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Students & Communities
June 13, 2018
Kelly Krag-Arnold (Greater New Orleans-Louisiana Delta ’13) currently serves the Associate Director of Planning at the NYC Department of Education. She talks about her experience as an LGBTQ educator and shares advice for supporting LGBTQ students.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 11, 2018
We asked educators: If money were no object and every permission slip was signed, where in the world (or beyond) would you take your students?
Alumni
May 4, 2018
In this guest post, Jeniffer Montaño, Communications Chair of Teach For America's New York City alumni association, shares her reflections on the value of bringing love into the classroom.
Alumni
May 4, 2018
In this guest post, Kadeem Gill (New York '11), Internal VP of Teach For America's New York City alumni association, shares his reflections on the value of committing to curiosity.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 17, 2018
These alumni and global network leaders were named to the inaugural Obama Foundation Fellowship for their powerful work creating pathways of opportunity to improve our communities.
Alumni
April 9, 2018
In this guest post, Kadeem Gill (New York '11), Internal VP of Teach For America's New York City alumni association, shares his reflections on the value of committing to curiosity.
Alumni
April 9, 2018
In this guest post, Jeniffer Montaño, Communications Chair of Teach For America's New York City alumni association, shares her reflections on the value of bringing love into the classroom.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 7, 2018
Five after-school sports programs for underserved youth and the Teach For America alumni behind them.
One Day
By Mary Jo Madda
February 20, 2018
Alumni experts—teachers and pros working in tech—have a few things they’d like each other to know.
One Day
By Ting Yu
February 1, 2018
Many foster children are ill-served by traditional school structures, but Mott Haven Academy in the Bronx is helping those students beat the odds.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
January 17, 2018
In Illinois and Minnesota, advocates for major shifts in education policy are celebrating victories that were a long time coming.
Alumni
December 13, 2017
While self-care is something that we all should prioritize year-round, slow winter weekends and the winter break are a great time to reset and prioritize some of rituals that make you feel whole so that you can take them into the new year. Read on as one of our staff members, Molly Zeins, shares some of her favorite self-care tips for educators.
Inside TFA
November 30, 2017
Teach For America – New York Director, Programs Fanny Spencer (New York '08) supports a cohort of 30 corps members teaching in Brooklyn. In her role she sees first-hand how the stress of being a new teacher can impact a corps member's well being. Fanny is also a certified yoga teacher and offers some simple yoga poses to help recharge, restore, and refuel.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
November 8, 2017
Philadelphia scores a big success with career and technical education for students in the juvenile justice system.
One Day
By Joel Serin-Christ
September 26, 2017
A Baltimore boarding school student, an Eastern Washington farm girl, a New York Mom and beginning teacher: compare their school routes with yours in 360 interactive video.
One Day
By The TFA Editorial Team
September 6, 2017
Meet the winner and finalist of the 2017 Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, honoring alumni whose work has led to transformational change in the past year.
Inside TFA
September 4, 2017
Ashley DeVaughn (New York '17) shares the experiences from New York regional institute that changed her forever and why she's choosing to lead in the community where she grew up.