And just like that, it is holiday season, and the New Year is less than two weeks away! At this time of the year when the days are shortest, we pause and reflect on the year that is past and look forward to the year to come. At Transform Mid-Atlantic, we recognize this past year as one of transformation for the organization as we changed our name and branding. This change followed a pattern of consistent societal and cultural change and transition, which we are all navigating together. As we look forward into this next year, our hope and desire is to do this work together more. We want to address inequities in the systems that make up this society with increased impact, which means we need to lean on each other, learn from each other, and walk forward hand in hand. We are so grateful for the people who are walking and have walked with us, namely the award winners who we were able to recognize last week, and we look forward to meeting and working with the people who will join us in our work this coming year.
From our team to you, we wish peace and rest this holiday season, and happy New Year!
The TMA Team
TMA Award Winners Recognized
On December 13 at Hood College, a crowd of nearly 70 people gathered to recognize the work and contributions of this year's TMA award winners. Each individual and group has had a significant and lasting impact on their students, institutions, and communities. It was an evening full of cross-pollination of ideas and acknowledging work that often goes unrecognized.
TMA Civic Fellows Update
Transform Mid-Atlantic’s inaugural cohort of Civic Fellows wrapped up the fall semester with two sessions in November and December. On November 21, the fellows met with President of the Somerset County, Maryland Board of Commissioners, the Rev. Dr. Craig Mathies. Mathies was elected as a county commissioner in 2010 and is the first person of color to be elected to countywide office in Somerset County since its founding in 1666. On December 12, fellows spoke with Yolanda Rushdan, Senior Program Officer for Community Impact at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) about grant writing, community development, philanthropy, and changes that DCF has implemented in its grant making process as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and events that followed the murder of George Floyd in 2020.
Welcome to New Member Goucher College
TMA is pleased to welcome Goucher College as a member of the network.
TMA Board Hosts Reception at MSCHE Conference in Philly!
The Transform Mid-Atlantic Board hosted a reception for representatives from institutions in Maryland, DC, and Delaware at the 2022 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Conference in Philadelphia on Thursday, December 8. Both member and non-member Presidents, MSCHE Liaisons, and other guests enjoyed the opportunity to network and learn more about the important civic and community engagement work being done across the region. To learn more about how civic and community engagement programming can be used to support the MSCHE self-study and accreditation processes, click here to view TMA's five-part guided conversation series cohosted by MSCHE, PCCE, and Engage NJ in 2020-2021!
Help TMA Plan SLCE Conference
TMA is actively looking for enthusiastic members of its SLCE Planning Committee! The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) Conference brings together students, faculty, and community organizations to talk about issues and best practices in the service-learning and community/civic engagement sphere. Read more about previous conferences here. Please email Anthony Wagner (email@example.com) with your interest to be a part of this committee.
TMA VISTA Blog: The Power of Sharing a Meal
TMA VISTA member Amber Modero shares her experiences with Homes Not Borders, where she is doing a year of service. This non-profit offers supportive programs to newly arrived refugees in the DC area. Read her blog to get a view into a day of Amber's experiences going to deliver furniture and supplies to families who needed them.
TMA Civic Fellows Nomination To Open in New Year
On January 9, 2023, TMA will open up the nomination form for the Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship. Participation in this 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. Each of TMA's member presidents is invited to nominate one student from their campus.
Thank You For Giving Tuesday
In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all the work we are able to accomplish in our communities. As part of this network, we rely on you to help make this work happen. Thank you to all who donated to TMA for Giving Tuesday, and keep us in mind as the end of the year nears!
Save the Date: JEDI-CCE Institute
TMA will hold a second JEDI-CCE Institute following the success of the institute held this fall. Please mark March 2nd on your calendar if you plan to register for this event. Campus teams will be invited to attend to discuss and plan their campus culture and how to integrate JEDI into it more effectively.
Spring JEDI-CCE Institute: March 2, 2023
Apply Today for Transform Mid-Atlantic VISTA Positions!
We're recruiting for several VISTA positions at sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. These are high-impact opportunities to fight poverty, strengthen communities, and build leadership skills. Read more about the VISTA program here and click below for the individual project listings.
Virtual Winter Institute on Teaching Social Action
January 3-5, 2023
2023 Annual Meeting: Reclaiming Liberal Education
American Association of Colleges and Universities
January 18-20, 2023, San Francisco, CA
Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference
February 15, 2023, High Point University, High Point, NC
February 23-26, 2023
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Active Citizens Conference
February 25, 2023, William & Mary University
Continuums of Service 2023: Turning the Tides, Renewing Our Energy
March 14-17, 2023, Honolulu, Hawaii
National Service-Learning Conference
April 2-5, 2023, Nashville, TN
Community Engagement Institute – PICCE
May 23-24, 2023, Gonzaga University
Faculty Director of Civic Engagement - Drew University
Executive Associate - Texas Tech University
Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Programs - Illinois State University
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service - Georgetown University
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions - George Washington University
Diversity Scholars Fellow Program - Ithaca College
Program Coordinator - Johns Hopkins University (JHU) SOURCE (the community engagement and service-learning center for the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine)
Associate Director, York Road Initiative - Loyola University Maryland
Community Engagement and Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator - Oberlin College
Executive Director and Associate Vice Provost, Haas Center for Public Service - Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Director, Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning - St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service Studies - Providence College, Providence, RI
Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Assistant Director of Rural and Tribal Partnerships - University of Washington
Civic Education Project Summer Staff - Northwestern University
Assistant (Direct Support Professional) - L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C.
Multiple Positions - UMBC Choice Program
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