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April 2021 Alumni Blast


Join your Teach For America Network in Chattanooga this Thursday, April 22nd at 5 PM EST to hear and learn from community leaders involved with projects on criminal justice, economic mobility, and education, to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of inequity in Chattanooga.

The Groundwater Approach: Building a Practical understanding of Structural Racism

Teach For America invites you to join a webinar presentation facilitated by Racial Equity Institute. Join a presentation where REI organizers share stories and data to examine characteristics of modern-day racial inequity. This presentation introduces participants to an analysis that's designed to draw attention to how structural racism plays out around us every day.


Learn more and register here.


Alumni Action Event | Equity Chatt

Join your Teach For America Network in Chattanooga to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of inequity in Chattanooga and to explore and identify opportunities to engage both within and beyond the classroom and reflect, in partnership with CALEB - Chattanooga in Action for Love, Equality, and Benevolence how collective impact influences our community.


Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Time: 6 PM EST


Learn more and register here.

Community Conversation with ED Ben Schumacher

Join TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Executive Director, Ben Schumacher for a space to create dialogue and community around strategic planning.


Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM EST


Learn more and register here.

Responding to Police Violence

  • Learning for Justice: Lifting up educators and students of color. Please take time to care for yourself as best you can. These resources can help you support your students.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network produced a guide for understanding how children experience traumatic events.

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network also made a guide for interpreting behaviors exhibited by children who have experienced trauma and how you can help.

  • Teach For America’s Mental Health Resources for Educators

Practice Freedom Project for Educators

Teach For America is proud to partner with The Practice Freedom Project to curate a series of FREE experiences designed to create a space for TFA educators to heal, reflect, and restore themselves as they work towards educational equity and liberation. Session content varies by experience but includes combinations of reflection, meditation, and yoga. Please note that "Breathe" is designed for Black educators only. Register here.

Diverse Learners Cooperative | DLC Teacher Leader Fellowship

The Teacher Leader Fellowship aims to increase the success of diverse learners by empowering and equipping teacher leaders to lead change within their classrooms and schools. Engaging in a year-long fellowship program, Teacher Leaders develop both technical and leadership skills to enact change for the diverse learners they serve.


Learn more and apply here.


The Collective's 2021 National Advisory Board Honors

The NAB Honors seeks to recognize three distinguished alumni school and system leaders who identify as Native, Indigenous, and people of color for their accomplishments and service in our communities. Click here to nominate the incredible work being done by a friend, colleague, supervisor, or mentor who is also a Teach for America alumnus. Self-nominations are highly encouraged. Questions? Reach out to thecollectivenab@gmail.com.

TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Job Board

Find our most recent education openings.


Talent Matching Questionnaire

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TFA Connect

Find employers throughout the world looking to hire TFA alumni here.


Hire Alumni

Want to hire from our incredible network of over 900 alumni in our Nashville-Chattanooga region? You can now submit your role directly to the online job board here.

The Education Trust in TN | Dollars, and Sense, Cracking the code: Tennesse's BEP Funding Formula

Join the Education Trust in TN on Monday, April 26 at 3 p.m. CST for session 3 of Dollars and Sense, Cracking the Code: Tennessee's BEP Funding Formula. This session will provide attendees with a close examination of the Basic Education Program (BEP), including its history, structure, how it works in practice, and its impact on key drivers like salaries and staffing, instructional programs, and learning supports for students. Learn more and apply here.


Enseña Nashville | Teach Nashville for a multicultural community

Enseña Nashville is a womxn-owned cooperative that trains workers, mothers, and other Latinx community members to teach accessible Spanish language classes around Nashville. They are currently seeking a teacher training facilitator for summer 2021.


Click here to know more about this role and more details about this great cooperative co-led by one of our alums.


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