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August 2021 Alumni Blast

We are hosting a viewing of the NPEF’s new documentary “By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools.” Register and find more information.


After our Executive Director, Ben Schumacher, transition announcement, we are coordinating closely with the TFA leadership team and our regional board to ensure a smooth Executive Director recruitment and hiring process and sustain our work on our regional strategic direction. We invite you to join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, September 1st at 5:30 PM CT, hosted by our Executive Director to discuss this process more. RSVP and find more information here.

We are excited to host a viewing of NPEF’s new documentary “By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools” on Thursday, September 16th at 5:30 PM CT.

Right after the film, we will facilitate a panel with key community members of Nashville to discuss how to advocate to generate awareness and advocacy to stimulate policy solutions for a better public school system where all students can thrive.

RSVP and find more information here.

We’re excited to kick off our third year of expansion in Chattanooga! Join us and connect to foster a space for dialogue and connection as we continue to strengthen the growing TFA network in Chattanooga. We hope to see you at the Chattanooga Brewing Co. on September 21, starting at 5:30 PM.

RSVP and more information here.

Also, meet our new Managing Director, Chattanooga: David Baird; who introduced himself to the TFA community and lay out his vision for alumni programming and leadership in Chattanooga last week on Instagram Live.

Communities seeking to increase college enrollment and completion have a new playbook to guide them through using data to boost student success. SCORE has released an important new report, Community-Based College Success Programs: A Playbook For Data-Driven Student Support, that identifies key metrics for momentum and spotlights six community-based programs in Tennessee that are helping students realize college success.

Registration for NAZA-Funded Afterschool Programs is LIVE!

Online registration is now open for NAZA-funded programs! Based at Nashville Public Library, the Nashville After Zone Alliance (NAZA) partners with nearly 20 nonprofit and community-based organizations to offer afterschool programs throughout the city.

These programs are offered to youth in grades 5-8 at no cost to their families. NAZA partners provide youth with engaging activities that develop social, emotional, and cognitive skills, as well as co-create youth leadership opportunities.

More information here.

The LiberTEA Collective is our signature 8-week intensive leadership program, designed to cultivate a talent pipeline of Black Tennesseans who are ready to transform our communities as rising civic leaders and democracy defenders.

What barriers in your school are limiting your students from getting the education they deserve? Stand up for change as a School Organizing Fellow. The School Organizing Fellowship is an opportunity throughout the 2021–22 school year for current teachers. As a teacher, you already have many of the fundamental skills to be a successful community organizer. In only 2–3 hours per week, this fellowship will help you refine those skills and tie them together to build a policy-change campaign.

Apply by 08/25. More information here. *As TFA CM/Alumni, you are eligible for a free LEE membership, so if you're not already a LEE member, you can sign up here.

Find our most recent education openings.

*We are actively looking for a Manager Teacher Leadership Development and a Manager Talent & Operations. You can find more information about the roles here.

Share which opportunities you're seeking and be the first to know about new roles.

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

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.

Join Possip CEO Shani Dowell, founder of Nashville Classical Charles Friedman, and other special guests for an intimate conversation about the roles of power, trust, and relationships in educating kids.

Date: August 26 at 4:30 PM CT

More information here

The Civics Unplugged Fellowship is a three-month leadership program empowering Gen Zers representing every region of the globe with the tools, training, and funding they need to build a brighter future for humanity.

More information here.

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