Teach for America

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Excellent opportunity that I would highly recommend

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Former Employee - NYC Corps Member in New York, NY
Former Employee - NYC Corps Member in New York, NY

I worked at Teach for America

Pros

-Great support from management as you navigate the public school system and teaching in general.
-Great pride in work you do.
-Excellent opportunities if and when you decide to leave the Corps at TFA and elsewhere.
-Great training and development in first year.

Cons

-Very, very long hours.
-Lower pay than your equally-educated, fewer-hours-working friends.
-Sometimes poor working conditions (under-served, run-down schools).
-Bad school leaders (Principals, etc.) to deal with who should be cycled out of the system.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Have a more open door policy for Corps Members.
-Continue having awesome meetings and events like the amazing 20th Anniversary Summit.
-Don't become overly-obsessed with Charter Schools.

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  1.  

    A very Collaborative work environment.

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Recruitment Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    great coworkers that act more like your friends than anything else. Good way into a career in higher education if that's something you're interested in.

    Cons

    The work can be a little tedious at times if you aren't completely dedicated to the mission of the organization.

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    I don't have any feedback to give here. I don't have any feedback to give here. I don't have any feedback to give here.

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  2.  

    Life-changing experience that requires much tending to make career transition from

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    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Teach for America

    Pros

    --easy work hour, 2 months off during summer
    --opportunity to change the lives of children
    --social justice
    --boost in admission to graduate school

    Cons

    --low pay and benefits
    --bad work/life balance
    --little rewards for performance
    --tough transition to other industries
    --bureaucratic state of education

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Market the experience properly such that people know exactly what they're getting into and have proper exit opportunities after TFA

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