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Transform Mid-Atlantic Announces Results for 2024 MLK Day of Service Grants

Transform Mid-Atlantic Announces Results for 2024 MLK Day of Service Grants Frederick, MD – Transform Mid-Atlantic  is proud to announce the success of its 2024 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service AmeriCorps Grant Program. Five Transform Mid-Atlantic (TMA) member campuses received grants from TMA and the Partnership Alliance – funded by AmeriCorps …

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A Day of Service with Homes Not Borders: Building Homes, Building Community

A Day of Service with Homes Not Borders: Building Homes, Building Community A MLK Day of Service Reflection form TMA AmeriCorps VISTA Member – Jack Rader I am currently serving as a Transform Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA for Homes Not Borders, a refugee resettlement non-profit that works to ease the transition for recently arrived refugees. Homes …

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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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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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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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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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