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July 1, 2016
There’s no rubric or checklist for post-grad life, and not knowing where next year will take you may leave you uneasy. You’re not alone. Life after college is an incredible, crazy, and meaningful learning experience for many. One healthy route is to roll with the punches and learn to embrace the uncertainty of this wonderful, if tumultuous, period.
teacher and students dressed in Greek mythology costumes
After his students made props, an original script, handmade costumes, and a set to perform Greek mythology stories, Ammar Zia (Rhode Island '15) was so impressed by their hard work that he came to class dressed as Zeus.
June 30, 2016
To close LGBTQ Pride Month, first-year teacher Ammar Zia (Rhode Island '15) reveals how creating an environment of diversity and inclusiveness vanquished his initial fears of sharing his identity with his students.
June 29, 2016
In seven years, Daniel Feehan (Chicago–Northwest Indiana '09) has gone from teaching sixth grade to President Obama nominating him for assistant secretary of defense for readiness. Read about the role TFA has had in his remarkable journey.
June 28, 2016
You’ve shared a room, studied all night, and eaten a lot of bad takeout together. It’s no wonder the bonds formed in college are among the closest. But who says it has to end? Here are some ways you can maintain close friendships post-graduation.

June 24, 2016
MenSa Maa of Teach For America–D.C. Region reflects on the recent Supreme Court decision and the impact of race-conscious admissions in his own life, for future generations of students, and for the nation’s teaching workforce.
high school graduate hugged by parent
A recent graduate and parent embrace after commencement at Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles Unified School District.
June 22, 2016
The new nonprofit Great Public Schools Now seeks to accelerate the growth of high-quality schools in Los Angeles’s low-income communities. Teach For America–Los Angeles’s Lida Jennings explains how corps members and alumni are key to this effort.
June 21, 2016
A trio of Teach For America alumni have an opportunity to make widescale impact in leadership positions at the Texas Education Agency.
June 20, 2016
A new study finds that parents have high expectations for their child’s academic future, but the path to college isn’t always clear. Matt Stern (Baltimore ’08) of Learning Heroes explores what can be done to help parents support their child to succeed in school.
June 16, 2016
Pappas (New Jersey ’03) beat out two sets of finalists and received the prestigious prize at Teach For America-New York's Annual Benefit Dinner.
June 15, 2016
Members of Teach For America’s staff came together to reflect on the recent mass shooting in Orlando and assess how the intersectionality of the tragedy impacts members across our communities.


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