Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship
Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship
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The Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship (TMACF) is a program geared toward engaged student leaders throughout the region. Nominations are accepted each spring for the following academic year. Each of TMA's member presidents is invited to nominate one student from their campus for the Fellowship.

Participation in the Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship will provide students from across the region high impact opportunities to develop their leadership skills and understanding of civic and community engagement so that they may better serve as leaders in their communities and collectively create solutions to our region's most urgent problems. This fellowship is a key avenue to develop student leaders who are engaged global citizens, actively contributing to the creation of equitable, healthy, sustainable, and socially just communities.

Program Components

The Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship will consist of:

  • Eight virtual gatherings, including sessions with regional and national experts focused on leadership development and advancing equity through civic and community engagement in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as other topics, including but not limited to:
    • Intentional activism and engagement
    • Grassroots organizing for developing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
    • Advancing equity in rural communities
    • Global citizenship and cross-cultural competencies
    • Corporate community engagement
    • Legislating for positive social change
    • Achieving a mindset of collective impact
    • Fund development and grant writing
  • At least one in-person gathering/luncheon hosted by TMA within the region during the Fellowship year
  • Opportunities to connect with community-engaged mentors at member institutions and community partnerships
  • Opportunities to serve on the planning committee and to present at TMA's annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) Conference
  • Participation in a regional network of engaged leaders
  • A capstone presentation/experience

Nominate a Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellow

Nominations for Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows are now open for 2023-2024. Please view the preview document for all information required before filling out the form. You will not be able to save the form and go back at a later time. Watch the video below for more information about the fellowship and the nomination process.

Nomination Deadline: February 28, 2023

Previous TMACF Guest Speakers

Photo Source: Empower DC
Photo Source: Empower DC

Ms. Parisa Norouzi       Executive Director,      Empower DC

Photo Source: London School of Economics
Photo Source: London School of Economics

Dr. Duncan Green                  Sr. Strategic Advisor, Oxfam Great Britain

Photo Source: Shore Up!
Photo Source: Shore Up!

Rev. Dr. Craig Mathies President,          Somerset County (MD) Board of Commissioners

Photo Source: Delaware Community Foundation
Photo Source: Delaware Community Foundation

Ms. Yolanda Rushdan      Senior Program Officer, Delaware Community Foundation


Ms. Sofía Bermúdez      Representative from Argentina, UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network

Additional Benefits

In addition to these program components, Civic Fellows also receive:

  • Recognition through TMA website and media
  • Opportunities to serve as student leaders and mentors with TMA after the close of the Fellowship year
  • Information about post-graduate service opportunities through TMA’s AmeriCorps VISTA projects
  • Letters of recommendation on TMA letterhead

Current and Past Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows