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Terps for Change Leadership Scholarship

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Project ended on December 02, at 11:55 PM EST
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October 26, 2020

We have more testimonials from a current coordinator, a community partner, and an intern about the scholarship for coordinators of our program! 

Coordinator IMPACT on the Community

October 16, 2020

Because of the hours and work put in by coordinators, Terps for Change is able to make a meaningful and sustainable impact on the local community.

  • The program has been successfully running for 13 years-- aiding the efforts of over 25 community partners throughout this time.
  • For just the Fall 2019 semester, coordinators were able to lead student volunteers through 1,604 hours of volunteering and 45.5 hours of skill development in dialogue.
  • For the entire 2019-2020 year, the program performed more than 3,100 hours of direct service despite the semester being cut short amidst the pandemic.
    • These hours translated into a significant impact on the local community.
    • To name a few of the many accomplishments of just the Fall 2019 semester, over 92 patches of invasive species were removed from the local park and over 200lbs of food were stocked by volunteers at the local pantry. 


Transition amidst the Pandemic

October 12, 2020

Terps for Change coordinators have been wonderful in transitioning service and dialogue to the virtual environment! 

  • 1-hour dialogues are still being held each week by our coordinators over Zoom and many of our sites have become virtual and asynchronous such as mask-making for one of our community partners.

  • Some of our outdoor sites continue to be in-person and are following socially-distanced protocols as well. 

  • Along with the normal dialogue responsibilities, coordinators have made special efforts in maintaining a sense of community and reminding others of service during this pandemic through a new initiative, the Terps for Change Pop-Up series.

    • Coordinators market towards and then work with student organizations across campus, acting as guest facilitators of a Terps for Change dialogue.

    • With this new initiative, even those outside of the Terps for Change program can reap the benefits of deep meaningful discussion on the systemic roots of social issues, and learn how their club and its members can make specific efforts towards bettering a certain social issue.

Community Partner Testimonials

October 12, 2020

“Terps for Change volunteers are reliable and hard-working. We know they will always complete the jobs we give them in a timely fashion, and we are comfortable giving them more complex tasks. They are thorough and respectful, and always come with great attitudes, ready to help out. Truly, they are one of our favorite groups to work with.” 

Alice Kilduff, A Wider Circle 


“T4C participants are great workers! They make sure to ask questions to fully understand the task and take initiative to split up tasks and establish a flow of work. They are able to get a lot done in the few hours of service because they are able to work together to get the job done.”

Kayla Agonoy, ECO City Farms 


“The group is consistent, dedicated and enthusiastic about our efforts and progress.”

Dawn Taft, City of Hyattsville 


“The volunteers are very dedicated to any task put before them. Not only were they doing and completing the task, but had a realistic belief that what they did was contributing to the pantry's mission.”

Larry Tumlin, UMD Campus Pantry 




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