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Teach for America Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1990
Nonprofit Organization
Education Training Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Mission: Teach For America’s mission is to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.

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Teach for America – Why Work For Us?


CHANGE STARTS WITH YOU

Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity through teaching. We’re a force of advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community members committed to profound systemic change, because we know opportunity begins with education.

During the two years that you teach with TFA, you’re called a corps member. You’ll work in partnership with students and families in one of 53 communities.

As a corps member, you’ll have a profound impact on students, and they’ll have a profound impact on you. You’ll also have access to a resource and support network that will accelerate your pace of change. You’ll gain context, clarity, and conviction to fuel your entire career.

Change of this magnitude begins with you. A more equitable future starts now.

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    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mission driven organization that is working to solve for one of the most pressing social justice issues in our time. Inclusive organization and is reflective and seeks to continuously improve.

    Cons

    Undergoing quite a bit of change in recent years which can cause unrest and lack of clarity for employees.

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Teach for America Photos

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Teach for America photo of: TFA has its perks! Unconditional love of wonderful students and the knowledge that you're a huge part of their lives - can't beat it!
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Teach for America Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Teach for America (Honolulu, HI).

    Interview

    The interview process was extremely long and involved. I interviewed on the phone, then was asked to come in for an in person interview and complete an activity in advance. After that, I was asked back for two separate in person interviews with different teams. Finally, I was asked to come back to interview with the local director (for a total of five interviews, four in person). The team interviews were especially unpleasant because the panel spent the entire time typing on their laptops and made minimal eye contact, which is a pretty uncomfortable way to have a conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker and how you handled the situation   1 Answer
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Teach for America Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2012
  • Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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