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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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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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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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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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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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