Find virtual and in-person events hosted by Teach For America and our partners.
October 11, 2022
Is upward mobility an illusion? Equal opportunity can feel like a sham when the wealth gap is so wide and the rich only get richer. George Packer, staff writer at The Atlantic, knows that systemic inequalities - especially in education - can prevent the average American from getting ahead. Join us to hear from Packer as he explores the case for better public institutions, better public schools and better living wages as the key to fixing the inequality gap.
October 18, 2022
Financial literacy is essential to social mobility and the creation of generational wealth. But how many of us learned how to open a credit card, take out a loan or balance a budget in school? A lack of access to financial literacy disproportionately affects marginalized communities and only widens the wealth gap.
Yanely Espinal (@missbehelpful) is on a mission to create widespread change around systemic financial barriers. Join us to learn more about how you can avoid financial pitfalls and explore tips for your own personal finances.
November 02, 2022
Growing up, Nic Stone realized that Black characters didn't exist in children's books. Fifteen books later, including #1 New York Times Bestseller Dear Martin, Nic has dedicated her life to creating representation through amplifying stories of racial and social justice. In this event, Nic will illustrate how sharing our stories dismantles oppression and how you can unlock your personal truth.
November 15, 2022
There are age requirements for driving but not for prison - in the American criminal justice system, youth are treated as adults. Marcus Bullock was one of those incarcerated youths, sentenced to 8 years in prison when he was only 15 years old. Two decades later, Bullock is the CEO of his own tech company and working to dismantle the "school-to-prison pipeline" that ensnares so many young Black men. Join us to hear how creativity can be harnessed for social good.
December 05, 2022
On June 12, 2006, Brandon Wolf lost two of his best friends in the Pulse Nightclub shooting tragedy, narrowly escaping himself. That night spurred Brandon to become a fierce advocate for LGBTQ rights and gun reform in honor of his friends. In the years since, his advocacy work has also shown him the necessity of self-care and the power of community. Brandon is firm in his belief that you have always been worthy of joy, love, and safety, and will share how self-care can be both a lifeline and the utmost form of resistance.
Join us as disability and inclusion activist Imani Barbarin discusses what we can do to dismantle our deeply embedded ableist tendencies to create more inclusive communities.
Clearing away clutter can help you make healthier choices, improve your relationships, and cultivate a more balanced life. Join Kenika Williams, professional home organizer and TFA alum, as she talks through the power of spending 30 minutes a day for a week to declutter practically any space that you inhabit. She'll give you a blueprint on the best way to navigate decluttering your space, resources that will personalize this work for you, and and set the foundation for focus, balance, and impact.
Unwritten rules about gender conformity are pervasive in our society, and especially in our schools which should function as inclusive, safe, and brave spaces for students. Policies and guidelines that support gender expansive individuals are few and far between, and the lack of such protections can dramatically impact our environment and experiences. Join us for a discussion on gender identity, equity, and how we can work toward inclusivity together.
Mindful self-compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional well-being. While mindfulness increases our awareness of the present, self-compassion encourages greater kindness and understanding of periods of suffering. Individuals who are more self-compassionate tend to have greater happiness, life satisfaction and motivation, and overall better physical and mental health. Join Marisha Dixon, Wellness Leader and TFA alum, as she talks through how to become more self-compassionate, use self-compassion practices, and harness empathy for growth and impact.
Access to opportunity should be a universal truth, but for so many, inequity and legislative instability leaves lives hanging in the balance. Join us for a conversation on immigration justice, where we’ll celebrate the diverse and intersectional immigrant community, explore the impact of immigration policies on our kids and communities, and actions you can take to advocate for immigration justice.