**VIRTUAL/REMOTE POSITION ONLY**
Unequal access to opportunity existed long before the pandemic, but this past year has been especially hard for our most vulnerable students. The pandemic has disproportionately affected low-income communities and communities of color. We see this moment as an opportunity to start building the education system we’ve been fighting for over the last 30 years: one that allows every child to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility.
The IGNITE fellowship offers personalized learning opportunities in collaboration with students to move towards that goal. As an IGNITE Fellow, you will lead small group virtual learning experiences with students with the support of veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid, virtual opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and gain skills that propel forward your leadership and apply to all professional settings.
For more information, check out our website here: https://engage.teachforamerica.org/ignite-fellowship
Submit your application here: https://tfaignite.smapply.io/
- Open to all current undergraduate and graduate college students of any academic background.
- Approximately 5 hour per week commitment for 10 – 12 weeks.
- $1,200 stipend (pre-tax) to be awarded at the end of fellowship commitment.
Details for the Spring Cohort:
Application Due Date: November 21, 2021
Fellowship Dates: February 7- April 29
*Onboarding prior to Feb 7
- Current undergraduate and graduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA (minimum HS GPA 3.0 for college freshmen).
- Ability to participate in onboarding and fellowship readiness prior to the start of the fellowship.
- Ability to work approximately 5 hours virtually per week during the school day between October 4 – December 17 for Fall Cohort or February 7 – April 29 for Spring Cohort.
- Evidence of fulfilling commitments and strong organizational skills.
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S.: U.S. citizens, national or legal permanent residents, or Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA recipients).
- Prior experience with low-income communities is preferred but not required.
- Desire to work with students and have a positive effect on their learning experience. Interest in contributing to Teach For America’s mission (https://www.teachforamerica.org/what-we-do).
More about Teach For America:
Teach For America finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America seeks the most promising leaders of this generation early in their careers who have demonstrated the values and leadership necessary to make systemic change. Our diverse, outstanding corps members make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and have a profound impact on their students. Their classroom leadership becomes the foundation for long-term leadership. Through these two years, corps members gain context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field they choose. Beyond their two years, corps members become part of a network of over 60,000 leaders working together across sectors to shape the political, economic, and social future of our nation. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org .