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"Teach for America has definitely strengthened my leadership skills"

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Current Employee - Corps Member
Current Employee - Corps Member
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

.development, opportunity to work in under served communities

Cons

Some people in education have a negative perception of TFA and its corps members.

Advice to Management

Don't continue to grow the organization. Our goal should be to eventually make TFA corps members un-needed.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Hardest thing I've ever done but most rewarding!"

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Directly impacting the lives of others... measurable success in closing the achievement gap...Teaches leadership skills, teamwork, and other skills applicable in EVERY type of job.

    Cons

    Experiences differ greatly based on placement schools and regions. Do some research and learn about which region is best for you. TFA is VERY data driven, so sometimes things can seem ONLY quantitative... Be prepared for A LOT of paperwork, surveys, tracking/ measurement programs, long hours, and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask grad school or unemployed alumni for $$$


  2. "Great Program!"

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet amazing people and it is a wonderful program...You work with great students...the professional development is amazing.....you really develop yourself as a teacher. I will say if you're not 100% dedicated to working with underprivileged children in the inner-city don't join the corps..

    Cons

    Not a definite job placement once you join the corps.....no work/life balance.....possible rude teachers at your placement school.....Saturday trainings.....they take ALL of your AmeriCorps money :-(

    Advice to Management

    Better screening of new corps members, we had WAY too many Detroit 2011 Corps members quit

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