"I have the privilege to work in the Oakland community, teaching 24 of our youngest learners in Transitional Kindergarten. My main focus for my students is for them to build the foundation skills to truly love learning, exploring, staying curious, and getting them ready for the rest of their education career. My students are the strangest and most lovable human beings on the planet!"
- Carmina Portea '16, Teach for America
"I served with City Year, D.C. in two math classes. My primary role in my service was bringing my students up to their respective grade level through small group interventions and facilitating social, emotional learning/development. Our students are amazing, tiny humans and I was so lucky to serve every day with them! My service was incredibly multifaceted involving planning, training, facilitation, crafting, and everything in between."
- Julia White '16, City Year AmeriCorps
"I was a Teach for America corps member from 2012-2014 in Philadelphia, PA. I taught secondary English and Art/Art History in middle/high school setting. TFA was very, very challenging - from limited training, to long hours in a new career, and simultaneous graduate school enrollment. However, the emotional and professional fulfillment is great."
- Leslie McShane Lodwick '04, Teach for America
"This experience is truly difficult to put into words, however it has brought me vast perspective on my upbringing and my vision for the future. It is incredible being able to immerse oneself into a new culture and wake up everyday working to improve lives. The growth experience has been mutual."
- Eric Sirvinskas '16, Teach for America