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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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.
I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than 10 years)
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.
Undergoing quite a bit of change in recent years which can cause unrest and lack of clarity for employees.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Teach for America (Honolulu, HI).
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.