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Hi <<First Name>>! Welcome to this special end of school year blast. If you are a teacher, administrator, school support staff or parent congratulations on making it to the end of the year! This blast has great ways to get involved and grow your leadership with local opportunities, as well as some great upcoming events to celebrate the end of the year and welcome our newest corps members. 
Boselli Teaching Fellowship - Applications close this week! 
The Boselli Teaching Fellowship provides TFA teachers in K-6 classrooms with professional development opportunities to cultivate skills in the areas of cultural responsiveness and engaging literacy instruction. This year-long program for those entering their third to fifth year of teaching seeks to develop effective educational leaders serving students in Jacksonville’s highest areas of need. Individual coaching, mentoring, and on-going workshops will allow teachers to continue building knowledge and skills needed to support students in their classrooms. Learn more HERE and Apply today!

Apply Now for the 2019-2020 Alumni Board
Looking for a way to help engage, advise, and support the work of Teach For America Jacksonville? The alumni board is looking for new members to join the board this summer. This is a great way to connect with other alumni, learn project management and leadership skills, and build experience serving on a nonprofit board. Applications are open now through June 25th! Contact Carly Norton with any questions. 

Jax Prism Executive Board Applications Open
JaxPrism is exited to be opening it's Executive Board applications for the 2019-2020 term. JaxPrism, a growing LGBTQ+ Advocacy Group for Queer educators and their allies, is looking to fill several positions on the Executive Board, including Executive Co-Chair, Community Engagement Chair, and Advocacy Chair. JaxPrism has ambitious goals for the coming year, and would love your voice and support in making them happen. Applications are open to all local TFA Alumni and community members.

Join TFA Jax Serves
Looking for more ways to get connected and stay involved? Looking for ways to stay connected to the community you serve? Do you just love service? Join TFA Jax Serves today! Now a year in the making, TFA Jax Serves is searching for Teach For America Jacksonville alumni with a heart for service and a passion for our communities to take active roles within the movement both as group leaders and general members. Membership includes the support and partnership with Teach For America Jacksonville staff, the opportunity to network with longstanding partners such as Renewed Community Initiatives and Habitat for Humanity, and most importantly a pipeline of hands-on work that enriches your own experience as a Jacksonville resident and the constituents of the communities we serve most. Here is an example of one of our most recent events – be a part of the team today! Join us by completing this form by Sunday June 09.
Over $25,00 Raised! 
Teach For America Jacksonville was 7th in the nation for the percentage of alumni donations during the alumni challenge. This speaks to the amazing generosity and commitment of you our alumni and we are humbled by this show of support. Collectively, over $25,000 was raised between alumni contributions, donor matches and national grants. THANK YOU!
Volunteer During 2019 Induction - June 9th - 13th 
Sign up today for one of the many great ways to help welcome our newest class of corps members to Jacksonville. In particular there is a need for help checking in corps members, driving CMs around for the housing tour and spots are still open for the Welcome BBQ at Boone Park on June 9th, and the Jumbo Shrimp Game on June 10th. 
Power Up for Summer Service and Community Event
Join TFA Jax Serves and the new, 2019 TFA Jax Corps Members June 11th from 8:30-10:45 am at YMWLA at Butler Middl School for a morning of service and community fun events including: garden projects, Zumba, Jacksonville Public Library readings, mural painting, and more. All ages are welcome to attend! Register HERE. We hope to see you there!
Classroom Supply Donations Needed
Remember how stressful it was to set up your first classroom? The Teach For America coaching team is looking for slightly used classroom materials for current and incoming corps members. You can find the full flyer here with more details. Contact MTLD Yuri Thornton with questions.  
Stay Connected - TFA Account & TFA Connect BETA
This time of year offers many transitions for TFA alumni across the country. Stay connected to the mission and vision of Teach For America by updating your contact information on the website. PLEASE NOTE: your alumni region is connected to your address zip-code. If you know you will be moving to another state, updating this information will help you get connected to your new region. However, if you plan to stay in Jacksonville, or want to continue to get information from us, please reach out to Amanda to let us know. Additionally, updating your email address will change how you receive communications from the national organization. If you know someone who has been out of the loop share this information with them! 

If you are currently looking for other employment, or interested in hiring TFA alumni for your school or organization, set up a TFA Connect BETA account to access a searchable job board with recruiters interested in TFA alumni.  There are some great search features including searching for remote jobs and by sector. 
Stay Up to Date with a Selection of Updates on TFA and Education Issues in Jacksonville
Here are a selection of articles to keep you informed and empowered about the local and national education reform landscape. If you have suggestions for future articles, please send them to Amanda.
DCPS: Changes at Northwestern
Forbes Article: 5 Reasons School Takeovers Fail
Editorial: A Tale of Two School Districts in Texas
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