Stories

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - New Jersey community.

 

Alumni
April 20, 2018
Lets' go back to 1994: New Jersey was welcoming it's second-ever group of Corps Members (Ayanna included!), Forrest Gump captured the hearts of audiences across the U.S. and the World Wide Web was starting to make its way into American homes.
Alumni
April 5, 2018
Let's set the stage for 2007: Rihanna is just busting onto the scene for good with 'Umbrella' (ella, ella, eh, eh, eh), the iPhone captured our hearts along with our complete and utter attention, and it was just starting to become clear that the Spider-Man franchise would need to be rebooted in the (very) near future.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
March 30, 2018
Five alums in local government tell all about their cities (and one tiny town).
Alumni
March 16, 2018
Our love for the year 2013 is pretty well-documented at this point -- after all, where would be without Elsa telling us how and when to "Let It Go"?
Alumni
March 6, 2018
2013 doesn't sound like it was that long ago, but back then Kim and Kanye were just saying hello to North West, TV was saying goodbye to 'Breaking Bad' and Oxford Dictionary was saying its Word of the Year was..."selfie".
Alumni
February 20, 2018
In 1994, The Lion King had just hit theaters (and our tear ducts), The Sign by Ace of Base was topping the charts, hair salons were being inundated with requests for the "Rachel", and we were all still trying to figure out just what the internet actually was.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
February 7, 2018
What will it take to get students back to school in Puerto Rico?
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
November 8, 2017
Philadelphia scores a big success with career and technical education for students in the juvenile justice system.
Alumni
October 13, 2017
My journey into education was almost an accident; I always loved working with kids but did not think I would be a teacher. For me, one of the most important aspects of being an educator is representation. I have a student who is a foster child and usually quiet and not very talkative in class. One day, she asked to have lunch with me and as we were having lunch, she drew a picture of us. In the picture, we were both 3rd grade students and she told me that she wished I was her best friend and that we could go through school together. Although teaching for me may have almost been an accident, I am so glad it happened. I am glad that my students can see themselves in me.
One Day
By The TFA Editorial Team
September 6, 2017
Meet the winner and finalist of the 2017 Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, honoring alumni whose work has led to transformational change in the past year.
Education & Issues
August 23, 2017
The president’s proposed budget promises to devastate AmeriCorps funding. Here’s why that matters for you.
Alumni
June 13, 2017
The San Diego community law project that’s helping provide equal access to justice.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
November 1, 2016
How do you go from teaching ESL in the Bronx to being the defense and foreign policy advisor to Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)? Sophia Lalani shows us her path.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
February 24, 2016
Honorary, earned, chosen, and biological: The Teach For America community contains all kinds of families.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
September 28, 2015
How many years do Teach For America corps members and alumni actually teach?
Inside TFA
By Fatimah Burnam-Watkins
February 24, 2014
Executive Director of Teach For America New Jersey weighs in on recent misconceptions.