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Nashville-Chattanooga January 2023 Alumni Blast

Alumni Board Social Event - Through With 2022!: Friday, January 27th from 6pm-8pm CST. Join us at the Junior League of Nashville for food, drink, and fun! This will be a great opportunity to socialize and network with other alumni in the area. Click here to register!

Nashville Aspiring School Leader Fellowship Application The journey to becoming a school leader is a monumental way to increase your impact on educational equity and influencing change. The Nashville Aspiring School Leader Fellowship develops and supports a diverse cohort of future school leaders to expand educational equity for children in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Click here to learn more & apply. Deadline is March 10th.

Young Leaders Council: Application Due February 1st Young Leaders Council trains diverse, committed individuals to effectively participate on the boards of nonprofit organizations & make a difference in the community (March 2023 - May 2023). Cick here to see the schedule & apply to the program. Interested in a full scholarship? Click here to apply for one through Teach For America (also due Feb 1st)!

3 Ways to Support! Are you interested in recruiting prospect corps members, being a thought partner as applicants decide to confirm their offer, or mentoring incoming corps members? If so, please complete this google doc form.

If you have any questions, contact Raneisha Arnett at

Looking For More?

Meet with our alumni team! Click here to schedule a meeting with our alumni team to discuss other opportunities to get involved and/or get connected to resources. Learn more about our Alumni Board! The Alumni Board was formed in 2020 with the vision to inspire and engage Teach For America alumni to take collective action to advance One Day for all students. Interested learning more or in becoming a member? Submit your interest form here to be contacted by a current board member.

ConnectED Chattanooga: Wednesday, January 18th 5:30pm - 8:00pm EST is an opportunity for educators of color in Chattanooga to build a communal healing practice. We will go beyond the individualism of self care and support the collective journey towards reflection, self-advocacy, and growth. “When we are all healing, the world has no choice but to adapt.” Click here to learn more.

Join TECA and the Latinx Education Collaborative on Saturday, January 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm CST (in-person) for an informal "Listen and Learn" Conversation. Open to all Latinx educators in Tennessee. Click here to learn more & register.

EdCamp Nash: Saturday, February 4th from 9am-12pm CST (in-person). This is a free event. You'll meet teachers who love collaboration, mutual aid, professional development, and teaching. EdCampNash is a perfect example of what's possible when teachers work together. Click here to learn more & register.

LEE Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellowship: Deadline 2/13/23 This full-time, paid summer fellowship opportunity allows you to apply your leadership skills and passion for equity, while challenging you to think like an education policymaker. You’ll be pushed by your host organization to develop meaningful plans and policies that impact local children and communities. Learn More & Apply Here (Note: You will have to make an account to access the site - which only takes a minute!)

BeWell Badge Training: Mondays, February 13, 20, & 27 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST: Join us from anywhere for this three-part virtual series (The Nervous System, Identity + Implicit Bias, Strategies). Connect with an awesome community of change makers and leave with effective strategies to take care of yourself and support young people in developing life-long self-regulation skills. Click here to view the program flyer & click here to submit your information to receive sign up details later this month.

Graduate School Application Essay Webinar on January 19 at 6pm CST / 7pm ET. Register today to hear from Middlebury’s admissions directors! This is applicable to any Master's Program.

Invited MBA: Join us for a free, virtual info session Tuesday, January 24th 6pm CT / 7pm ET for Teach for America community members about the Invited MBA program. Learn how the program is built, how it can benefit educators advancing into leadership roles and teachers transitioning out of the classroom, and about exclusive scholarship opportunities. Register here!

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TFA Career Design Fellowship

TFA alumni make a unique impact on educational equity through leadership. If you are ready to explore more ways to make a difference with a career transition or change, this program can help! This is a design thinking inspired process will help you make an effective plan to gain clarity on your career path.

Kode With Klossy instructor applications for Summer 2023 are open! Kode with Klossy aims to change the face of tech by uplifting girls, gender nonconforming, and transgender youth by teaching them with coding fundamentals. This is a competitive, paid opportunity, and no coding background is required to teach. Final deadline to apply is January 22nd! Click here to apply.

Metro Nashville Government Public Meetings: 2023 Disparity Study

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County (Metro) will hold two free public meetings to discuss the 2023 disparity study.

In-Person – Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT at the North Police Precinct Community Room, William D. Bodenhamer Building, 2231 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208. No registration.

Virtual - Thursday, January 19, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT via Zoom. Click here to register.

Education Report Presentation: Tuesday, January 24th 10:30am-12:00pm CST (in-person). The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has convened a diverse committee of business and community volunteers to delve into the challenges, successes, and opportunities within Metro Nashville Public Schools. Each year, recommendations informed by school visits, interviews with key stakeholders, district and state level data are offered. The special topic for the 2022 Chamber Education Report is "Innovation." Click here to register!

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