Alumni

Meet Our Team

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The TFA Alumni Network - Houston exists to serve and support alumni living in our area. Our mission is to connect you with each other, opportunities that provide personal and professional development, and of course, to keep you connected to the mission of One Day. 

As a part of the TFA Alumni Network - Houston, you a part of a community over 1,400 strong, with leaders across every sector: education, law, business, medicine, parenthood, advocacy and many more. 

We believe that when we stay connected and we support each other, we have the ability exponentially increase our individual and collective impact.  TFA Alumni Network - Houston is the living, breathing embodiment of Teach For America's Theory of Change, and you, our alumni are ambassadors for equitable education no matter where you sit. So plug in and get connected. We are stronger and sharper together.


 

Houston 1999
Senior Managing Director, Alumni Leadership and Engagement
"TFA alumni are my people, and I believe that when we come together and focus our energies/efforts, we will be a mighty, mighty force for kids in Houston."
Houston 2005
Director, Alumni Leadership and Engagement
"What I love most about my current work in alumni affairs is the ability to sit across from alumni and hear their stories. I love learning about their experience in the classroom, the work they’re doing now, the work they want to do in the future, and all the other things that make them, them."
Director, Alumni Leadership and Engagement
"As a first generation Nigerian-American, I firmly believes that an individual’s zip code should not determine their destiny. No matter where you reside, your school should be a place where children feel safe, connected, and can grow at their optimal level."

Opportunities For Alumni

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Check below for opportunities for our local Houston area alumni. Opportunities are updated every two weeks. Want to share an opportunity for regional alumni? Email HoustonAlumni@TeachForAmerica.org to place an opportunity on the site.

  • Education Related
  • Volunteer / Non-Profit
  • Business and Law
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • School Systems Leaders Fellowship​ The Fellowship is a yearlong, residency-based, cohort program whose goal is to prepare Teach For America alumni to serve as cabinet-level leaders within three years of completing the Fellowship. Upon acceptance to the Fellowship, fellows work with the SSLF team and placement partners to secure a full-time, paid, cabinet or sub-cabinet level role in a public school system. 

  • Find Your KIPP Hiring Event - KIPP Houston will host the first ever Find Your KIPP Hiring Event- with ‘My KIPP Story’ panel featuring co-founder Mike Feinberg and KIPP Houston Superintendent Sehba Ali! Panel will be held from 9am to 10am and will be directly followed by the teacher hiring fair with representatives from all 28 KIPP Houston Schools. Potential for offers on the spot!


  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund HSF General College Scholarships are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college or graduate degree. Application deadline: March 30

  • Relay Graduate School of Education Houston - Join the Relay Graduate School of Education Houston Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program and complete your degree in just one year. TFA alumni enrolling for 2017-2018 will receive a discounted tuition rate of $9,000. Relay’s part-time program is designed for full-time teachers, with a hybrid in-person/online schedule and individualized support from faculty. Apply by April 17. Contact: houston@relay.edu

Check back soon for more business and law opportunities!

Check back soon for more business and law opportunities!

  • Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation -The purpose of the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (GHHCCF) - Emerging Leaders Institute is to identify, develop and empower Emerging Leaders.  “Emerging Leaders” are young professionals with less than ten years of professional work experience. The program serves as the link between the Emerging Leaders, the corporate community, business and civic entities.

  • Entrepreneurs United Conference 2017 April 21-22 Houston, Texas | Entrepreneurs United is an annual gathering of Teach For America alumni entrepreneurs, corps members and staff. Entrepreneurs United offers: skills-based training; strategic access to opportunities for sustaining, growing, and scaling innovations; and networking opportunities with peers and industry experts. Participants are grounded in social innovation as a means to eliminate educational inequity in our world. The focus of the 2017 conference is to foster a dynamic network of innovators, strengthen the development of entrepreneurs of all stages, and activate the creative problem solver mindset.


 

Upcoming Events

We’re currently planning our next event. Please check back soon for details.

Houston Alumni in Action

Students & Communities
July 19, 2017
Roland Wang (Houston ‘15) never felt truly connected with the AAPI community until attending a life-changing summit.
Education & Issues
February 1, 2017
To kick off Black History Month, corps member Jayde Encalade (Houston '16) reflects on the importance of affirming the identity of her black male students and her hopes for their future.