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Hi <<First Name>>! Welcome to the monthly alumni blast. This blast features lots of appreciation, event updates, opportunities, and learning resources. Thanks for checking it out!
Thank you to our teachers! 
Did you know there are close to 200 TFA teachers currently teaching students in Duval and Jefferson counties? We are so appreciative of all of your dedication, hard work, and service to our students! Check out these deals and discounts for teachers!

Join the 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. If you are interested in learning more you can attend the upcoming board meeting, Tuesday, May 14th from 6-8 p.m., at the TFA office downtown. Reach out to Amanda if you want to discuss membership details further. Applications will open June 1st. 

Save The Date! Help us welcome our newest alumni at the Alumni Induction After Party on June 4th, at 9:30 p.m. in Riverside. Stay tuned for final details about the location!

I Still Teach For America Dinner and Pod Presentations
There have been lots of exciting happenings for alumni and corps members this past week! On May 4th, the 2017 corps presented their Pod Presentations and four groups were awarded a $150 innovation grant. On May 7th, the annual I Still Teach For America Dinner inspired and celebrated our amazing alumni teachers.
Check out this short highlight video for pictures! 
Share your resources and wisdom with our newest CMs!
Donate Classroom Supplies
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.  

Housing Recommendations
As you may remember Jacksonville can be a daunting place to figure out where to live.  If you know some great apartments to live in Jacksonville please share your recommendations with incoming CMs who are starting their housing research. You can fill out this short survey with your suggestions. (If you are no longer teaching please put N/A for school-related questions.) 

Volunteer During 2019 Induction
Sign up today for one of the many great ways to help welcome our newest class of corps members to Jacksonville. Opportunities include joining in fun events, supporting CM learning, and helping with operations.
DCPS Facilities Project - Updates and Reactions 
Duval County Public Schools has continued to share details about the Facilities Master Plan and budgeting discussions are underway. As this process rolls out, a key role for alumni is to analyze and reflect on the potential impacts on equity, across Jacksonville. Here are a few resources and conversations to consider:
Article: Proposed Raines, Ribault Consolidations Draw Opposition
Article: Duval School Board demands sales tax referendum, showdown with City Hall
Summer Internships with Equality Florida
Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization in Florida specifically dedicated to securing the rights of all LGBTQ+ individuals. Our Safe and Healthy Schools program is looking for a paid intern to support the work of implementing best practices, programs, and policies in school districts across the state to ensure that all schools are supportive of LGBTQ+ youth. Anyone interested can apply at this link
Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice

The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm eastern to discuss careers in community organizing with alumni members and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP here

Positions start August 12, 2019 in Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Daytona Beach, Polk County and Fort Myers, FL. Starting salary $38,000/year + benefits.To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Sarah Storar.

Uncommon Schools is seeking Middle School Principal Fellows for their Troy, NY and Rochester, NY regions.
The fellowship is an exciting opportunity to train with us and prepare to become an Uncommon Principal. You can read more about the Fellowship here and on the flyer. These links highlight what makes Rochester Prep and Troy Prep so special. Contact Stephanie Ockay
Upcoming Events
The State of Education
DATE: Wednesday, May 15, TIME: 6 - 7 p.m.LOCATION: JAX Chamber, 3 Independent Drive
COST: Free for ImpactJAX members, $10 for non-members.  
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Join the ImpactJAX Public Policy Committee as we discuss the State of Education in Northeast Florida. During this session, we will hear from Dr. Diana Greene, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools, Jana Koi, Vice President of Online & Workforce Education, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppe, Dean of Education, University of North Florida.
Our panelists will discuss recent education policy, how they respond to change, and how they work together to promote a quality educational system for the region.RSVP: Click here to register in advance.
6th Annual ImpactJAX YP Expo
DATE: Thursday, June 20 TIME: 5 - 7:30 p.m. 
LOCATION: Aloft Tapestry Park, 4812 Deer Lake Drive West, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Join hundreds of young professionals at the 6th Annual ImpactJAX YP Expo at Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park. You'll make connections while enjoying a complimentary beverage and networking with members of top local YP groups. We'll have YP groups representing various nonprofits, alumni, professional, sports and social organizations! RSVP: Click here to register 
Save The Date - JPEF's EDTalks
DATE: September 18, 2019 TIME: 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Hear from Harvard Innovation Lab Expert-in-Residence Tony Wagner on challenging what education means in the 21st century. 
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