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- Full-time employment by a school or district
- Premier leadership development and teaching certification
- Minimum two-year commitment
- Full salary and benefits
- Nearly 40 regions – you choose your location
Apply by November 15
- Part-time paid fellowship as a tutor for elementary reading or middle school math
- 3-5 hours/week for a 10-12 week term
- $1,200 award for each term
- Support from a veteran educator
- Virtual, remote work
- Alumnihood begins after two years in our teacher corps
- Private directory of our 61K+ person network
- Exclusive opportunities, events, fellowships, etc.
- Career Connect for job searches
- The Collective – a national association for BIPOC alumni
Who We Are
What’s it Like to Teach For America?
[I exit] the doors with a sense of peace and fulfillment from the work I did that day…Teaching is hard, but what other profession allows you to work with young people every single day and support them on their life journey?
The best decision that I've ever made in my life was doing TFA in Baltimore and becoming a teacher, hands down. I met my kids and it sounds really cliche, but as soon as I started teaching, I just fell in love with them and recognized that they're the leaders the world so desperately needs.
Something that I continue to love about Teach For America is the fact that there is this audacity that we can make a difference and we’re not just going to talk about it, but we’re going to put some teeth behind it.
Working with the students gives me joy and hope in a way that nothing I've ever done does. I’ve been through a lot this year in my personal life. And on my worst days, even if getting out of bed is the hardest thing in the world, that connection with my students feels so whole.
I was a student in Chicago Public Schools and today, I’m creating opportunities that I didn’t have as a student. When we keep our students first and we keep their goals in front of us, I think we can do nothing but be successful.
I remind my students that if we nurture our value of education and continue our thirst for knowledge, no matter what obstacles we face, we can and shall overcome. I want them to hold on to infinite hope.
For many of us, what started as a two-year commitment has turned into a lifelong mission. Whether in the classroom, or in union and system leadership, or work in education technology, you see a passion among our alumni to do whatever it takes to eliminate the inequities our children face every day.
I appreciated Teach For America for preparing us to be flexible … they gave us the basics to feel grounded but also that creativity to branch out and do what was best for our students and community.
I joined Teach For America because I want students to know that growing up in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities is not something to be ashamed of or a liability. Growing up in such communities—as in my case—can be the driving force for their personal, academic, and professional success.
It is important for me as a man of color to be a force in the education movement because many of the decisions made that impact students in under-resourced communities are not made by people who reflect the backgrounds and experiences of those in the communities the policies most directly affect.
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