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PopClass: A Virtual Series

PopClass - powered by Teach For America

Welcome to PopClass, an exclusive virtual series for students & young professionals to engage with some of our country’s leading changemakers. Join our next event!

'Science of Happiness' professor at NYU

In this season finale with Dan Lerner, author, speaker, and NYU Professor of the renowned class ‘Science of Happiness,' Dan shared insight on how we can maintain and protect our happiness in the midst of confusion and change.

Looking for more ways to stay socially engaged, inspired, and empowered during this challenging time? You’re in the right place!

Join us for our next Teach For America PopClass. Speak with top leaders in education, arts, civil rights, healthcare, and more as they breakdown how they started in the world of social impact and how young leaders like you can be a catalyst for change, right where you are.

Previous PopClass Teachers include poet and activist Clint Smith, civil rights organizer and news contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and sociologist Dr. Anthony Jack. See who’s going to “pop up” in class next!

Advocacy Through Anti-bullying with Maulik Pancholy

Listen to Maulik Pancholy share his insight on school bullying, diversity & inclusion with moderator Soukprida Phetmisty, the leader of TFA’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Initiative. He shares about his work with the nonprofit Act To Change and his recent children's novel, The Best At It.

Access Ain't Inclusion: Magnifying the Educational Experiences of Marginalized Students

Dr. Anthony Jack, a Harvard professor of education and published author of the award-winning book “The Privileged Poor,” shares insights on the struggles marginalized students face at elite colleges and what institutions can do to help students thrive right now.

Distant but Dynamic: Using Your Voice on Social to Build a Movement

Black Lives Matter organizer, NBC News, and MSNBC contributor, and Pod Save the People co-host Brittany Packnett Cunningham shares tips on how to use your platforms to optimize your voice and promote equity for marginalized communities.

Teach & Transform: Fighting Racial Intolerance via True Allyship

Liz Kleinrock shares how teaching tolerance and allyship can transform the false narratives targeted towards the Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community and other marginalized groups.

Stay Inspired

Invitations for our next PopClass will come out later this week! Be on the lookout in your inbox, and follow Teach For America on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to stay in the loop.

Keep the inspiration going! Watch these TED Talks from previous PopClass guests.