Who We Look For

The Green Fellowship deploys an “iron sharpens iron” approach leveraging both the diverse and seasoned perspectives of its’ educators as well as top leaders. Teach For America alumni who have demonstrated success inside and/or outside of the classroom are invited to apply to the Green Fellowship. Upon successful completion of a rigorous application and interview process, a small cohort will be invited to join the Green Fellowship in Kansas City, Providence, Baton Rouge or Indianapolis. We are committed to building a cohort representative of both the communities we serve as well as the rich diversity within the TFA alumni network. Across 53 regions, we know excellence can arise in a variety of flavors and thus are committed to evaluating each candidate on their strengths and impact over the course of their corps commitment and pursuits thereafter.

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The Benefits

Our cohort structure allows you to learn from a group of engaged and talented peers who are equally committed to developing the group in addition to individual leadership. Green Fellow programming includes the opportunity to learn from leaders in education, politics, social justice, business and other industries, as well as to network with the movers and shakers in your region. Finally, Green Fellows receive a $10,000 financial award annually along with support to relocate to their region. 

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The Program

While leading at their respective schools, Green Fellows participate in monthly leadership development to grow in their leadership. Learning together and from stellar leaders in education and their communities, Green Fellows build on their personal and professional leadership development. Through this development, Fellows will extrapolate best practices of leadership and further sculpt their personal theory of change through engagement with a diverse population of next generation leaders in an intimate, informal setting. In addition to receiving excellent development from Teach For America, each Fellow is awarded a $10,000 award (note: this is taxable).