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Austin has the largest alumni presence outside of TFA’s corps placement regions, attracting alumni from all four regions in Texas, and all around the country.
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About Us

About Us

Just a decade ago, there were only 100 alumni in Austin. Now, there are more than 900—and counting. 

As the capital of Texas, Austin provides a unique experience for Teach For America alumni to engage in all aspects of the development of education policy at the local and state level. Austin provides a front-row seat to the legislature, governor, and state administrative offices determining public policy on key education issues every day. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) oversees the education policy affecting 5 million school-aged children in Texas.

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Our Community

Our Community

Teach For America launched in Austin in the fall of 2019 as the first “alumni-forward” region in the country. Started by alumni in 2008, Teach For America Austin has been supported by a volunteer alumni board for over a decade.

Our network works in every corner of Austin’s education landscape—teaching in classrooms, leading campuses, and designing policy as elected officials. Our alumni provide wrap-around services, advocate for student-centered policies, and professional development for our classroom and campus leaders. Outside of the classroom, we have a growing network of alumni working in technology, law and policy, as well as government officials. Together we make up a passionate and committed network working with students and families to ensure access to opportunity for all Austinites.

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Get Involved

Get Involved

Looking for professional learning opportunities to support your development? Check out annual conferences and fellowships offered to Teach For America alums.


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Support Our Work

Support our efforts to connect TFA alums to opportunities to expand their impact in Austin.

Local Leadership

Texas For America Austin Director Christine Nishimura

Christine Nishimura

Los Angeles '06

Executive Director

Teach For America Austin

Christine Nishimura (Los Angeles ’06) brings more than a decade of education and legal experience to her role as executive director for Austin.

School Leadership Learning Lab

School Leadership Learning Lab

Teach for America (TFA) seeks to build a coalition of educators and school leaders prepared to meet the current needs of students while also preparing students to live, learn, and thrive in their communities. In partnership with Transcend, TFA Texas is excited to continue our state-wide School Leadership Learning Lab (SLLL).

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