Transform Mid-Atlantic

Engaging Campuses in Communities

Frederick, MD   |

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Transform Mid-Atlantic

EIN: 26-4076820


Transform Mid-Atlantic mobilizes the collective commitment and capacity of higher education to actively advance our communities through civic and community engagement, and plays an integral role in the development of globally engaged citizens who actively contribute to creating healthy, sustainable and socially just communities.

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Executive Director

Ms. Madeline Yates

Main address

401 Rosemont Ave

Frederick, MD 21701 USA

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Formerly known as

Maryland Campus Compact

Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact



Subject area info

Higher education

Civic participation

Human rights

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults


Economically disadvantaged people


NTEE code info

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Presidents' Institute

The TMA Presidents’ Institute serves as a platform for the collaboration between higher education, K12, and community partners to address issues critical to Maryland, DC, and Delaware.

Future Presidents’ Institutes will convene the region’s presidents, superintendents, and other leaders in a conversation about the structural and systemic issues impacting education in our region, and how civic and community engagement could enhance college, career, and civic readiness for K-12 and higher education students. This important work can only be done through the collective contributions of our members, partners, and supporters.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Each spring, Transform Mid-Atlantic and its member campuses host the annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) Conference. The SLCE Conference offers a full-day of panels, discussion, professional development, and opportunities to share success strategies among students, faculty, and staff at institutions throughout Maryland, D.C., Delaware, and West Virginia on the topics of community service, service-learning and civic engagement. The conference generally occurs in late-March or early-April.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Transform Mid-Atlantic VISTA programs join the mission of AmeriCorps VISTA through projects that build campus-community partnerships to fight poverty. Through the Transform Mid-Atlantic VISTA program, we alleviate poverty by strengthening communities and developing our leaders. Our state programs:
- Improve college access and success;
- Bring community voice to campus;
- Empower students to be community advocates;
- Improve service-learning courses that address local, national, and global community issues;
- Build the capacity of higher education institutions to strengthen communities;
- Develop the skills of VISTA members and students in community organizing, volunteer management, and community partnership development.

Transform Mid-Atlantic supports an annual cohort of approximately 30 VISTA members. Members are placed with institutions of higher education throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth
Immigrants and migrants
Victims and oppressed people

The Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship (TMACF) is a program geared toward engaged student leaders throughout the region. Nominations are accepted each spring for the following academic year. Each of TMA's member presidents is invited to nominate one student from their campus for the Fellowship.

Participation in the Transform Mid-Atlantic 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. This fellowship is a key avenue to develop student leaders who are engaged global citizens, actively contributing to the creation of equitable, healthy, sustainable, and socially just communities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Through its work within higher education institutions as well as the communities that those institutions serve, Transform Mid-Atlantic is committed to work to resolve issues related to inequity and oppression wherever they exist within our communities.

TMA annually hosts JEDI-Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) Institutes that invite teams from member campuses to imagine and create action plans that utilize their civic and community engagement programs to advance a campus culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. TMA also hosts an ongoing equity conversation series that invites guest speakers and facilitators to highlight and workshop best practices in the JEDI / higher education space. In 2022-2023, approximately 160 individuals from ~ 20 college and university campuses throughout MD, DC, DE, and WV attended one of TMA's JEDI Initiative events, workshops, or institutes.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Ethnic and racial groups
LGBTQ people

Thanks to the ongoing support of TMA's most generous friends and donors, the network annually offers $10,000 in mini-grant funding to member institution faculty throughout the region. These grant funds support faculty development opportunities like workshops and institutes that ultimately support students’ community-engaged learning.

These grant funds can support requests from individual institutions or collaborations between and among multiple educational institutions.

Previously funded projects include:
- Supporting an Annual Regional Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship;
- A cohort-based dialogue program that offered space for community members of diverse backgrounds to engage in dialogue on topics related to social identity;
- Developing an institution's internal research capacity by funding webinars and collaborative workshops designed to support faculty and staff in translating and mobilizing their research and expertise.

Population(s) Served

During Earth Week, TMA provides a select number of its member institutions with licenses to provide an on-campus screening of a global citizenship / environmental justice-related film. This program, which will continue to develop in years to come, is titled "Transform 2040." Through film and conversation, TMA and its partners hope to catalyze change makers in communities throughout the region to plan action to combat significant global issues, from climate change to growing socioeconomic inequity.

