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Learn of all the amazing opportunities to engage with Teach For America Greater New Orleans right here on the HUB! Updates about new programs, community outreach, volunteer opportunities, professional development, alumni experiences, and more will be shared and updated regularly!

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.

  • Policy Fellowship: TFA GNO is relaunching it’s Policy Fellowship and will have our second cohort this year, consisting of second year corps members and TFA GNO Alumni.  Through the Policy Fellowship fellows will have the opportunity to engage in policy development for the purposes of elevating leadership, to create and sustain transformational change within education in the Greater New Orleans community. Learn more about the fellowship here!

  • GNO Outreach: TFA GNO is committed to offering volunteering, wellness, and social experiences for our corps members, alumni, and our community partners. Through the development of TFA GNO Outreach Program we will build and maintain relationships with community leaders and organizations, participate in monthly volunteer activities within the Greater New Orleans community and offer monthly wellness and social events for our TFA GNO Community. Learn more about it here!

  • 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!

  • School Leader Fellowship: Are you ready to further your professional development and begin preparing for what’s next in education for you? Coming soon, our School Leader Fellowship, launching in FY23 will provide alumni the opportunity to begin training and development to become a future school leader. More information to come in Spring 2022! 

Happening Now in TFA GNO

Stay up to date with all volunteer opportunities that TFA GNO has to offer. If you’re interested in volunteering please use the sign up link below! For more information please contact Erin Marrero-Savoie at  or Margot Miranda at or Dana Cager at

Volunteer Opportunities in the next few months, dates are detailed in the sign up link (all volunteer opportunities are open to both corps members and alumni. Social and wellness opportunities are reserved for corps members only.




Current Corps Members


Active Alumni


Schools Partnered with in Greater New Orleans


Volunteer Hours Logged by CMs in 2021

Opportunities to Engage with TFA GNO

TFA GNO Alumni Board -  A group of alumni who help create the conditions for network connectivity, leadership development, and collective impact of the current corps members and more than 1,000 alumni living in the GNO region. To learn more about TFA GNO Alumni Board please contact Jeffrey Fingerman at

The Collective GNO -  The Collective is Teach For America's national association for alumni who identify as Native, Indigenous, and people of color. We grow leadership capacity, strengthen community, and increase access to opportunities—all in the interest of serving our students. To learn more about the Collective GNO please email either Erin Marrero-Savoie at or Jeffrey Fingerman at

Alumni Coaching Fellowship This is an amazing leadership development opportunity for current TFA alumni who are both teaching in their schools and are ready for added impact. We believe that teachers and leaders hold the key to a more equitable future for the children of GNO.  Through this fellowship alumni will have the opportunity to mentor and support current TFA corps members within their school building! Find out more information here!

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 120serving 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

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