Opportunities


This section will have opportunities from Teach For America or other mission-aligned organizations.  This could include programs, fellowships, and various other opportunities. 

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Apply to Chicago Foundation for Education’s Fellowship

Apply by July 9th! Chicago Foundation for Education’s (CFE) Action Research Leadership Institute (ARLI) invites exemplary PreK-12th grade Chicago public school (CPS) educators to join a fellowship program to improve student achievement and teaching effectiveness. Selected teachers will be awarded fellowship grants of $1,250 and provided with intensive professional development as they analyze the effectiveness of their teaching strategies and practices through an action research study conducted in their classrooms. Learn more and apply at links on right hand side of the website page.

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Nominate Your Students for a Hispanic Heritage Youth Award

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has opened their 2018 Youth Awards applications. Now entering its 20th year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue. Students are then positioned as role models in their community at local ceremonies with an audience of business leaders, elected officials, local organizations and our sponsors. Encourage your students to nominate themselves by October 15th!

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Help Strengthen our TFA Teaching Community by Being Part of our Phone-A-Friend List!

Teach For America staff who support corps member and alumni teachers often receive requests from teachers to be connected with other teachers in the same content, school neighborhood, or by a shared interest for support or collaboration. The Phone-A-Friend list will help us make these meaningful connections for you! Add yourself to the list here.

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Be in Control of Your Job Search with Teacher Resume Boxes

Are you interested in teaching at a different school next year? Teacher Resume Boxes make it easy for you find and express interest in schools. Simply click on the school name or network you are interested in, an email with populate, attach your resume, and press send! Reach out to kate.sanjuan@teachforamerica.org for more information.

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LEE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to learn more about how LEE can support your leadership development? Schedule time to connect with Lildella Douglas click here! If you unsure you are a LEE member, you can Register here!

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Attend the Catalyst Maria STEAM Expo 2018

We invite you to join the Catalyst Maria school community on May 31, 2018 from 4-8pm for STEAM EXPO 2018. This is an opportunity for educators, students, parents, and community members to engage student exhibitions in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Catalyst Maria students in grades K-12 will be represented through a variety of interactive displays, art exhibits, and performances centered in creative and innovative thinking. Exhibits and performances will include:

  • AP Studio Art Final Portfolios
  • Science Fair Presentations
  • Student-led CCO Radio Station
  • Community Art Projects
  • Louder Than A Bomb Performances
  • Project Lead the Way Engineering Creations
  • Elementary Drama Performance
  • Royal Flush Dance Team
  • Student-created Zines
  • K-12 Arts Projects
  • Live Painting and Pottery Demonstrations
  • Community Organization and University Information Tables
  • Raffles, Giveaways, Fun!
  • So Much More!

For more information please contact Sean Hamilton at shamilton@catalystschools.org.

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Sign Up for An Upcoming WE Event!

Building Student Ownership and Storytelling: Wednesday, May 23rd When: 5:30 – 7:30 (doors open at 5:00) Where: NEIU - Center for College Access and Success, 770 N. Halsted, 4th Floor What: Report & Celebrate - This session is designed to support you in harnessing the excitement after WE Day. We'll dive into ways to meaningfully reflect, record, and share the shifts in thinking students have made throughout the year and the impact students have had on their communities. Register here!

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Register for Free Environmental Education Programming with SCA’s Urban Treehouse

The Student Conservation Association’s Urban Treehouse program offers free environmental education programming for Chicago-area students (K-8th). Urban Treehouse (UTH) started in Fall 2015 and has been extremely successful; we have worked in 29 different Chicago-area schools and reached over 3,400 students (many of whom we’ve worked with multiple times). UTH is currently scheduling sessions from February 5th through May 23rd. Programs will be offered either in single or multiple sessions and we come to you! Our sessions can be conducted in a classroom setting, your school’s playground, or a nearby park (based on availability and convenience). To register for one or multiple UTH sessions this spring, please follow the directions in and submit this form. If you have any questions about the program, e-mail Diana Sanborn at dsanborn@thesca.org.

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Access Free Student Practice Questions for Your Classroom

Need More Student Practice Questions? Former corps and staff member Laura Amling here sharing a bomb opportunity! Testing season is almost here and teachers need to be hooked up with quality resources like Albert. Albert is an interactive online platform, giving students practice questions and immediate feedback on high school content, including AP, SAT, and ACT. Apply here for a FREE month long Albert trial. Email Laura@albert.io (D.C. '09) for more details. 

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Tools to talk about racial injustice in the classroom

Kids first start recognizing a world structured by racial injustice at three years old. The first time we talked about race in school was in tenth grade. We must start this timely conversation earlier: our hope lies in every teacher's power to shape generations of unity and love. Our names are Winona and Priya, we are recent high school graduates working in partnership with educators, and we believe that a tomorrow of racial justice is impossible without investing in our schools and institutions today. With 30,000+ website hits and current impact in over 30 states, our organization, CHOOSE, seeks to equip all educators in K-12 classrooms nationwide—and through them, our collective future—with the tools they need to both talk about race and act toward change. In 2016, we published a 224-page racial literacy textbook & teacher resource called The Classroom Index with Princeton University's Department of African American Studies, and now we're taking a gap year to travel to all 50 states, collecting stories about race & intersectionality for our next edition, before attending Harvard (Winona) and Princeton (Priya) University. Last week, we spoke at TEDWomen! Check out our website to get a copy of The Classroom Index; please reach out at winona@princetonchoose.org/priya@princetonchoose.org to get further involved.

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Support Puerto Rico through an Organization Founded by Corps Members

Puerto Rico needs you now more than ever after Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico Rising is the organized effort from thousands of Puerto Ricans and friends all across the United States and the world. We represent the local chapter in Chicago, IL coordinating relief efforts. All of this money will be directly impacting the people on the island in coordination with the Government's official effort, Unidos Por Puerto Rico, and other organizations that are focused on helping Puerto Rico. The funds will be used for additional supplies needed, transportation costs and to donate directly to the people of Puerto Rico. Click here to learn more.