Black Community Alliances

About the Black Community Alliances


Join Us and Take Action

  • In the Classroom
  • In the Community
  • On TFA Staff

In the Classroom

Teachers who share the backgrounds of their students do more than just teach their students the possibilities—they show them. We work in solidarity with the Black community to dramatically increase the number of Black men and women who choose teaching as a career. Today, we place more Black teachers in classrooms than any other single entity.

Listen to what Teach For America alum Dymir Arthur has to say about his experience.

In the Community

Just 2% of our nation’s teachers are black men. Students, schools, and the entire system are missing out on more than just educators, since “teacher” doesn’t begin to define the roles black men can play in the classroom.

We need to mobilize. Recommend a leader for a classroom today.


On TFA Staff

Each year, Teach For America provides identity-based professional development summits for staff. Our Black staff convenes annually for The Gathering. 

Find an open role on our staff today.

Our Partners


We are intentional about partnering with organizations and influencers that align to our mission. Together with our partners, we work hand-in-hand to strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.

The Black Advisory Council


The Black Advisory Council is a large, vibrant, diverse and powerful community of Black staff at Teach For America. Its members play a vital role in the work to achieve educational equity for all children country by ensuring that we have a thriving and self-determining Black community.

Senior Vice President, Executive Leadership & Learning
Managing Director, Public Affairs
Senior Managing Director, Regional Operations
Senior Managing Director, Black Community Alliances
Director, Teacher Leadership Development
Director, School Partnerships & Corps Member Onboarding
Manager, Teacher Leadership Development
Vice President, National Community Alliances
Assistant, Legal Affairs
Managing Director, Regional Communications and Public Affairs
Senior Managing Director, Regional Operations
Director, Diversity and Cultural Competence
Managing Director, Internal Learning and Innovation
Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer
Director, Staff DEI Engagement
Executive Director, Jacksonville

Connect With Us


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Senior Managing Director, Black Community Alliances