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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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  • Are you ready to have a profound impact on students in one of 53 regions? Apply by our next deadline on December 1.

    —3 days ago
    Join Teach For America

    Leverage your talents to take on the fight of our time. Join 56,000 diverse leaders shaping the future of our country. Students deserve your passion.

  • We are often asked how Teach For America corps members are placed. Learn more about our placement process.

    —10 days ago
    What & Where You'll Teach | Teach For America

    Of the 53 regions where corps member work, there are a few regions where both the opportunity and the need for great teachers are particularly high. Teaching in one of these regions offers you the opportunity to make a real impact in a community that needs more excellent teachers.

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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 Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America.

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    Online application, letters of recommendation, essay questions, group interview, in person interview. During the interview they only asked me about one leadership position on my resume. I could tell the interview was following a template of questions and inserting one of the interviewee's given leadership positions. Questions such as: "tell me about a time you failed in (insert leadership position) and what you did afterwards?" "tell me about a time you didn't get a long with someone in (insert leadership position) and what the affect was" etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were faced with a difficult position as _____ (insert leadership position) and what you did to overcome that obstacle?   Answer Question
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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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