Introducing the TECE Fellows | June 14, 2021

By team tece

Berlin and Boston, June 14, 2021 – The cohort of Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators (TECE) Fellows has been announced by the hosting organizations, the Arbeitskreis deutscher Bildungsstätten e.V. and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University.

The Transatlantic Exchange of Civic Educators Fellowship brings together US-American and German civic education and engagement professionals active in non-formal, youth work, and out-of-school time capacities. Over the course of seven months, this core group of Fellows will come together for online seminars and in-person exchange activities in Germany and the U.S. This unique opportunity will enable them to learn from and with one another against the backdrop of unique regional and national contexts and across sectors.

The 22 selected Fellows were selected based on their interests and experience as well as their ability and motivation to implement learnings and develop transatlantic partnerships in their current professional roles. The group of selected TECE Fellows listed below reflects the broad diversity of sectors, organizations and individuals that play an important role in youth and young adult civic development. 

Participant profiles can be viewed here.


Ronald Becker, Aktion Zivilcourage e.V.

Michelle Chávez, Bildungsstätte Alte Schule Anspach (basa e.V.)

Navina Engelage, Gesamteuropäisches Studienwerk e.V. (GESW) / Pan-European Studies Institute

April Grayson, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

Emma Humphries, iCivics

Christoph Hövel, Salvador-Allende-Haus (Socialist Education Center Haard e.V.)

Gabrielle Lamplugh, David Mathews Center for Civic Life

Drucella Anne Miranda, California Center for Civic Participation

Elena Neu, IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

Yael Ohana, Frankly Speaking – Training, Research & Development & Open Society Foundations Berlin

Jackson Opio, Kreisau-Initiative e.V.

Shena Parks, Lou Frey Institute of Politics & Government

Lisa Peyer, State Center for Civic Education Bremen (Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Bremen)

Teresa Pfaffinger, Hans Seidel Foundation

Caryn Scheel, Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services

Sarah Surak, Salisbury University

Laura Tavares, Facing History and Ourselves

Annette Ullrich, Foundation wannseeFORUM

Ross VeLure Roholt, University of Minnesota, Youth Development Leadership, School of Social Work

Sarah Wagner, Atlantic Academy Rheinland-Pfalz

Adam Westbrook, Center for Community Engagement at Suffolk University

Christina Wiley, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs

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