Apply Now! CCMA Collective Impact Initiative

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is looking for a 2021-2022 Assessment/ Program Evaluation VISTA Member for its Collective Impact Initiative, which works to address issues of poverty, education, health, and community development. Apply today! Read more about CCMA’s Collective Impact Initiative

Apply Now! CCMA Germanna Values Veterans VISTA Project

Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, Virginia is looking for a 2021-2022 VISTA Member for its CCMA Germanna Values Veterans VISTA Project, which mentors veterans attending Germanna to help them achieve both academic and non-academic success. Apply today!

CCMA, Global Citizenship, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

CCMA’s Global Citizenship Initiative (GCI) Taskforce will convene in late September to begin investigating how CCMA can best support the development of global citizenship within its member institutions and communities. We hope to connect this important work to regional, national, and international efforts to advance global citizenship and mutual understanding. Global citizenship plays an important role in the United Nations’ ambitious and ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG 4 calls on nations and communities in every corner of the world to create and sustain “quality education” for all. More specifically, SDG Target 4.7 aims to “ensure that all learners acquire…

CCMA Welcomes New VISTA Members to Team

CCMA is pleased to welcome two new VISTA members working directly on CCMA initiatives. Nisa Burns is joining the CCMA team as a communications coordinator VISTA member. Nisa hails from Central Massachusetts and is a recent graduate of Cornell University whose studies brought her to Myanmar to do work on a minority language project. As the CCMA Communications Coordinator VISTA member, her task is to increase CCMA’s capacity to reach a larger percentage of students, increase institutional membership, and increase visibility and brand-recognition with non-member institutions, corporate, and community partners. Kate McGeehan joins the team as an Grants Acquisition AmeriCorps…

CCMA to Launch Global Citizenship Initiative

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is pleased to announce the launch of its Global Citizenship Initiative! CCMA will investigate how this network of colleges and universities in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington D.C. can create a culture of global citizenship, engagement, and understanding in our region and beyond. CCMA believes that global citizenship is a universal value that connects citizens and communities across both global and domestic boundaries – an idea CCMA feels is woven throughout its commitment to the public purposes of higher education and the value of civic and community engagement. Several exciting changes are involved in this new initiative. Anthony…

CCMA Award Nominations Now Open

The CCMA Award nomination period is now open! Please see our awards page for nomination forms and descriptions of the various awards we give out to recognize members of our community who are engaged in excellent service-learning and civic engagement work. There are categories to recognize everyone from scholars early in their career, to student groups, to established community leaders. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work, download the nomination form packet and fill out the appropriate forms! Award winners from previous years can also be found through our awards page. The deadline for nominations has been extended to October 1,…

Apply Now! VISTA Position Openings 2021-2022

There are 6 programs still looking for their 2021-2022 AmeriCorps VISTA member. CCMA VISTA Orientation begins July 26th. Find your place in a community-driven program and apply today! Bowie State University, Feed the Need CCMA VISTA- Corporate Partners Initiative Germanna Values Veterans VISTA Project University of Baltimore Food for Thought Initiative CCMA VISTA Leader

Vivian Baylor Joins CCMA as AmeriCorps Program Manager

CCMA welcomes Vivian Baylor to our team! Vivian joins CCMA as our AmeriCorps VISTA Program Manager. She will be responsible for all aspects of managing CCMA’s cohort of VISTA members who are engaged in fighting poverty and improving racial justice and equity throughout Maryland, Delaware, and DC. Most recently, Vivian was a Program Manager at the Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center, Inc. in Martinsburg, WV where she worked to protect victims, prevent violence and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. She is also an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…

Success Story: $500k Goes to CCMA Mini-Grant Awardee

A CCMA student mini-grant program awardee from the University of the District of Columbia was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Gula Tech Foundation. Last year a group of students from UDC applied to the CCMA mini-grant program as part of their senior capstone project and was awarded the $250 mini-grant to help carry out their project: a summer camp for middle school students to teach computer coding. This project was so successful that Darold Kelly Jr., a leader in the student group, started his own nonprofit organization called the Black Cybersecurity Association (BCA) to continue this work. In…

CCMA Seeks New VISTA Program Manager

The VISTA Program Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of our regional AmeriCorps VISTA program, an anti-poverty initiative focused on building the capacity of campuses — together with their community partners — to strengthen communities. The VISTA grant is a core part of CCMA’s collective impact initiative, is central to institutional member engagement, and supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values and commitment to advancing equity. The VISTA Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of managing VISTA member recruitment and orientation; host site development and support; monitoring, compliance, reporting, and general operations; ensuring all programmatic and financial…

CCMA VISTA Positions Open

CCMA is excited to announce that we have 34 AmeriCorps VISTA projects for 2021-2022 that will do anti-poverty work in our communities. Many of these projects are currently recruiting candidates, and we encourage you to share these opportunities with people who may be interested in them. AmeriCorps VISTA members go where they are needed most with passion and perseverance to be a catalyst for change. It is an opportunity to live and work alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing poverty challenges and advance local solutions. CCMA VISTA projects are generally partnerships between institutions of higher education and…

