Learn more about Teach For America's work in the Jacksonville region.
Jacksonville is known as the city of bridges, and it’s not just because many of its neighborhoods border the St. John’s river, the Atlantic Intracoastal, or the Atlantic Ocean. The movement for educational equity is in full swing here, and in addition to your fellow corps members and nearly 200 alumni, you’ll join over 642 other nonprofits working together to bring excellent educational opportunities to Jacksonville’s students. We are all connected to each other, just as the bridges connect our city, working together to provide high quality education to our students.
There are countless ways to have an impact on students here in Jacksonville. You might continue to impact students in the classroom, like Darryl White (Jacksonville ’13), one of Duval county’s five finalists for Teacher of the Year, or maybe you’ll choose to transform lives as a principal or administrator, like Chelsea Matthews (Jacksonville ’10), who, like several other alums in the region, has engaged in the School Leadership Fellowship and Summer Principal’s Academy at Columbia University. You might even decide follow in the footsteps of alums like John Fails (Jacksonville ’13), who is also a military vet and was just named the executive director of Bunker Labs, an organization that supports veterans in their own leadership as entrepreneurs.
Alumni in the region