Stories From Philly

Read the latest news and stories from the Teach For America - Greater Philadelphia Community.

 

Inside TFA
July 25, 2017
Before coming to TFA, Farrah worked at a girls orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia teaching math and reading. Read how she plans on using those experiences to inform her work as a CM here in Philly!
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
July 11, 2017
For Jordan and Maria, a summer institute romance was only the beginning.
Alumni Education & Issues
July 7, 2017
Hannah Clements (D.C. Region, '11) shares how she uses planning and being proactive as an act of radical education.
Alumni Students & Communities
June 27, 2017
Lila Jonas (Greater Philadelphia, '12) shares how she incorporated radical love with her Kindergarten scholars through their Love In March!
Alumni Education & Issues
June 20, 2017
Diana Gould, a 2010 Houston alum, shares how self-care has helped her become a more radical educator.
Education & Issues Inside TFA
June 12, 2017
We are excited to introduce a new blog series that will amplify the voices of our alumni!
Education & Issues
May 30, 2017
Jahlil Davis-Green is a Philly native who will be teaching with TFA this fall!
Students & Communities
May 24, 2017
On May 20th, our region hosted the first annual ROOTs Youth Summit: Realizing Our Own Talents for students aged 14-21. Check out some of the highlights!
Alumni Inside TFA
May 8, 2017
Some of our staff members have a special message for our corps members and alumni!
Inside TFA Students & Communities
May 5, 2017
Dan LaSalle (Greater Philadelphia, ’11) is an English teacher at Olney Charter High School who is taking radical education to heart! Don’t take our word for it- check out what his students had to say!
Education & Issues
May 3, 2017
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked some our staff to reflect on the most influential teachers of their past. This is proof that a teacher’s influence can last a lifetime!
Inside TFA
February 28, 2017
Meet Matthias Wuest, an incoming 2017 Corps Member who will be joining the Philly Pham!
One Day
By Joel Serin-Christ
February 8, 2017
In every region, there were places you returned to often. These alums shared their favorites from the corps. What was yours?
Harvard Ed Magazine
January 8, 2017
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
October 10, 2016
Two out of three students released from incarceration never return to school. Meet five people fighting to change that.
Alumni
April 12, 2016
On a slushy April morning, over one hundred and fifty practitioners, partners, and supporters of education gathered at Carver High School of Engineering and Science for the third annual Grow in Greater Philly event.
Alumni
February 15, 2016
If you’re like us, you’re still reeling from the intense, empowering, provocative, and enlivening experience that was TFA’s 25th Anniversary Summit in Washington, D.C.