service and …

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Catholic University of America Pathways to College

Hi y’all, Maggie Eckerson here! I am the Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA member spearheading the Pathways to College initiative at the Catholic University of America. This project calls on university students to rise up to the challenge and help create pathways for students of color (primarily Black and Hispanic) to reach their post-secondary academic and …

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TMA Helps Lead National Effort to Secure $250M in Federal Service-Learning Funds

May 16, 2022 Transform Mid-Atlantic, a member of the national Coalition for Service-Learning, and its partner colleges and universities throughout the region are playing a leading role in advocating for an annual appropriation of $250 million for a Service-Learning Fund in the FY23 federal budget. This appropriation would effectively re-fund the federal Learn and Serve …

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CCBC Pathways to Success

Supporting and Equipping Students for Success at CCBC

By Lark Maag, Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA Member at the Community College of Baltimore County For many institutions, the pandemic has brought challenges for connection and outreach, but along with that, it has brought opportunities to be creative in the ways we connect. The Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Community College of Baltimore County …

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TMA Member Institutions Honored as 2020 DC/Maryland Voting Challenge Winners

November 18, 2021 Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA) is proud to celebrate its member institutions that were recently recognized at the third biennial ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge awards ceremony – held on Tuesday, November 9th – for their outstanding civic action plans and student voter registration efforts during the 2020 presidential election. The 2020 presidential election …

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An AmeriCorps VISTA Supervisor Talks Career Readiness at USG

by Sara Wells, ACES Career Readiness Manager, Center for Recruitment & Transfer Access, Universities at Shady Grove When I say “I’m a career coach,” I’m not just talking shop or sharing a former job title.  In actuality, I am letting you in on a core part of my identity.  It gives me unrivaled joy to …

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