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. 

  • 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

​Check back soon for more volunteer and non-profit opportunities!

Check back soon for more business and law opportunities!

​Check back soon for more personal and professional development opportunities!

Upcoming Events

Houston Lantinx Group (square image)
Join us for an opportunity to network with LatinX corps members and alumni.
March 4, 2017
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CST
You're Invited - Teach For America Houston 2017 Benefit Dinner
On March 30, 2017 we have the opportunity to come together to honor these alumni, celebrate the achievements of their long-term commitment and learn just how we as a community can continue to propel and support the work of Teach For America alumni who are “Realizing One Day.”
March 30, 2017
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
CDT
2000 Edwards Street, Houston, Texas 77007

Houston Alumni in Action

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.