6:00 PM18:00

Boosting Your Professional Brand Series 2018

WHAT: The TFA-Chicago/Northwest Indiana Alumni Leadership Team invites you to join this 3-part series, "Boosting Your Professional Brand." Whether you are ready to make a professional change now or are feeling completely content, this series is full of tips and smart practices to help you create and live your professional brand every day.

HOW: Three 60 minute virtual workshops each focused on a specific tool or strategy in being professionally prepared. Attend all 3 to get the most out of the experience and get your individual questions answered. Can't attend all 3? No problem, each workshop will be recorded and posted to our website for you to view before the next part of the series.

WHEN: All Wednesdays, 2018
Resume Ready Webinar: Wednesday, March 21st 6 PM to 7 PM

LinkedIn and TFA Platform Breakdown Webinar: Wednesday, May 23rd, 6 PM to 7 PM

Advertising Your Professional brand Webinar: Wednesday, July 25th, 6 PM to 7 PM

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9:00 AM09:00

The Social Innovators Convening

Do you have an idea or skill that could change education?

Join Teach For America at Leap Innovations for a full day to learn how ideas transform into solutions for the greatest challenges facing our education landscape! Thinkers from across our network will come together to understand the basics of social entrepreneurship, interrogate their own ideas, and even pitch for resources!

RSVP by Monday, May 28th!

Please note that this event is from 9:00 am-3:00 pm amd we ask all participants to remain the entire session

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8:00 PM20:00

It Takes a Village Community Initiatives

It Takes a Village Community Initiatives NFP organization is hosting our annual scholarship ball. This fundraiser allows us to raise money for those in need to go to college or go back to college. College should be an option for everyone, regardless of background or socioeconomic status. This year's theme for our scholarship ball is prom redone. Therefore, it will be similar to an adult prom so be prepared to have lots of fun. It Takes a Village is a 501c3 organization and we will be accepting donations before and during the event. Thank you all in advance for supporting those who want to go to college.

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5:00 PM17:00

Hot Topics in Education in Illinois

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We know how important education is to our children's future. Join me as we discuss the state of education in Illinois, and what that means for our kids. This meeting will touch on the challenges public school districts face in Illinois, as well as what we can do and voters and advocates to see change through.

Hosted by Jonathan Briggs and Jasma Jones

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6:30 PM18:30

Alumni Induction & Alumni Night 2018

Each year during the Alumni Induction ceremony second year corps members make the transition from corps member to Teach For America alumnus. This year's Alumni Induction will celebrate the impact and recognize the achievements of our 2016 corps members from their two-year commitment.

Following Alumni Induction the Teach For America community will make a night of celebrating the achievements of fellow alumni, catching up with old friends and making new connections.  The evening will include networking, open bar, heavy appetizers, swag and so much more! 

Come celebrate your reunion this year during alumni night. The corps years that will celebrate milestone reunions during this alumni celebration are 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013.

Early bird pricing ends on April 17th!

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8:00 AM08:00

1st Annual TREP Project Conference

Moving Trauma Responsive Schools From Rhetoric to Practice

An examination of the policies, structures, and practices necessary to improve student outcomes. 

The conference is open to all those who have a vested interest in improving outcomes for youth who have been exposed to trauma: from educators to community outreach organizations, to those in the funding community. Collective action is essential in supporting our youth. 

The conference is free for all in attendance. 

Teachers can earn 3 CPDUs for half-day and 6 CPDUs for full-day attendance. 

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5:30 PM17:30

Session 3 - Collaborative Teachers: Leveraging Teacher Leaders to Grow Instructional Practices-

Calling all school leaders and teachers leaders who are interested in getting some free high quality professional development to support your efforts in adult management and leadership. TFA is partnering with the University of Chicago to offer some professional development that is currently being offered to in seat principals in Chicago Public Schools.

We would love for you to join us for one or all of these amazing sessions to help increase your capacity and leadership and spend some time with some fellow alumni leaders.

Participants will be able to:

  • Analyze structures and methods (peer learning walks, peer observation cycles, lesson planning protocols) that schools can use to build instructional capacity
  • Identify the knowledge and skills teacher leaders need to grow their ability to coach and develop peers
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11:00 AM11:00

Teacher Recess

To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana is hosting our first ever Teacher Recess.

Taking place from 11am-2pm on Sunday, May 6th, this FREE event will have it all: delicious food, drinks, door prizes, chair massages, sweepstakes prizes from vendors across the region, and the chance to relax with your fellow teachers! And, the first 50 people to arrive will receive a $10 Lyft credit for their ride home!

Have a question? Email Kate at

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