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The best hard work I ever did

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Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Chicago, IL

I worked at Teach for America full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Community
Sense of empowerment
Professional Development
Young staff
Highly motivated employees make the work place feel really productive
The people working for TFA are very intelligent. Its nice to work with other people in a team when you trust their intelligence and critical thinking abilities.

Cons

Some jobs have crazy hours
Working with TFA kind of invades your life. It can be hard to separate home/social life and work life, luckily the people you are working with are pretty great.

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Positive Outlook
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    Even as an intern, I felt that my opinion was valued in decision-making and the work I did made an impact on campus.

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    Former Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Campus Campaign Coordinator in Rochester, NY

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you care about educational inequity, there's no better place to work -- they are mission-driven and ground everything you do, even as an intern, in their mission and vision.

    Cons

    As a CCC, it can be hard to see how your work helps advance the cause of the organization and a large chunk of time is spent on sometimes tedious data entry and management. It's important that you care about the broader mission to stay committed to these tasks.

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    Hard but worth it.

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ

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

    Pros

    A very good job to find out what you are made of. TFA will test your limits emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This is a commitment that should not be taken lightly.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, and being disconnected from your family. There is no way to predict how your TFA experience will be until you are actually employed by a school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to model instructional techniques when communicating information to adults.

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