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Fellowships and Partnerships

LCSL connects students to experiential and community-based learning opportunities in order to transform both our students and the community. Our fellowships and partnerships opens up opportunities for students, faculty/staff, and community organization!

Global Leadership & Civic Engagement Exchange with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • We have partnered with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to offer the Global Leadership and Civic Engagement Exchange Fellowship which is a program focused on global leadership and service-learning. The goal of this exchange is to develop students' global citizenship, broaden students' perspectives on service-learning, and nurture motivated students to become service-learning leaders. To work towards these goals, this program offers direct and project-based service-learning opportunities in non-profit immersions, activities, and local field trips.
    • Applications open in February
    • The program runs from the end of May through the end of June working 10-12 hours per week. Stipend is provided.
    • Some activities include:
      • Service learning sites
      • Weekend and day trips
      • Reflection dinners
      • Speaker and workshop events
  • Click here for more information!

Transform Mid-Atlantic

  • Transform Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship (TMACF) is a program that connects student leaders to develop their knowledge, leadership skills, and understanding of civic engagement. This fellowship is fit for students who are engaged global citizens, actively contributing to the creation of equitable, healthy, sustainable, and socially just communities. TMA’s member presidents are invited to nominate one student from their campus.
    • Program consists of:
      • Nine virtual monthly gatherings
      • In-person end of year retreat in Baltimore, MD or D.C.
      • Networking opportunities 
      • Mentorship om TMA staff, institutional representatives and partner organizations
      • Final capstone project 
    • Click here for more information! 
  • Transform Mid-Atlantic also holds the Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) open to students, faculty and staff at institutions in D.C., Maryland, and Delaware. 
    • The SLCE Conference offers full-day panels, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities!
    • The SLCE Conference is usually held in late-March or early-April.
  • Transform Mid-Atlantic also hosts an annual TMA Awards Program. TMA offers several award opportunities to member institutions' students! Awards recognize excellence in service-learning, community-based research and learning, and civic and community engagement. 
    • TMA accepts self-nominations and nominations for other students.
    • Individuals may make multiple nominations.
    • Applications and nominations open in the spring and are due late August. 
    • Click here for more information!

Services 24/7

  • Services 24/7 is a virtual resource that increases the capacity of the University of Maryland community to work with nearly 300 nonprofit organizations and campus departments. Services 24/7 offers diverse opportunities to connect with local events, groups, and causes. This resource also encourages community engagement by offering a space to review and reflect on volunteer experience. 
    • Students can use Services 24/7 to find volunteer opportunities with community organizations! Services 24/7 also encourages students to use it for tracking volunteer activity and posting impacts!
    • Click here to learn more!

Peace Corps

  •  Peace Corps is an agency that builds and maintains relationships with global communities through volunteer opportunities. Peace Corps supports volunteers so they can live and work with community members to grow, teach, learn and create change. They provide opportunities in agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, and youth in development. 

AmeriCorps

  • AmeriCorps is an agency that connects volunteers and nonprofit organizations to tackle challenges in the United States. Their areas of impact include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, veterans and military families. 

Transform Mid-Atlantic 

  • The Transform Mid-Atlantic Faculty Development Mini Program supports member faculty that seek to enhance student learning and engagement. The program awards up to $10,000 each year to help faculty initiate or continue programs related to civic and community engagement, service-learning, community-based learning and research. and collaborative intercampus and community-based partnerships. 
    • Applications open in October and close in November.
    • Eligibility:
      • Full-time or part-time faculty, cross-disciplinary teams, or collaborative teams of faculty from 2 or more institutions 
      • May apply for up to $2,000
      • Consistent with Transform Mid-Atlantic goals
    • Click here for more information!
  • Transform Mid-Atlantic also holds the Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) open to students, faculty and staff at institutions in D.C., Maryland, and Delaware. 
    • The SLCE Conference offers full-day panels, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities!
    • The SLCE Conference is usually held in late-March or early-April.
  • Transform Mid-Atlantic also hosts an annual TMA Awards Program. TMA offers several award opportunities to member institutions' faculty and staff! Awards recognize excellence in service-learning, community-based research and learning, and civic and community engagement. 
    • TMA accepts self-nominations and nominations for other faculty and staff.
    • Individuals may make multiple nominations.
    • Applications and nominations open in the spring and are due late August. 
    • Click here for more information!

TerpsVote

  • TerpsVote is a nonpartisan initiative that seeks to increase civic engagement, build positive voting behavior, and make voting information accessible. TerpsVote invites students, faculty and staff to join the initiative! 
  • TerpsVote offers a customizable course module which includes a lesson plan (up to 90 minutes) and PowerPoint for UMD faculty and staff to use. The module includes activities about how to vote, the importance of voting, and the impact of elected officials on college students. 

Services 24/7

  • Services 24/7 is a virtual resource that increases the capacity of the University of Maryland community to work with nearly 300 nonprofit organizations and campus departments. Services 24/7 offers diverse opportunities to connect with local events, groups, and causes. This resource also encourages community engagement by offering a space to review and reflect on volunteer experience. 
    • Faculty and staff can use it to find volunteer opportunities for themselves! Services 24/7 encourages faculty and staff to use it for tracking hours for student organizations they advise, classes they teach, etc.
    • Click here to learn more!

Maryland Democracy Initiative

  • Maryland Democratic Initiative works towards a fairer and more just society by growing 5 capacities of people: civic competence, knowledge, opportunity, agency and respect. To pursue this mission, Maryland Democratic Initiative uses innovative interdisciplinary, community-centered research, teaching, learning and civic engagement.
    • To increase and enhance civic engagement, MDI offers many networking opportunities to faculty and staff to help advance their civic engagement goals. Faculty and staff can network with each other as well as students, community members, partners, and experts from all over!
    • Click here for more information!

Request a Program!

  • Faculty and staff may also request a program from LCSL! LCSL can provide free class presentations, info sessions and workshops to your meetings or classes. We will work with you to design and facilitate activities that meets your organization's needs!

Services 24/7

  • Services 24/7 is a virtual resource that increases the capacity of the University of Maryland community to work with nearly 300 nonprofit organizations and campus departments. Services 24/7 offers diverse opportunities to connect with local events, groups, and causes. This resource also encourages community engagement by offering a space to review and reflect on volunteer experience. 
    • Community organizations can make an affiliate account on Services 24/7 and post opportunities that engage with users. Services 24/7 also allows community organizations to verify impacts written by volunteers!
    • Click here to learn more!

Request a Program!

  • Community organizations may also request a program from LCSL! LCSL can provide free class presentations, info sessions and workshops to your meetings or classes. We will work with you to design and facilitate activities that meets your organization's needs!
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