Welcome to Chicago-Northwest Indiana!

We are excited to support you in your relocation to the region so that your transition is meaningful, long-lasting, and sustainable. Below you will find some resources to support you during this time. Check it out!

If you recently moved or plan to do so in the near future, we would love to connect. Reach out to Chicago.NWIAlumni@teachforamerica.org to learn more about the support and opportunities we offer alumni.


Teaching Here

Teach For America - Chicago-Northwest Indiana encompasses both Illinois and Indiana and includes a diverse set of communities that make teaching here unique and exciting. Learn more about teaching in the region and pathways to finding a job here! Otherwise, look at our Mission-aligned School Hiring Partners to see schools, which love being the home of TFA alumni with shared values.

[Licensure: If you are an out-of-state teacher interested in teaching in Illinois, you will need to transfer your license. For a step-by-step guide on how to do this, please click here.]

For information on our school leadership pathways, visit School Leadership.

Job Opportunities

Looking to find a new career here? Check out the Job Board! We post opportunities in and outside of the classroom shared via external partners and TFA.

Make sure to also visit the Career Support page for resume basics, LinkedIn 101 and so much more to help you get on your way!

Connect with Alumni

Chicago-Northwest Indiana is home to over 2,700 alumni with over 60% of our alumni completing the corps elsewhere. 

Interested in connecting with alumni?


Want to learn about where you want to be and live?

Moving to a world-class city can be intimidating (and expensive)! Janell Lewis, one of our 1CM coaches, complied a resource map of the neighborhoods within Chicago and the free resources in each area to hopefully make the city start feeling more like home.

And don’t forget that the TFA office is available for alumni to drop in and use! Please reach out to chicago.nwialumni@teachforamerica.org if you’d like to come by!


Every month, we send a newsletter to our alumni with upcoming events, professional development opportunities, and more. If you are an alum who would like to sign up for the newsletter complete the below form.

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