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. 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

Check back soon for more education related opportunities!

Check back soon for more volunteer or nonprofit opportunities!

Check back soon for more business and law opportunities!

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

Upcoming Events

The Road to One Day: A Week in Support of Educational Equity
Teach For America – Houston is excited to announce The Road to One Day: A Week in Support of Educational Equity which provides a pathway through which alumni no longer in education and their company or firm can connect with our vision, support our mission and help expose students to a variety of professionals from diverse backgrounds.
October 23, 2017 to October 26, 2017
8:45 AM to 10:00 AM CDT
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Join TFA Houston for our volunteer day at Houson Food Bank!
November 11, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST
535 Portwall Street Houston, TX 77029
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Join us for our 2018 Realizing One Day Benefit Dinner honoring Anne and John Mendelsohn.
March 29, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
2222 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77027

Houston Alumni in Action

One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
October 10, 2017
From organizing kid zones at shelters to salvaging students’ college applications, meet some of the people who stepped up in the face of catastrophe.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 9, 2017
Veteran educators share how they're preparing for next time.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
September 8, 2017
As we hear from our Houston friends and colleagues, we will update this page on ways you can help with immediate needs and longer-term recovery.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
August 17, 2017
Students who started college but never earned degrees are given another shot, thanks to innovative hybrids
Alumni
August 3, 2017
Shiroy Aspandiar (Houston ’10) is a co-founder of One Jump, a non-profit organization that curates one of the largest databases of enrichment opportunities—the kind of experiences that can transform a young life.
Students & Communities
July 19, 2017
Roland Wang (Houston ‘15) never felt truly connected with the AAPI community until attending a life-changing summit.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
April 25, 2017
A group of citizen-advocates scored a win when Houston Independent School District was persuaded to change its discipline policies. Now this network is taking on new fights.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
March 21, 2017
Palmer’s No Wrong Answers podcast brings new meaning to using your “teacher voice.”
One Day
By Tom O'Connell
February 28, 2017
It’s time to make CS as foundational to the curriculum as reading and math. First we have to solve four problems holding us back.
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.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
October 16, 2016
When diverse kids learn peacekeeping with academic rigor, will they save the world?
Alumni
September 22, 2016
United States Fifth Circuit Judge, Gregg Costa (Mississippi Delta ’94), shares his insights with local alumni working in the legal field
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 8, 2016
Teaching is hard. Fawning over these photos is easy. We're not ashamed.
One Day
By Susan Brenna
February 24, 2016
Honorary, earned, chosen, and biological: The Teach For America community contains all kinds of families.
Houston Chronicle
October 13, 2015