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The safety and well-being of our community is our top priority. We are working closely with our national team in monitoring the situation and following guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During this unprecedented time, Teach For America Houston is focused on immediate steps in the short term to help our community stay healthy, as well as the long-term implications of this ongoing situation. 

As we all know, this is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. As public health officials gain a better understanding of the scope of the virus we will continue to revisit our practices and guidance. 

Based on the most recent information and guidance from local health officials regarding COVID-19 in our area, this is the most current information we can offer.

Our Local Schools 

Teach For America Houston partners with eight local school districts. Each have individual plans and practices in place. Please follow the guidance of your individual school district. Links to partner district information are listed below. 

Each district is regularly updating information via these links so please check with them as needed. 

Our Houston Regional Office

Our emergency management protocol, in any situation, is to align our office closures with local school districts. That said, the TFA Houston office is closed to regular and special events usage until April 10, 2020. This includes professional development sessions led by MTLDs, alumni, and our partners. 

Our regional staff members are working remotely, so feel free to reach out to them for support or questions as needed.

Upcoming TFA Sponsored Events

At this time all TFA sponsored events will either be postponed or converted to virtual format. We are still working through the options for the remainder of our events for this school year and will update the list below as decisions are made. At this time we know: 

  • The 2020 Light Up the City Benefit Dinner, scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been POSTPONED until the 2020-2021 academic year. We will update with a new date once we have it. 

We fully acknowledge that this unfolding situation has had various impacts in our community both in terms of the anxiety individuals may feel for their own health, their family’s health, and the health of our students and the ways in which reporting about this matter has fueled racist and xenophobic stereotypes about different communities.

Please know that this is a very fluid situation and we are monitoring events closely. As we receive new information we will continue to update you via this site.

Resources

Learning Resources

Tech Resources

Health and Wellness Resources

Other Resources

This is a non-exhaustive list of resources. It will be updated as more information becomes available. The resources linked have not been fully vetted, and their inclusion is not meant as an endorsement from Teach For America.