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Impact participants gather for a service project in Tulsa

Seeking passionate changemakers who are eager to make an immediate impact. We invite college sophomores and juniors of all majors to apply to join our one-week spring break experience, completing service projects and exploring their interest in Teach For America while engaging with the TFA network and program. 

Apply to Impact 2020

As an Impact participant, you’ll complete meaningful service projects, immerse yourself in a region’s rich history, and build relationships with college students from around the country. 

Impact is an all-expenses-paid experience. With your Impact team, you’ll travel to a Teach For America region to engage in hands-on work that will positively affect students, families, and communities with whom TFA partners. Over the course of the week, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about TFA’s short- and long-term impact, and explore how joining the TFA corps as a classroom leader could fit into your long-term career plans.

This year, Impact will take place March 15 - 21, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“I think it’s easy in college to get caught up in that campus bubble where you’re just thinking about your own life and not really stepping outside of that to take notice of your greater community.”

Rooney Mantena

2018 Impact Participant, Ohio State University Student

Why Choose Impact?

  • Service: Complete hands-on projects in a TFA region
  • Leadership: Positively affect the lives of students and their families
  • Network: Meet college students and changemakers from across the country
  • Engage: Explore your passion for service and leadership, along with how TFA empowers classroom educators to lead, provides continued skill development, and creates opportunities for long-term impact
  • Travel: TFA will cover program-related expenses, including travel, meals, and lodging
  • Experience: Be immersed in work that intersects service with educational inequity

To read one Impact participant’s journey, read Fired and Ready to Lead by University of Florida student and 2019 corps member, Ernesto Godinez.

Impact 2019

For its third year, Impact Spring Break participants traveled to Tulsa to work on service projects and build meaningful relationships with one another and the community members with whom they partnered.

Application Process

The application for Impact 2020 can be found here. Please contact us at earlyengagement@teachforamerica.org with any questions.

The application requires you to upload a resume and write 100- to 200-word response to three questions.