Community


Are you looking to connect with your fellow alumni? Check out the different community initiatives we have in Chicago-Northwest Indiana. 

 

JOIN TFA CONNECT BETA

TFA Connect BETA, our new online platform, enables our network of more than 56,000 alumni and corps members to support one another in our common pursuit of expanding educational equity. On the digital platform, you can build connections, look for job opportunities, and network with employers.

TFA Connect BETA is mobile-friendly and exclusive to members of the TFA community. Access TFA Connect BETA in the TFA Apps menu, once you’ve logged in to teachforamerica.org.

 

Are You an Alumni Teacher Who Wants to Support Corps Members?

A group of alumni educators are in the process of planning mentorship experiences and creating structures for corps members to access alumni educator support and we need your help! 

To learn more, join a planning committee, or simply name the specific way you’d like to support corps members email kate.sanjuan@teachforamerica.org.

 

Alumni Leadership Council

The Teach for America Chicago-Northwest Indiana Alumni Leadership Council Board exists to leverage the knowledge and passion of a representative of alumni leaders to advise TFA staff on key regional decisions and mobilize alumni to be a part of a connected community.

Contact Morgan Williams to learn how you can get involved!

 

Social Innovation Group

The Social Innovation Group is a community of alumni innovators who are growing ventures that meaningfully address the root causes of educational inequity. Through professionally facilitated round table discussions, Founders of social ventures are provided a structured format to problem solve by sharing experiences, successes and challenges. The Group is a confidential environment conducive  to sharing sensitive issues and understanding the intersection of professional and personal goals and objectives. The format encourages accountability and creates bonds amongst members in a format that requires balanced participation from all members.

Contact Morgan Williams to learn how you can get involved!

 

Chicago-Northwest Indiana PRISM

PRISM Chicago-Northwest Indiana is dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ corps members, alumni, and their allies to create schools that are inclusive of LGBTQ+ students and educators. To accomplish this, we develop leaders, build community, and advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusivity.

Sign up here to be on the LGBTQ listserv and contact Kristi Torres to learn how you can get involved!

 

The collective

The Collective, our Alumni of Color Association, works to increase our collective impact by building a strong, diverse, unified community of TFA alumni in Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Their work includes professional networking events, service activities, social events, and more!

Contact Morgan Williams to learn how you can get involved!

 

auxiliary board

The Auxiliary Board is an active collective of young professionals dedicated to supporting Teach For America’s efforts to eliminate educational inequity in our region through fundraising, outreach, and direct engagement with corps members and alumni in schools and classrooms. Board members represent a diverse group of rising leaders in education, finance, law, medicine, and business and serve as thought partners in helping our region answer key strategic questions. Each member commits to giving or raising $2,500 each year. 

For more information or to apply for membership, reach out to Greg Lowe