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Learn more about Teach For America's work in the Central Florida region.

In response to a community call, TFA Central Florida launched in 2015. Since then, we have recruited, trained, and supported over 100 teachers in Orlando, including those placed in Orange County Public Schools. In June 2020, TFA Central Florida made a strategic shift to expand its impact outside of Orlando to the broader Central Florida region, including Tampa. TFA Central Florida will become a premier region for alumni development. Following the success of TFA's first alumni region, Austin, TFA Central Florida will be able to see (1) An increased number of alumni in key systems roles, and those alums having sustained impact. (2) A network that is continuously spreading knowledge in ways that accelerate student learning. (3) Increased optimism in the solvability of the problem among the network. (4) A virtuous cycle that helps compel the next generation into the work.

At Teach For America Central Florida, we are eager to help alums make connections that can further their lifelong commitment to education equity. If you’re a TFA alum in the Orlando or Tampa area, get in touch—we can help you connect with other alumni as well others working in education and systems change throughout Florida. 

Teach For America Central Florida

200+

Alumni in the Region

100+

Corps Member & Alumni Teachers

9

School Placement Partners

4K+

Students Impacted Every Day

“Being a third grade teacher has, by far, been one of the most challenging yet memorable experiences I’ve had. I started the year hoping to teach my children so much, but ended the year learning far more from them.”

Gina Castro

Orlando Corps Member 2017

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Regional Office

Teach For America Jacksonville & Central Florida

214 N. Hogan Street

Suite 600

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Media Inquiries & Alumni Affairs

Leah Palestrant, Director Alumni Strategy

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