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May 2021 Alumni Blast

Many of you have asked how to get in touch with each other for networking, collaboration, coalition building or simply catch up with old friends. Now, you have access to search, find and reach out to alumni, from any corps year/region, in any industry and location.

Join TFA Nashville-Chattanooga Executive Director, Ben Schumacher for a space to create dialogue and community around TFA Nashville-Chattanooga's strategies and plans for the next 10 years.

Date: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

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

Learn more and register here.

Haven’t logged into lately? Be sure to take a minute to sign in and experience the new TFA Alumni Directory we are developing, featuring the profiles of 38,000+ alumni.

It’s also the place to update your info so that others in the network can easily find you and send you a message! Take advantage of this opportunity to connect and (re)build relationships across the Teach For America network.

*This product is in its early stages, so you may experience bugs and other things that we’d love to hear feedback about. We want to make this as strong of a tool as possible before it officially launches in the summer.

Learn more here.

  • Condemning Anti-Asian Violence Requires More Than Words | Soukprida Phetmisy, March 2021

  • Act To Change’s 3rd Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate | Take the pledge Tuesday, May 18 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

  • Discrimin-Asian: A Documentary showcases how the rise in Asian hate crimes has affected the Asian community. In this documentary, Asian hate is deconstructed so we can understand not only the roots of the problem but how to solve it.

  • Asian American Education Project Workshops for K-12 Teachers | The Asian American Education Project is offering free workshops for K-12 teachers designed to promote the inclusion of historically and culturally competent curriculum about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) nationwide. Each workshop covers a theme significant to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. There are a total of six themes: anti-Asian hate, citizenship, civil rights, identity, immigration, and racism. Register (all workshops are free)

This Mental Health Awareness Month, we hope you find time and space to take care of yourself and support your students. These resources, from Learning for Justice, recommend practices that can be used at the district, school, or classroom level.

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

Everywhere there’s an opportunity to challenge systems of oppression, unseat those who misuse their power, and gain more ground for liberation and freedom.

Apply by 06/01

Learn more and register here.

The Reinvention Lab is launching its 3rd cohort of the Youth Fellowship! Up to 12 diverse young people from, age 14-20, will have an opportunity to partner with teams across TFA to gain exposure to issues of equity & innovation in education, practice co-creating systems-level solutions alongside adults, and become a member of a national network of education innovators across the U.S. This is a PAID opportunity! Young people who successfully complete the 7-week fellowship (total of 20 hours/wk) will earn $3,000. If you know a student with an open mind, a track record of leadership, and a passion to elevate their voice towards changing education, please encourage them to learn more and apply. Learn more and apply here by May 21st.

Find our most recent education openings.

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.

Dollars and Sense is a 7-part learning series designed to help Tennesseans understand how schools are funded in Tennessee, and what we can do to improve the adequacy and equity in our funding formula so that our schools and students have access to the resources that they need to succeed. We will feature expert speakers from Tennessee and across the country, and assign optional readings for each session.

Session 4 of 7 will provide attendees with an understanding of the latest research on the impact of school funding on achievement, student outcomes, and economic mobility.

RSVP hereby May 24th.

Join The Education Trust in Tennessee on Wednesday, May 19 at 3 p.m. CST for a legislative wrap-up webinar. We will provide advocates with the opportunity to discuss key education-related bills considered and passed during the 2021 session of the 112th General Assembly. Learn more and RSVP here.

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