Madeline Yates is the founder and executive director of the Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, a higher education association bringing together the presidents of publics, privates, two- and four- year institutions to develop global citizens and create just communities across the Maryland, D.C., and Delaware region. She also founded Resources for Global Citizenship, dedicated to facilitating the local and global engagement of higher education and K-12 institutions and systems through experientially-based professional development.
Ms. Yates has over twenty-five years of experience in cross-cultural and service-learning programs, as a participant, coordinator, and manager. After many years volunteering and doing service and experiential education work domestically and internationally, she helped develop Gettysburg College’s Center for Public Service. She then taught in Montgomery County Public Schools, coordinating service-learning projects for her students and school. After becoming a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Service-Learning Fellow, she helped coordinate the MSDE’s nationally recognized K-12 service-learning program, training teachers and assessing school district programming throughout the state. Ms. Yates previously directed the AmeriCorps VISTA program for Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC), working directly with over 40 colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania to build the PACC-VISTA leadership development program.
Ms. Yates has presented at hundreds of conferences, workshops, and seminars, both in the United States and abroad, including keynoting at the International Service-Learning Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has served on numerous boards including the National Service-Learning Partnership, the Coppin State University Board of Visitors, and Montgomery County Public Schools’ Superintendent’s Service-Learning Advisory Board.
An active community volunteer, Ms. Yates serves on Project Gettysburg-Leon, an international sister-city community development partnership project linking the communities of Gettysburg, PA, and Leon, Nicaragua. She has traveled extensively throughout 6 continents and over 70 countries — living, working, and volunteering for extended periods of time in Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. She has received several national fellowships, including to Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador. She consults domestically and internationally, including the Ukraine, Peru, and Mexico, and was awarded Fulbright fellowships to India and South Africa. She is a Weinberg Fellow and is an active member of Leadership Maryland. She holds a BA from Gettysburg College and an MA from Hood College. She lives in Gettysburg PA with her young daughter.