Participating campuses receive the following:
- License for a public screening of the film (at no charge);
- Marketing materials for the screening;
- Resource kit for educators;
- Discussion guide to lead post-screening community conversations;

During Earth Week 2023, approximately 100 students, faculty, and community members attended screenings held throughout Maryland at TMA member institutions during the pilot phase of this project.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Artists and performers

Transform Mid-Atlantic actively seeks to recognize excellent service-learning and civic engagement work in our region. Through the annual Transform Mid-Atlantic Awards program, we aim to recognize student, faculty, administrative, and community leaders. Click on each award below for more information on the award and application instructions.

Each December, TMA holds an awards ceremony, recognizing 9-15 outstanding leaders, researchers, educators, students, administrators, and community members for their contributions to building just communities and the advancement of the public purposes of higher education. Awards include:
- Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Awards
- Engaged Scholarship Award
- Global Citizenship Award
- Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - Civic & Community Engagement (JEDI-CCE) Award
- Transformational Leadership Award
- Transformational Partnership Award
- Transformational Student Leadership Award

Population(s) Served

Transform Mid-Atlantic is proud to partner with The Facing Project in an effort to bring critical listening and purposeful storytelling to the forefront of community-engagement across the region. The sharing stories of self has long been part of TMA’s programs and initiatives, as our own personal stories of transformation and experience can demonstrate the impact of service and civic and community engagement.

The Facing Project seeks to create “a more understanding and empathetic world through stories that inspire action.” Its projects, which have been created in dozens of communities throughout the United States and world, seek to “face” the complex and critical problems – from racial inequity to gun violence – in an environment in which multiple perspectives can be shared and heard. Transform Mid-Atlantic is teaming up with The Facing Project to co-sponsor campus-community based projects in Maryland, DC, and Delaware focused on topics at the heart of the TMA mission.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Since 2014


Standards for Excellence 2019

Maryland Nonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Coalition for Service Learning 2019

Tamarack Institute 2022

Partnership Alliance 2022

Eastern Region Campus Coalition (ERCC) 2009

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

TMA met with representatives from the offices of Senators Chris Van Hollen (MD), Shelly Moore Capito (WV), and Chris Coons (DE) to advocate for federal funding to support our member institutions.

Number of conferences held

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Related Program

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference

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Holding steady

Context Notes

Hosted a Fall 2023 Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Civic and Community Engagement (JEDI-CCE) Institute and a Spring 2024 Regional Civic Engagement Summit.

Number of convenings hosted by the organization

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

Including institutes, summits, TMA Civic Fellowship sessions and retreat, Senior Advisory Group for Engagement meetings, co-sponsored events, and other programs and events.

Number of organizations applying for grants

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Population(s) Served

Academics, Veterans, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Immigrants and migrants

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Including applications from institutions and individuals for TMA's Faculty Development Mini-Grants, ERCC Mini-Grants, MLK Day of Service Grants & AmeriCorps VISTA Program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

About Us: Transform Mid-Atlantic (formerly known as Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic) is a convener, a connector, and a collaborator. It brings together institutions of higher education with civic organizations and students to impact change in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. By facilitating hands-on service-learning and sharing of best practices, Transform Mid-Atlantic supports grassroots change that resonates at every level and inspires the next generation of leaders, scholars, global citizens, and advocates.

Purpose: Transform Mid-Atlantic brings together institutions of higher education with civic organizations to impact necessary change in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by equipping and engaging the next generation of leaders, scholars, global citizens, and advocates.

Value Statement: Transform Mid-Atlantic connects the needs of its regional community partners with the resources of its member institutions to enhance the academic and civic experience while preparing students to become engaged global citizens.

