Stories

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

 

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.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
November 2, 2017
What will it take to get students back to school in Puerto Rico?
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.
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.