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Dear Friends,

We trust this newsletter finds you all well this new calendar year as well as Lunar New Year. We are entering the year of the rabbit, which symbolizes grace, beauty, mercy, and good luck. As the Lunar New Year was marked by yet another violent and racialized attack, these qualities strike us as especially important, along with those of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. In TMA’s efforts to work in this space, we are planning another JEDI-CCE Institute which walks colleges and universities through identifying where they are on the institutionalization of JEDI values and how to take the next step forward. In the midst of what seems like continuous difficult news, we believe that together we can create communities that uplift justice and inclusion and are stronger for it. We celebrate the community that we have and that we are developing. As we look forward to more sunlight with longer days, TMA is also looking forward to the impact that our three new team members will have. This year is one of possibilities and hope – also hard work and difficulty – but we will continue to choose hope.

In Service,

The TMA Team


TMA Civic Fellowship Nominations Now Open

Presidents of TMA member institutions are invited to nominate one student for this impactful leadership development fellowship. The TMA 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. Deadline: February 28, 2023.

An Info Session will be held January 26 and February 2 for any institutions that have questions.


Spring 2023 JEDI-CCE Institute Registration Open

Following a successful JEDI-CCE Institute in Fall 2022, members requested there be another in the spring. Transform Mid-Atlantic will hold a day long institute on March 2, 2023 that will consist of an opening “framing” of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), particularly where it intersects with civic and community engagement and campus-community partnerships. The teams will then utilize the JEDI-CCE Institutionalization Rubric and reflect on what they have learned, develop an action plan, and report out at the end of the session. The registration deadline is February 10. 


Welcome New TMA Staff

TMA is thrilled to announce our newest team members this month. Jared McLean is joining the team as the new TMA AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. Nicki Fiocco will serve as the Director of Programs & Communications, and Martha Bishai will be the Director of Education and Program Development. Both Martha and Nicki have strong backgrounds in nonprofit and service-oriented work, which will provide depth and breadth of knowledge to TMA programming. Click the button to read their bios.


VISTA Blog Post - A Perspective of a First-Generation VISTA Member

Michalina serves as a TMA AmeriCorps VISTA member with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Silver Spring. This month, she reflects on her experience as a child of immigrants and a first-generation college student in the context of working with immigrant populations in the DC area. Read her blog to follow her journey of coming to understand the importance of inclusion, integration, and cultural connection with migrant populations to create healthy and vibrant communities.


Cultivating a Sense of Belonging

What is belonging in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion work? What does it feel like? How do we create and nurture a sense of belonging within higher education teams? DEI Practitioner, Ms. Lanise Stevenson, will facilitate the workshop.


THRIVE Conference

Transform Mid-Atlantic member institutions are invited to nominate students to attend the 4th Annual THRIVE Student Conference and Opportunity Fair hosted by EngageNJ on February 25 at Middlesex College in Edison, New Jersey. The THRIVE Student Conference features a wide range of opportunities for students to connect and learn from one another about their experiences engaging in communities through research, volunteering, community engaged/service learning, civic leadership, and more.


PACE Conference

Join civic and community engagement colleagues from across the country at the 26th Annual Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference hosted by North Carolina Campus Engagement on February 15th at High Point University. The featured speaker of the Opening Session will be Dr. Ted Mitchell, President of the Council on Education (ACE). Representatives from Transform Mid-Atlantic member institutions receive a $50 discount on registration for the conference. To learn more about the 2023 PACE Conference, visit the NCCE website


Dissertation Dish

Lead California's Dissertation Dish web series will continue on February 2 from 9:30-11:00am EST with guest speaker Dr. Jamilah Ducar, Executive Director of the Engaged Campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The title of Dr. Ducar's webinar is "Organization Development for an Engaged Campus: Assessing Narratives and Architecture to Direct Future Change." Visit Lead California's website to learn more about past and upcoming Dissertation Dish speakers. 


Save the Date: Regional Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

TMA faculty development mini-grant recipient Frostburg State University is hosting their 12th Annual Regional Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship on March 17. Save that date and look for a register using the button below. 


Upcoming Events

Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference
February 15, 2023, High Point University, High Point, NC 

IMPACT Conference
February 23-26, 2023
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Active Citizens Conference
February 25, 2023, William & Mary University

THRIVE Student Conference
February 25, 2023
Middlesex College, NJ

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


Call for Papers and Proposals

Active Citizens Conference - January 25, 2023

THRIVE Student Conference - January 27, 2023

Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement - February 10, 2023

Higher Learning Research Communications - Rolling Deadlines


Grant and Award Opportunities

Community Engaged Alliance Awards - Various Deadlines

Reiman Foundation Grant - Rolling Deadlines

Maryland State Grants - Various Deadlines 


Open Positions

Executive Director of Center for Community Engaged Learning - Weber State University

Paid Student Internships - Emerson Collective Youth Collaborative

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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