Stakeholders: Apart from Transform Mid-Atlantic's Board, staff members, and AmeriCorps VISTA leaders and members, we work with the following groups to accomplish our mission and purpose:
- Institutional leadership
- Provost/faculty (academic – service learning would be part of the curriculum, conversations, workshops, series)
- Student/Community Affairs administrators (CEP – community engaged practitioners)
- Community organizations
- Corporations
- Future and current AmeriCorps VISTA members

Generally, our strategies to accomplish our mission are composed of programs, initiatives, advocacy, and grant opportunities that:
- Connect institutions, people, and programs.
- Develop global citizens and create just communities.
- Create thought leadership in the space of civic and community engagement.
- Convene communities of practice and collective action within the higher education sector.
- Call for decision makers to increase the number and quality of resources available to schools, higher education, and community partners to combat poverty and create increasingly just and equitable communities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, Strategic Planning process, goals, and outcomes

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.67 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 27% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Transform Mid-Atlantic

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Transform Mid-Atlantic’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $44,072 $28,693 $260,206 $71,167 $112,329
As % of expenses 6.7% 4.6% 51.0% 13.1% 18.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $44,072 $28,693 $260,206 $71,167 $112,329
As % of expenses 6.7% 4.6% 51.0% 13.1% 18.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $699,230 $647,603 $583,928 $753,827 $716,536
Total revenue, % change over prior year 19.3% -7.4% -9.8% 29.1% -4.9%
Program services revenue 66.4% 71.4% 71.8% 61.3% 68.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.4% -0.2% 3.4% 8.3% 6.9%
Government grants 14.8% 8.8% 5.1% 16.7% 7.9%
All other grants and contributions 15.5% 20.0% 19.7% 13.7% 16.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $655,158 $618,910 $509,903 $544,039 $614,129
Total expenses, % change over prior year 29.7% -5.5% -17.6% 6.7% 12.9%
Personnel 72.3% 68.4% 70.3% 74.5% 74.5%
Professional fees 7.1% 7.4% 13.5% 14.9% 13.9%
Occupancy 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.1% 0.3% 0.0% 1.8% 1.5%
All other expenses 19.6% 23.9% 16.2% 8.8% 10.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $655,158 $618,910 $509,903 $544,039 $614,129
One month of savings $54,597 $51,576 $42,492 $45,337 $51,177
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $90,600 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $709,755 $670,486 $552,395 $679,976 $665,306

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 5.2 7.4 11.4 13.4 11.9
Months of cash and investments 17.8 20.5 32.3 30.9 28.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 14.5 15.9 25.4 25.4 24.7
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $284,464 $380,864 $485,163 $605,371 $607,617
Investments $684,666 $678,735 $889,046 $795,987 $855,467
Receivables $141,806 $115,191 $108,494 $111,643 $155,018
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 20.2% 22.0% 19.8% 17.4% 15.8%
Unrestricted net assets $790,772 $819,465 $1,079,671 $1,150,838 $1,263,167
Temporarily restricted net assets $100,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $100,000 $100,000 $110,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total net assets $890,772 $919,465 $1,189,671 $1,250,838 $1,363,167

Key data checks

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Executive Director

Ms. Madeline Yates

Madeline Yates is the founder and executive director of Transform Mid-Atlantic (formerly Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic), and has over twenty years of experience leading cross-cultural and experiential education programs. After many years of domestic and international service, she helped launch Gettysburg College's Center for Public Service. She taught in Montgomery County Public Schools, helped lead the Maryland State Department of Education's service-learning program, and created Pennsylvania Campus Compact’s anti-poverty leadership development VISTA program. Ms. Yates has traveled extensively throughout five continents -- living, teaching, and volunteering in Japan, Haiti, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and New Zealand. She received several fellowships representing United States educators in Kyrgyzstan and Ecuador, consulted with international educational organizations in Ukraine and Peru, was awarded two Fulbright fellowships to India and South Africa, and leads workshops and public speaking in the US and abroad. Her BA and MA are from Gettysburg College and Hood College, respectively. She lives in Gettysburg PA with her daughter.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Transform Mid-Atlantic

Board of directors
as of 06/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Dr. Colleen Perry Keith

Goldey-Beacom College

Term: 2023 - 2025

Board co-chair

Dr. Cynthia Bambara

Allegany College of Maryland

Term: 2023 - 2025

Dr. Heidi Anderson

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Dr. Debra McCurdy

Baltimore City Community College

Dr. Michael J Sosulski

Washington College

Dr. Yolanda Wilson

College of Southern Maryland

Dr. Thomas Striplin

Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College

Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk

Frostburg State University

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/10/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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