Life as an Alum
After successfully completing your two-year commitment as a Teach For America corps member, you become an alum of the organization. You’ll join a large network of those working to shape the political, economic, and social future of our country, across all sectors.
To change our country’s education system, we need leaders challenging conventional wisdom and the status quo, working for the long term from both inside and outside the school system. Once you become an alum of TFA, you’ll bring an invaluable perspective to any career field in working to create opportunity for students and communities nationwide.
Informed and inspired by students, many alumni continue to teach beyond their TFA commitments in high-need communities. But alumni are also attorneys, CEOs, faith leaders, small business owners, ed-tech entrepreneurs, doctors, and countless other professions.
No matter what path you choose, you’ll have an ever-expanding network of colleagues ready to support and lead alongside you. See more about careers After TFA.
Alumni work in education or in fields that impact low-income communities
Alumni who serve as pre-K through 12th grade teachers
Alumni overwhelmingly say their corps experience accelerates and enhances their careers for the rest of their lives, no matter what career field they ultimately pursue. See the pathways of some of our alumni and read how their classroom experience shaped their trajectories. View more alumni profiles.
Metro Atlanta '08
Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas
TFA prepared Aisha to be a successful attorney. The experience gave her a deep connection to high-needs communities, taught her how to build relationships, and made her a better advocate.
Los Angeles '07
Founder and Executive Chairman
The realization that millions of students don’t have access to the opportunities she had motivated Beth to teach. What she learned inspired her to become a social entrepreneur who gives thousands of students access to high quality summer programs.
Dallas-Fort Worth '11
As a platform management specialist for Google, alum Charles Lai used the skills he gained as a teacher to educate consumers and colleagues about Google products, tools, and platforms.