Stories

Read the latest news and stories from the Chicago-Northwest Indiana community and learn more about our work.

 

Inside TFA
June 26, 2017
This summer, two of our 2017 Chicago-Northwest Indiana corps members are sharing their experiences learning pedagogy, building relationships, and entering the classroom at Summer Training.
Inside TFA
June 14, 2017
Corps member Jane Kim (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '15) was burning out as a first year teacher. To take care of herself, she found exactly what she had been providing her students: a community where she could be her authentic self.
Alumni Students & Communities
June 12, 2017
Aida Conroy's (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '13) students visited museums and galleries across Chicago for an advisory art project. The pieces that resulted are an incredible display of each girl's unique voice.
One Day
June 5, 2017
So maybe you wouldn’t or couldn’t do what these parents did. But their choices expand the way we think about learning.
One Day
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
Students & Communities
May 23, 2017
Students in corps member Sophie Byland's (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '15) classroom raise money for their field trips through a coffee shop for teachers.
Alumni
May 12, 2017
Chicago Scholars works tirelessly to help students from low-income communities apply to and persist in college. Learn how this local nonprofit changed the lives of three Teach For America alumni.
Alumni
April 17, 2017
After her time in the corps, alumnus Rupa Ramadurai (Miami-Dade, '09) knew she wanted to continue advocating for students. Learn how she went from high school English teacher to the Assistant General Counsel to the Illinois State Board Of Education.
Alumni
April 5, 2017
Named one of Forbes "30 Under 30" for Education, Ryan Hoch (St. Louis, '09) is revolutionizing how students chart their path to college and career.
Inside TFA
March 22, 2017
Alum Yuchi Chiu (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '14) writes about why he joined Chicago-Northwest Indiana's Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness Council.
Alumni
March 15, 2017
Alumni teacher Jetaun Frye (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '14) reflects on why she joined Teach For America, and how she will continue to fight for educational equity in the years ahead.
Students & Communities
Inside TFA
February 22, 2017
Maura Dore (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '17) is an incoming corps member that will begin teaching science this fall. Learn why she decided to join her siblings in the movement for educational equity.
Alumni
February 15, 2017
15% of all school leaders in Chicago are Teach For America alumni. Hear what they have to say about leading in our region with our series "TFA Talks: School Leaders to Learn From."
Students & Communities
February 8, 2017
Corps member Adriana Rivera (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '16) heads home to East Chicago to make her mark.
Alumni
January 30, 2017
Sean Klamm (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '14) began this school year with two goals: excelling as the new head of his school's diverse learning department, and running a half-marathon with one of his students.
Inside TFA
January 11, 2017
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Early Childhood corps members in Chicago-Northwest Indiana will enroll at Erikson Institute, the nation's premier graduate school in child development. Teach For America staff member and current Erikson student Steph Landry (Mississippi Delta, '09) reflects on why she chose Erikson on her path to school leadership.
Inside TFA
December 22, 2016
Hilario Dominguez (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, ’15) returned to his hometown to advocate for students experiencing the same struggles he faced growing up in Chicago.
Alumni
December 22, 2016
Now a litigation associate at one of the world’s premier law firms, Eric White (Charlotte, ‘07) continues his work towards educational equity as the chair of Chicago-Northwest Indiana’s Auxiliary Board.
Alumni
December 22, 2016
In this four-part series, alumni educators discuss how they bring social justice to the forefront of their classrooms, teaching everything from pre-kindergarten to college.