The Alumni Hub is a launchpad for the TFA alumni network that is open and accessible to all. Content includes:
- baseline career resources, information, and networking opportunities, curated by industry;
- alumni benefits, discounts, graduate school partnerships, and awards;
- news, events, and links to regional microsites/pages, the Alumni Directory, and Career Connect (formerly known as TFA Connect).
The Alumni Hub serves as a baseline launchpad that is external-facing and requires no log in. While there are career opportunities and employer partners visible on this platform, they represent only about 10% of those offered on TFA Career Connect and are intended as a preview of what we can offer.
TFA Career Connect will continue to serve as our digital solution for a national job board and networking platform for corps members, alumni, and employers/recruiters. This platform allows job seekers to look for roles, apply for roles, message prospective employers, share their resume, and network with other alumni working for their target employers and/or working in a region of interest. Employers can quickly find those actively looking for a role and download their resumes. TFA Career Connect is the only place you can do these things. Currently, over 16,000 alumni and 1,000 employers have active accounts on TFA Career Connect. This product requires log in to use ensuring that only TFA alumni have access to these exclusive job opportunities.
If you’re ever stuck or need help with the Alumni Directory and the responses below do not answer your question, use the contact us form to get help from the Alumni Directory support team. When filling out the contact us form, make sure you fill out these certain fields as detailed below:
- I am: An Alum
- Trying to: Solve a problem with the Alumni Directory
Tell Us More: Pick most applicable option
The new Alumni Directory is a digital platform aimed at strengthening our alumni network by creating easier pathways for alumni to connect, collaborate, and build community as impact-oriented professionals. You can use the directory to search for alumni by their ed equity interests and affinities. Think of it as a virtual phone book of 38,000+ alumni in the network.
On the other hand, TFA Career Connect is the place to go for browsing / searching for jobs, talent, and organizations who are interested in hiring TFA alumni and corps members. When looking to establish career connections or explore new job opportunities, you can also use it to gain access to others in the network beyond fellow alumni, as corps members, staff members, and non-alumni recruiters / employer partners can all access TFA Career Connect as well.
The best thing about having access to both tools, is that you can start with one and then supplement it with the other, depending on your connecting needs!
The Alumni Directory is an online tool that allows Teach For America alumni to search and connect with other TFA alumni. All TFA alumni who have completed their two-year commitment can access and connect with other alumni via the Alumni Directory.
To access the Alumni Directory, log into teachforamerica.org with the same account you used to apply to the corps. A link to the Aalumni dDirectory should appear on your dashboard upon logging in.
If you don’t remember your password or email, use the “I forgot my password link” on the login screen.
If you no longer have access to the email address you used to create your teachforamerica.org account – no worries! Click the contact us page on teachforamerica.org website, fill out the form with your personal information, and select these options for the following fields:
- I am: An alum
- Trying to: Solve a problem with the website
- Tell Us More: I am unable to sign in to my teachforamerica.org account
From there, a TFA staff member will help recover your account!
- Here are good reasons to use the Alumni Directory:
- You’re relocating to a new city/state
- Looking for career transition advice from someone in a particular industry or role or at a specific company
- Looking to connect with others in similar career paths
- Looking to hear about an alum’s experience working for a certain employer
- Keep in mind, the Alumni Directory is a professional networking tool, and we expect that alumni conduct themselves in that manner while using the Alumni Directory.
Contacts & Communications
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employment verification is only available to current or former TFA staff. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alumni who have not served on TFA staff should review instructions here for PSLF
TFA will provide a standard letter verifying the service period for any corps member who completed their two-year commitment. Current corps members in need of verification should contact their placement regional team.
Information included in the standard corps verification letter:
- Incoming Corps year
- Completion year
Submit a corps verification letter request using this form and please allow 7-10 business days for processing due to high volume.
AmeriCorps service verification must be requested directly from AmeriCorps.
You can use TFA Career Connect to search for and connect with other corps members, alumni, and staff who are also on the platform.
Corps members, alumni, and staff are encouraged to keep their profile information up-to-date on TFA Career Connect BETA. If you’re already on the platform, please encourage your fellow corps members and alumni to join!
To update your address or any other personal information, please sign into teachforamerica.org and click on your profile in the top right corner. You will be able to update your contact info in your profile and click save.
Career Opportunities & Partnerships
Teach For America has partnerships with graduate schools across the country. Learn more by visiting the Graduate School Partners page on the Alumni Hub. These partnerships give our corps members and alumni access to admission deferrals, tuition discounts, scholarships, fee waivers, and more!
You can use our online platform, Career Connect to search for and apply to jobs shared by employers who are specifically interested in recruiting TFA alumni. Many of our partner employers are fellow alumni.
Explore Career Connect and get started looking for your next career opportunity today.
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