Former CCMA VISTA Member Helps with Vaccine Rollout

Hannah Jacobs, former Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic P20 CONNECTS VISTA member and Interim AmeriCorps VISTA Leader began work with the Maryland Department of Health on the rollout of the critical SARS-Co-V-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) vaccine. During the four-week project Hannah will be serve on a 16-member AmeriCorps service team to support the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve (MRC) in vetting registered volunteers through the state’s electronic system, checking and answering the MRC general inbox for inquiries and status updates, answering calls from community members, and assisting with additional mission-critical requests, as needed.  Hannah was recruited to support the MRC by…

Two AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders Join CCMA Team

Earlier in February, CCMA was joined by two additional AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders. We are very pleased to welcome Tavon Johnson and Zandra Cuff to the CCMA team! Tavon is familiar with our region, having received his BA from Morgan State University, and served for three years as an AmeriCorps member in Delaware. He will be working closely with Jake Hurner, who has served as VISTA Leader since August 2020. Together they will provide direct support to our entire AmeriCorps VISTA cohort and their supervisors. Zandra is originally from North Carolina and served previously as AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for North Carolina…

CCMA Seeks Executive Assistant

CCMA is looking for a dynamic and passionate individual to join out team! We are looking for an Executive Assistant to work closely with Executive Director Madeline Yates to coordinate services for members, and to help with office and organization administration. The Executive Assistant of CCMA is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in providing assistance to member institutions. CCMA supports teaching and learning opportunities that prepare students for lives of engagement and service to society. The Executive Assistant must embrace the vision and mission of  CCMA – promoting campus-community partnerships, advancing equity and social justice, and fulfilling the public purposes of…

Congratulations Institutions with Carnegie Classification

CCMA congratulates the following institutions in our region for achieving the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement for the first time: Allegany College George Washington University      Salisbury University University of Maryland, Baltimore County The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement is a documentation of institutional practice when it comes to mission, identity, and commitments, and is a demanding peer-review process. It has been used for four and a half decades to recognize and describe US institutions of higher education. The above institutions are joining Georgetown University, Loyola University Maryland, University of Delaware, and Towson University in being designated Carnegie classified in our region….

November SLCE Conference Discusses Turning Passion into Action

The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) conference is a full-day opportunity to share success strategies among students, faculty, and staff at institutions throughout Maryland, D.C., and Delaware on the topics of community service, service-learning and civic engagement. This year, it was held on November 16 at the University of Maryland, College Park Stamp Student Union. Poster Presentations happened right lunch, and addressed a range of topics from campus activism, to HIV screening, and initiatives to support students who are parents. Workshops throughout the day challenged participants to think differently about engaging with their communities, while also encouraging them to turn…

CCMA Receives Standards for Excellence Award

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic was recognized  for its re-accreditation with Standards for Excellence at an award ceremony in October 2019 at the Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference. The Standards for Excellence Institute is a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and to help all nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks. CCMA Executive Director Madeline Yates accepts the Standards for Excellence award in October 2019 at the Maryland Nonprofits annual conference. Attaining the Standards for Excellence accreditation is a rigorous, peer-review process through which all aspects of an organization’s programs,…

Dr. Alan Penczek Receives Award for Donation

Dr. Alan Penczek received a one-of-a-kind “Most Impactful Supporter” award from Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic (CCMA) during the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) conference at the University of Maryland, College Park on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Dr. Penczek, a longtime supporter of the Compact, served as the main liaison between Stevenson University and CCMA while he was both a faculty member teaching philosophy and the Service-Learning Coordinator. The support and faculty development he received from CCMA during his tenure made a lasting impression on him as he saw firsthand the goals and mission of CCMA being realized in students’ lives. Dr….

Nominations for 2020-2021 Fellowship Open Now

The nomination period is now open for the Newman Civic Fellowship, a yearlong program that recognizes and supports community-committed students at Campus Compact member institutions. The fellowship is a one-year experience that provides students with training and resources that nurture their assets and passions to help them develop strategies for social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides in-person and virtual learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate one current student on the basis of their motivation…

President-Elect of MSCHE Addresses SAGE Meeting

President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti served as the guest speaker at the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic Senior Advisory Group for Engagement (SAGE) meeting held at Bowie State University on Oct. 21, 2019. Dr. Perfetti’s remarks focused on the presidential transition and the future of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation through the lens of the vision, mission, and core values of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, MSCHE resources available to colleges and universities, and opportunities through the renewed accreditation processes and institutional strategic priorities that promote global citizenship, leadership, service, and civic engagement. Dr. James Fielder, Secretary of Higher Education,…

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