Learn how TFA Baltimore is supporting the leadership development of our alumni.
March 30, 2018
After attending the Managing to Change the World conference, alumni have spent the last few months implementing the skills they had learned with their teams. In January, alumni Brian Gerardo (Baltimore ’08, co-founder and executive director of Baltimore Dance Crews Project), Jackie Bello (Baltimore ’09, co-founder of Dent Education), Michael Castagnola (Mississippi Delta ’05, Chief of Staff for Councilman Zeke Cohen), and Lisette Morris (Baltimore ’97, executive director of The Ingenuity Project, not pictured above), convened to share their experiences and discuss strategies to address challenges they were facing. This included how to build a diverse and inclusive team; strategies for purposefully maintaining equity in all aspects of their work; and how to drive meaningful results towards ensuring communities have equal access and opportunities to education, innovation, and leadership.
Members of this group are also participating with more than a dozen fellow TFA alumni in one of our newest learning communities: Social Entrepreneurs (pictured to the right). TFA learning communities bring together alumni with similar interests and professional goals to network and share best practices and challenges. The social entrepreneurs learning community consists of alumni who have founded and are running various social ventures in the city. Now four months in, the group has been reaching out to alumni who are interested in launching their own start-ups to support them and grow the community of TFA alumni innovators in Baltimore. If you’re interested in joining this learning community, contact Maggie Master at Maggie.Master@teachforamerica.org. You can also learn more and join any of our spring learning communities here.
“Being a part of this alumni learning experience has not only helped me grow as a leader and a manager, but it also deepened my connection with other alums doing important work in this city. ”