Latinx Alliances

Join Our Familia: Take Action

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  • In the Classroom
  • In the Community
  • On Our Staff
  • For Dreamers
  • Our Partners & Collaborators

In the Classroom

One in six Latinx students attends a high school where graduating isn’t the norm. In classrooms across the country, our corps members are working with passion and commitment to give their students an education that will change and expand life opportunities for Latinx students.

You can join them. Apply to the Teach For America corps today.

Watch a day in the life of one of our incredible teachers, Lorenzo Garza and find resources you can use in the classroom, below.

 

Classroom Resources from Our National Latinx Partners & Collaborators

In the Community

It’s crucial that we continue to advance conversations about education and opportunity in the Latinx community. Check out our Google Hangout recording, below, moderated by Univision’s Enrique Acevedo, and add your voice on Facebook or Twitter.

 

On Our Staff

We’re deeply humbled to be recognized as a great place to work by both Fortune and Latina Style. Latinxs are leaders at all levels of our staff. See what roles we have open for you.

For Dreamers

We believe completely that if you are brought to the United States as a child, you should be able to pursue an education and a successful path contributing to society without fear of deportation. This is why we’re committed to actively recruiting eligible individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to our teaching corps. Read more about our DACA admissions process.

Why We Say "Latinx"

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At Teach For America we aspire to be an all-inclusive organization. This is why our community has decided to use the term Latinx.

The "x" makes Latino, gender-neutral and moves beyond Latin@—which we've used in the past to include both masculine and feminine identities—to encompass genders outside of the male-female binary. Latinx, includes people of Latin American descent whose gender identities fluctuate along different points of the spectrum from agender or nonbinary to gender non-conforming, genderqueer, genderfluid, and intersex communities.

To learn more about where Latinx came from and on the logic for and against using it please listen to this interview from Latino USA.

Voices From Our Community

Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
September 5, 2017
Teach For America stands with DREAMers and our 190 DACAmented corps members and alumni who reach 10,000 students across 11 states.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 16, 2017
Brought to Texas as a child, Priscilla Aguilar Lumbreras had to be tenacious to get to where she is as a teacher. She's not giving up.
Students & Communities
April 28, 2017
Marisol Pineda Conde is Leading the Change in Los Angeles Schools
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
April 25, 2017
A group of citizen-advocates scored a win when Houston Independent School District was persuaded to change its discipline policies. Now this network is taking on new fights.
Alumni
April 11, 2017
Sara Hernandez (LA, ’05) credits her time in classroom for inspiring her bid for Congress
Inside TFA
By Viridiana Carrizales
February 28, 2017
Unless we unite around a pathway to citizenship, our teachers and students could face deportation.
Inside TFA
October 20, 2016
A corps member and her students dig deeper in a memoir writing class
Students & Communities
By Manny Macias
August 23, 2016
Manny Macias (Los Angeles '13) overcame difficult childhood circumstances to graduate from UCLA. Now he's back in his hometown, utilizing the power of collective change to help a new generation of leaders reach higher education.

Creating Safe Spaces

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Explore Our Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

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Learn about the partnerships that are helping us connect across communities and bringing diverse perspectives to the table.