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Dear Friends,
What an invigorating autumn we are having! By the time you receive this newsletter we will have had our inaugural JEDI-CCE Institute! We can't wait to share some of the takeaways from this event at which teams from 14 college campuses in our network came together to create action plans to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at the intersection of civic and community engagement on their campuses. We are also thrilled that our annual award ceremony will take place  in person on December 13th. These awards recognize excellence in service-learning and civic engagement work by student, faculty, administrative and community leaders. The honorees show by example the kind of amazing work that can be done by dedicated people!

Let us know what's on your mind, what you're interested in convening about, and how we can continue to serve you in your work fulfilling the public purposes of higher education.

In Service,

The TMA Team


Congratulations Award Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 TMA Awards, who will be honored at an award ceremony on Tuesday, December 13th on the campus of Hood College. Representing nine of our member campuses plus two community partners, these awards recognize excellence in service-learning and civic engagement work by student, faculty, administrative, and community leaders. Click the link below to read more about the work of these inspiring people:

  • Dr. Dawn Lewis (Prince George's Community College),
  • Dr. Yolandra Plummer (University of the District of Columbia),
  • Dr. Joan Serafin (Frostburg State University),
  • Dr. Maranda Ward (George Washington University),
  • Dr. Sean Cleary (George Washington University),
  • Ms. Michele Wolff (University of Maryland, Baltimore County),
  • Ms. Lena Morreale Scott (University of Maryland, College Park),
  • Dr. Diane McMahon (Allegany College of Maryland),
  • Ms. Jennifer Haydel (Montgomery College),
  • Mr. Daniel Khoshkepazi (University of Baltimore),
  • Mr. Joseph Bubman (Urban Rural Action)  
  • Ms. Abigail Cohen (District of Columbia Public Schools)

Congratulations Grant Winners!
TMA is pleased to announce the recipients of Faculty Development Mini-Grants. This program supports TMA member faculty development in the areas of service-learning; civic and community engagement; justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; advocacy and democratic engagement; and community development and empowerment. Join us in congratulating Dr. Holly N. Currie (Frostburg State University), Ms. Lindsay A. Chudzik (Notre Dame of Maryland University), Dr. Robin Minor (Community College of Baltimore County), Dr. Lynnette Young Overby, (University of Delaware), and Professor Tasha Harris (Prince George’s Community College). Read more about their funded projects by clicking below.


TMA Announces Partnership with ALL IN to Increase Student Democratic Engagement 

Transform Mid-Atlantic is partnering with the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN),  a national nonpartisan initiative of the non-profit Civic Nation. By participating in ALL IN, colleges and universities are eligible for recognition and awards based on voter turnout and registration rates on their campuses for the November 2022 election. Institutions will be provided guidance and tools to create an action plan for increasing student engagement and will be able to improve, measure, and celebrate efforts to institutionalize nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and informed voter participation. 


VISTA Leader Demonstrates a Passion for People
VISTA Leader and Baltimore native La’Teya Burrows has a passion for empowering others to leverage struggles as opportunities for growth and success. She previously served as a VISTA member at the University of Baltimore’s Campus Pantry, where she started the Baby Bee corner providing essentials for babies. As you’ll read in her own words, La’Teya is committed to justice and equity, which are shaping the next phase of her career as she pursues a masters degree in psychology.


From Grassroots Leadership to Intentional Activism: TMA Civic Fellowship Program Continues

Learn more about the September and October TMA Civic Fellowship sessions, which featured guest speakers Parisa Norouzi, Executive Director of Empower DC, and Dr. Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB! 


Stories of Service Podcast Episode II

In her year of service as a TMA VISTA member, Kate McGeehan produced three "Stories of Service" podcasts. Episode II has dropped! Kate and TMA Associate Director Anthony Wagner spoke with VISTA member Jade Kenney about her project at Allegany College of Maryland tackling opioid addiction in the area, and the story of how she came to this work.


Montgomery College Wins Delphi Award
Congratulations to Montgomery College on winning a Delphi Award! This award, which comes with a $15,000 cash prize, recognizes the College's  Institute for Part-Time Faculty Engagement and Support, initiated in 2015 with the goal of manifesting the belief that part-time faculty must be supported and have the resources they need for the college to successfully achieve its educational mission.

TMA VISTAs 22-23

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.


Bloomberg Fellows Program
Interested in pursuing a Master of Public Health degree? Johns Hopkins University offers a fully-funded scholarship through the Bloomberg Fellows Program. This groundbreaking initiative provides world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the U.S. Calling all VISTA members: this might be the perfect opportunity for you! Application deadline is December 1st.


Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Learn more about this paid internship program in the federal workforce for  students from across disciplines. The next information session for people looking to apply for the summer 2023 cohort is Monday, November 14th. Register here!


Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Interested in working on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times? You might consider applying for The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $104,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, and is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Application Deadline: Friday November 4th.


Upcoming Events

Beyond the Land Acknolwedgement E-Course

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Fundamentals: Part 2 (online)
November 1, 12-1:30 pm

Principled Dissent: Navigating Moral Challenges
October 31-November 1
Virginia Military Institute

International Service-Learning Forum (online)
November 10

4th International Conference on Service-Learning (hybrid)
November 16-20, 2022

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 

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

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


Call for Papers and Proposals

ACE Annual Meeting Proposals - October 30

IMPACT Conference Workshop Proposals - November 4

Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement Conference Proposals - November 16

Higher Learning Research Communications - Rolling Deadlines


Grant and Award Opportunities

DC Public Schools OSSE High-Impact Grant Opportunity - October 31, 2022

Reiman Foundation Grant - Rolling Deadlines

Maryland State Grants - Various Deadlines 


Open Positions

Research and Program Associate - Office of Community Engaged Learning, Vassar College

Program Coordinator - Johns Hopkins University (JHU) SOURCE (the community engagement and service-learning center for the Schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine)

Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy - Merrimack College

Associate Director, York Road Initiative - Loyola University Maryland

Community Engagement and Bonner Scholars Program Coordinator - Oberlin College

Associate or Full Professor of Service Learning & Director of Service Learning Institute - California State University, Monterey Bay

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

Associate Director, The Institute of Community and Economic Engagement - UNC Greensboro

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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