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Alumni
July 19, 2017
Meet three social entrepreneurs bringing change to Cleveland.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 5, 2017
Achievement First Greenfield is what happened when a school network said its best wasn’t good enough. A new design comes alive.
Inside TFA
May 31, 2017
Leader, ally, wizard, citizen. That’s how TFA-NY Director of Programs, Elie Bilmes, describes 2017 Sue Lehmann Teaching and Learning Fellowship winner, Alexandra Hayes learn more about this 2nd year corps member!
One Day
By Faviola Jasmine Leyva and Paula Ann Solis
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
One Day
By Tom O'Connell
February 28, 2017
It’s time to make CS as foundational to the curriculum as reading and math. First we have to solve four problems holding us back.
Education & Issues
February 28, 2017
Adapted from ElevatED keynote speech on January 13, 2017
Alumni Students & Communities
February 2, 2017
Joined by alumni, teachers, and one lucky student; TFA-NY staff celebrated its upcoming Hamilton: An American Musical fundraiser by ringing the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell
One Day
By Leah Fabel
December 13, 2016
Visit a New York City school at lunchtime and you may find the Waste Watchers or the Cafeteria Rangers doing dirty work for a cleaner world.
Education & Issues
December 5, 2016
Code/Interactive and Hired Inspire Teach For America Students at Mentorship Event
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
November 21, 2016
King John Pascual (New York '14) views his new fellowship with Health for America as an opportunity to help change the way we prevent, detect, and treat strokes.
One Day
By Keesa McKoy
November 11, 2016
For Seth and Lucy, a shared love of music, social justice, and garlic keep their love Lit(t)
One Day
By Susan Brenna
October 25, 2016
A four-part look at how educators are making every space safe for students, with close-ups on Orlando, New York, and an evolution within Teach For America.
Education & Issues
By Mario Benabe
October 13, 2016
In our latest piece celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Mario Benabe (New York '14), who was recently honored by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, describes a method of instruction he calls Do The Right Thing Pedagogy.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
October 10, 2016
Two out of three students released from incarceration never return to school. Meet five people fighting to change that.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
September 30, 2016
The streamlined application responds to the desires of a new generation of aspiring corps members.