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November 2020 Alumni Blast

What the Election Can Mean for Our Students. The work ahead will not be easy, but a new administration offers the opportunity to bring about a fundamental change in pursuit of equity for our children. Read the full note here.

Join TFA Nashville-Chattanooga to engage in DEI learning during our first session of the winter series of White Allies Spaces.

Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Time: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM CST.

More information here.

Join us this week for our Teach For America National Equity Talks: A Post-Election Conversation. This is a one-hour, live event during which attendees will hear from Teach For America's National CommunityAlliance leads on how they envision a path forward for advocacy and activism.

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST.

More information here.

The Capitol Hill Fellows Program is accepting nominations for this year-long program that will train and place a group of Teach For America alumni in full-time, paid, congressional staff positions on Capitol Hill in late summer 2021. The program offers Fellows incredible insights into the legislative process and an opportunity to gain experience in policy-making at the national level. Applications for the 2021 Capitol Hill Fellows Program will open Tuesday, December 1st, 2020, and close Friday, January 15, 2021.

You can find out more about the Capitol Hill Fellows Program on our website.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Read more.

While our presidential election cycle comes to a close, and you consider the role you will play in this transition to governance in light of your professional responsibilities as a member of the TFA Network, we want to partner with you in collecting tools and resources you can use and things you can turn-key to your colleagues to support them.

The Diverse Charter Schools Coalition is actively recruiting leaders for its School Launch Fellowship that begins summer 2021. DCSC has a particular interest in entrepreneurial leaders who want to launch excellent, intentionally integrated, public charter schools in Nashville. To learn more, email Ashley Heard:

Have you been interested in impacting educational equity through a career in policy and advocacy, but aren't sure where to start? Join Leadership for Educational Equity's new workshop, where you'll get the information and support to help jumpstart your career.

The Introduction to Policy and Advocacy Careers Workshop is a virtual program that aims to demystify policy and advocacy and prepare members to explore opportunities in their region. It consists of a series of self-paced modules and a 2-hour live virtual workshop where members will get to hear from leaders in the field. The live virtual workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm.

For more information and to sign up, please click here or email Alejandro Rodriguez.

As TFA 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 Nashville and Chattanooga job openings. Talent Matching Questionnaire

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

Are you interested in serving in an elected, appointed, or volunteer leadership position impacting Metro Nashville Public Schools? Apply for the 2021 cohort of Leadership Public Education. The deadline is November 27th.

More information here.

Programming by the Greater Delta - Open to ALL Alumni

Learn & Launch Week is a virtual series designed to help launch corps members, alumni, and staff into the next phase of their success in and outside the classroom. More information here.

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