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Hi <<First Name>>,

This holiday season, all of us at Teach For America - Jacksonville want to express how grateful we are for you—the community leaders, education advocates, and change-makers working every day to create equitable and excellent school systems for every student. We are constantly inspired by your commitment to change the odds for all students. 

As we step into the next decade, we are thrilled to continue partnering with and learning from leaders like you. This work is not easy, but it is worth the challenge to ensure that every school prepares every child for tomorrow, no matter their race or income.

Thank you for all you do, and happy holidays.

Your Alumni Impact Team - Michele & Amanda
Upcoming Events

Save the Date for Opportunities Fair 2020! 
Join the alumni board for a networking event focused on educational equity in Jacksonville, gather classroom resources, graduate school information and learn more about our great community partners. Lunch and engaging breakout sessions included. If you are interested in supporting or attending the event reach out to Amanda on staff. 

Thank you for your support!
Thank you to the generosity of the alumni and corps members who have already donated to the alumni challenge. Any alumni donation that is made online from now until December 30th has the opportunity to be matched…TWICE. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, locally here in Jacksonville we have a parent of an alumni that is willing to also match the donation 100% (up to a total of $4,000)!

What this means is that a donation of $25 is matched nationally (+$25) and regionally (+$25) for a total donation of $75!!! It is so important that as alumni we continue to build and grow our region. We thank you in advance for your help!


National Opportunities From Teach For America
Calendaring in the new year? Below is a full list of fellowships and awards available through TFA this year. Many of these opportunities also offer additional benefits, such as funding, travel stipends, and national recognition. Click here to learn more and apply. Your local alumni team is here to help! Email Amanda to set up a time to talk with a local team member. 

  • Capitol Hill Fellows Program (Apply by 1/15) - Gain hands-on policy experience in a full-time, paid congressional staff position on Capitol Hill.
  • Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Social Innovation Award (Apply by 1/20) - Launch your big idea for expanding opportunities for students in low-income communities.
  • Rural School Leadership Academy (Apply by 2/17) - Develop the skills and support network to expand your work in rural education.
  • Schools to Learn From (Application opens Spring 2020) - Visit an excellent school, or apply to have your school host learning opportunities for other educators.
  • Sue Lehmann Excellence in Teacher Leadership Award (Application opens Spring 2020) - Earn national recognition for your outstanding classroom leadership.
  • Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership (Application opens Spring 2020) - Nominate a fellow alum (or yourself!) for leading significant progress toward educational equity and excellence in the last year.
Resources for Alum

TFA Swag For Sale
Looking to update your TFA swag? Check out our first “Power Up Jax” themed shirts! Our regional Power Up campaign will take place over the coming years and is focused on reenergizing, reimagining, and reinventing a new future of possibilities for students. Our first shirts for sale feature “reenergize”. Order yours while supplies last! Email Jamie Luedtke with questions.

Free MasterClass Pass for TFA Teachers
𝗪𝗛𝗔𝗧 𝗗𝗢 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗔 𝗪𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗔𝗠𝗦, 𝗠𝗔𝗟𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗠 𝗚𝗟𝗔𝗗𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟, 𝗗𝗔𝗩𝗜𝗗 𝗔𝗫𝗘𝗟𝗥𝗢𝗗 & 𝗞𝗔𝗥𝗟 𝗥𝗢𝗩𝗘 𝗛𝗔𝗩𝗘 𝗜𝗡 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗢𝗡 WITH OUR TEACHERS? They have an All-Access Pass from MasterClass (a $180 value). And if you’re a teacher, you do too! As gratitude for your leadership, MasterClass is offering this All Access Pass to their world class instructors at no cost to you. Fill out this form to sign up for your account. (Science teachers - show Neil's video to your classes, it's cool! - Amanda)

Now Hiring

KIPP: Jacksonville is Hiring
If you’re interested in joining the KIPP Jacksonville Team and Family, we recommend completing an application before the new year so you don’t miss out on the chance to qualify for a $1,000 signing bonus. You can check out all of their openings here. Reach out to TFA Jax alum Emma Kosanda ('14) if you have questions. 

Kode with Klossy - Summer Instructor Position 
Kode With Klossy, in partnership with TFA, is seeking summer instructors to motivate the next generation of tech leaders at summer camps around the country designed to inspire young women 13-18 to be creative coders. Watch the video to learn more. Apply by 1/17.

International Summer Internships
Want to spend your summer abroad? CISV is looking for adults to chaperone small groups of youth between age 11-15 to international programs this summer.  The programs last between 2 to 4 weeks and will happen in Spain, Massachusetts, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, France, Italy and Colombia. Learn more about this position here. Contact Lisa Taylor with questions and to apply. 

Gift Card Winner!
Congratulations to Alicia Addison for winning the Dunkin' gift card for her survey responses. Thank you for taking the time to share your voice and perspective!

Network Spotlights
Kate Fulginiti - DCPS Assistant Principal of the Year
Congratulations Assistant Principal Katharine Fulginiti (Jax 2010 Alum) from Matthew Gilbert Middle School, 2020 Duval County Assistant Principal of the Year! 
Alumni Board Spotlight - Sharetta McBride Jax '17
Sharetta was a City Year corps member before joining TFA - Jacksonville and currently teaches at KIPP. This year she is serving as the Alumni Board Service & Giving Chair.  
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