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Learn about new programs, community outreach, local leader spotlights, job opportunities, professional development resources, and career connections through the Teach For America Greater New Orleans network. 


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Schools Partnered with in Greater New Orleans


Volunteer Hours Logged by CMs in 2020

What’s new at TFA GNO?

Teach For America Greater New Orleans is always engaging in new ways to stay as current as possible and a part of  the educational landscape in the Greater New Orleans region. We want you, our community, to be as informed of the amazing things happening in the communities we serve and here at Teach For America Greater New Orleans! 

Explore the different programs and opportunities we have to offer and learn how to get engaged. 

TFA GNO 30A Campaign

We’re celebrating three decades of impact through our “30 Years of Transformation: Service, Solidarity, and Solutions” campaign. Click to learn more about TFA’s history in Louisiana through the perspectives of corps members, alumni, and partners in our 30x30 Transformation storytelling series and let us know if you’d like to be a part of it! 

TFA GNO Alumni Census

Where are they now? We want to know how our local  alumni are doing and what you’re doing. Here is your chance to share all of your accomplishments with us so we can celebrate you! 

Mentor Teacher Certification Program

TFA GNO is proud to be a licensing partner for the Louisiana Mentor Teacher Certification. Mentors support novice teacher development in their schools while living into their own personal leadership and learning a host of new skills and practices designed to prepare them for greater breadth of impact. If you are interested in learning more about our Mentor Teacher Certification Program, please email to connect with a member of our program staff!

Happening now in TFA GNO

If you’re interested in in participating in or volunteering for any of the above events please contact Margot Miranda at or Dana Cager at

Get Connected and Get Resources

We want to stay connected with our alumni. If you haven’t already filled out the 2021 Alumni Census Survey click here and fill out the survey today. With this information we will be able to share with you directly the information you are most interested in learning about.

The Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award celebrates outstanding teacher leaders achieving excellent outcomes in the classroom and pursuing systems change to expand opportunities for all children.  Who can apply? Corps member or alumni teachers (individuals or teams of teachers).

TFA GNO has started its very own educational podcast, be on the lookout for more episodes from the Entangled Podcast for folx who like to have real conversations about what’s happening in education. Listen to our podcasts now!

TFA Greater New Orleans in the News

A Lost Generation of Teachers?
Biz New Orleans
January 5, 2021

TFA GNO Helps out for the Holidays with Local Non- Profits
December 16, 2020

Books of Lists Newsmaker Executive Director Joy Okoro
New Orleans City Business
October 1, 2020

Connect With Us

Teach For America Greater New Orleans began with just 45 corps members in 1990, and now has a corps of over 120 serving the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard. Additionally, there are almost 1,100 alumni living in the region. Today, Teach For America corps members and alumni comprise a full 20 percent of the New Orleans teaching force, and over 50 alumni serve as leaders at the school or school systems level.

The community has seen rapid growth in student achievement. Join Teach For America New Orleans and help transform the educational outlook of students in New Orleans.

Check out our annual report from 2020 here

Alumni Affairs

Jeffrey Fingerman, Managing Director, Leadership Development

Media Inquiries

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