Monday, January 31, 2011

Teach for America Application Deadline Friday, February 4

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Teach For America is hiring exceptional recent college graduates and professionals - of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to teach for two years in our nation's most disadvantaged communities.  As a teacher, you will be paid a full salary, receive a comprehensive health insurance package along with full retirement benefitsan AmeriCorps education award to cover teacher certification costs or to pay student loansand you will be eligible for no-interest loans and grants for relocation.  

Teach For America is committed to eliminating the inequities between high income and low income students in the United States. To date, 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regionsacross the country, while over 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity.

Hear what Patricia Leon-Guerrero, a Teach For America alumna, says about her experience in the corps:

   “In our country today, Latino 4th graders growing up in low-income communities are already three grade levels behind their high-income peers, and by 12th grade they are five times less likely than their Caucasian peers to score proficient or above in science.  As a corps member, I was able to help change this. The experience and opportunities Teach For America provided, made this one of the most important and rewarding experiences in my life. Not only was I able to pave the inroads for future Hispanic leaders, but I was able to do so without being worried about my financial situation and getting off my career track. I would encourage you to apply now and be a part of the movement to impact the lives of the thousands of children who, without you will not be given the chance to get to where you are today.”

Patricia Leon-Guerrero
Las Vegas Valley Corps ‘04

 FINAL Application Deadline: Friday, February 4th, 2011

You have the ability to change the lives of our Latino students and ensure that they will receive the quality education that they deserve, while not compromising your career trajectory. Teach For America was recently named one of Fortune’ top 100 best places to work in 2011Take the first step to this life-changing experience by applying now to the 2011 Teach For America corps.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Patricia Leon-Guerrero:
Mobile: 512.569.2140 Email:

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