Stories

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

 

Alumni
August 7, 2017
Justina Schlund (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, 09) and Amy Mart (Chicago-Northwest Indiana, '07) are working to create safe, supportive learning spaces for students at CPS' Office of Social and Emotional Learning.
Inside TFA
July 31, 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
July 24, 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
July 20, 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.
Alumni Inside TFA
July 17, 2017
Every summer, Teach For America alumni return to where it all began. They work as coaches, school directors, operations managers — all to support our newest corps members. Meet several of these alumni, and learn why they love working at Summer Training.
Inside TFA
July 10, 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
July 3, 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 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
By Ting Yu
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
By Faviola Jasmine Leyva and Paula Ann Solis
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.