Latinx Alliances

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.

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. Sign up to learn more.

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.

Creating Safe Spaces

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In The News

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Hope

The notion of hope has been polluted by politics at the national level, but indeed, that is what Lizárraga imparts to her students. Read more

A DREAMer Returns To Phoenix To Teach

I was born to farmworkers in Chihuahua, Mexico at a time when the only way to escape poverty and reach an education higher than elementary school was to travel to “the other side.” Read more

From Mexico to Teach For America

We forget there’s a family or child at the end of the issue. People who are very real. People like Joe who sacrifice because they need a job or a safe haven. Read more

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Explore Our Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships

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In the fight to end educational inequity, everyone is needed. Learn about the partnerships that are helping us connect across communities and bringing diverse perspectives to the table.