Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship
Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship
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Transform Mid-Atlantic hosts the Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship, 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 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:

  • Six virtual gatherings, including site visits, trainings, and workshops 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

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 Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellows