Member Benefits

Benefits to Member Institutions

  • Resources and networks of support for faculty, staff, and curricular development
  • Collaboration on grant applications and enhanced funding for service-learning and community engagement from state and national sources including access to AmeriCorps VISTA grants of $55,000/yr for three years/$165,000 to support a VISTA position on individual campuses
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention through student involvement in engaged learning

Benefits to Students

  • High-quality service-learning experiences that build on the skills and habits students have begun to develop through K-12 service-learning
  • Structure and support for students to mobilize on the local and state levels to address civic and social issues of concern
  • Enhanced opportunities for engaged learning and applied learning toward career development and personal growth

“Our students are making a great difference in the life of this community. As a city, Baltimore thrives because of individuals committed to lifelong learning and serving others. Education needs to work – for people, for neighborhoods, for society as a whole.” – Mr. Kurt L. Schmoke, President, University of Baltimore

Benefits for Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware

  • Increased partnership opportunities between higher education institutions, communities, non-profit organizations, schools, faith communities, businesses, and state agencies to address statewide issues
  • Increased multi-institutional collaboration and enhanced institutional efficiency on community development in geographic regions of need
  • Enhancing student and presidential advocacy by gathering statewide statistical data


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