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

 

Inside TFA
October 11, 2017
Brandi Roebuck (Jacksonville '17) shares her path to becoming a Jacksonville corps member, and how her journey has reinvigorated her hometown pride.
One Day
September 19, 2017
As we hear from our friends and colleagues in Florida, we will update this page on ways you can help with immediate needs and longer-term recovery.
Inside TFA
August 10, 2017
In this series, we catch up with the newest leaders joining our network in the fight for educational excellence and equity for students -- Teach For America – Jacksonville’s 2017 corps -- who are hard at work preparing for their first day in the classroom this fall. They share traits of their fellow members of the Teach For America network of corps members and alumni like leadership, achievement, perseverance, belief in children’s potential, and the ability to work across lines of difference, and bring to schools in our community fresh perspectives, big ideas and new approaches that will shape our collective impact.
Inside TFA
August 7, 2017
In this series, we catch up with the newest leaders joining our network in the fight for educational excellence and equity for students -- Teach For America – Jacksonville’s 2017 corps -- who are hard at work preparing for their first day in the classroom this fall. They share traits of their fellow members of the Teach For America network of corps members and alumni like leadership, achievement, perseverance, belief in children’s potential, and the ability to work across lines of difference, and bring to schools in our community fresh perspectives, big ideas and new approaches that will shape our collective impact.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 19, 2017
At the age of 11, Esther Mulder (Jacksonville ’08) was placed in foster care. Spurred by those who believed in her, today she’s a public defender. Follow her remarkable path.
Alumni
May 25, 2017
Veteran John Fails on how Teach For America helped define his career path in the nonprofit sector.
Alumni
April 12, 2017
Meet Chelsea Matthews, a 2010 TFA-Jacksonville alumna and current assistant principal at Young Women’s Leadership Academy. As a school leader informed and inspired by her corps experience, Chelsea continues to work to make change for students by shaping teachers who can have immediate impact.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
April 11, 2017
Whether on a middle school dance floor, or on the gridiron for the North Florida Pumas, Jane and Shea Martin are playing for keeps
Students & Communities
April 10, 2017
Meet Oryza Astari, a 2016 TFA-Jacksonville corps member teaching 8th grade science at Jefferson Davis Middle School. Through her classroom leadership, Oryza is driving students to recognize their immeasurable potential and breaking down boundaries to make science accessible and fun.
First Coast News
March 21, 2017
The Florida Times Union
March 21, 2017
Alumni Education & Issues Students & Communities
February 17, 2017
On Tuesday, February 14, the Jacksonville City Council passed an amendment to update Jacksonville’s existing Human Rights Ordinance to establish nondiscrimination practices that protect the LBGTQ community. 2015 TFA-Jacksonville corps member, Anna McDaniel, reflects on what the fully-inclusive HRO means for students and teachers in our community.
One Day
By Joel Serin-Christ
February 8, 2017
In every region, there were places you returned to often. These alums shared their favorites from the corps. What was yours?
One Day
By Susan Brenna
October 25, 2016
A four-part look at how educators are making every space safe for students, with close-ups on Orlando, New York, and an evolution within Teach For America.
Inside TFA
By Lauren Chianese, Samantha Hoare, Saffiyah Madraswala, Tim'm West and Darryl D. Willie
June 15, 2016
Members of Teach For America’s staff came together to reflect on the recent mass shooting in Orlando and assess how the intersectionality of the tragedy impacts members across our communities.