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Immensely challenging, yet rewarding.

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Current Employee - Educator in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Educator in Detroit, MI

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Looks great on resume. An awesome opportunity for community service and to work towards solving the national crisis that is the achievement gap. Teach for America will make you a better, more hardworking person.

Cons

Requires a lot of perpetual, self-motivation. Takes a lot to be consistent and to decide not to give up. You might not have enough support at your school and you will frequently question your effectiveness.

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Ensure that all corps members are as supported as possible in their schools.

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  1. A great organization

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

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    TFA colleagues are smart, fun, and dedicated. The job is highly challenging and rewarding. People respect the TFA brand. Teaching gives you excellent skills. It makes you more thoughtful and a better communicator.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, volatile school environment, little day-to-day appreciation at work. Not a long-term career. Quality of experience depends on your school placement more than TFA's efforts.

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  2. Life changing training and experience to tackle any of life's challenges

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Teacher in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Incredible mission driven team
    - As good of training as you can expect to teach
    - Support is as strong as you want it to be

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is hard to maintain

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