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Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - Houston community.

 

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 7, 2015