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Life as a Corps Member

A look at what it’s really like to be a part of the TFA corps.
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In the Classroom

Teaching goes beyond what you do in front of the classroom. The relationships you form while working closely with kids open doors to new paths that can change the direction of their lives–and yours. 


  • Chassidi Jenkins (Jacksonville and Central Florida '19)

    "It means the world to have the opportunity to work with students in the community that I grew up in. I am able to be a representation of hope."

  • Nick Tilley (Memphis '21)

    "[I exit] the doors with a sense of peace and fulfillment from the work I did that day…Teaching is hard, but what other profession allows you to work with young people every single day and support them on their life journey?" 

  • Cassie Ambler (Colorado '20)

    "Working with the students gives me joy and hope in a way that nothing I've ever done does. I’ve been through a lot this year in my personal life. And on my worst days, even if getting out of bed is the hardest thing in the world, that connection with my students feels so whole. It makes me so happy." 

  • Robert Fox (Miami-Dade ’19), 2022 Cognizant Innovation in Computer Science Award Winner

    "I will never forget my high school teacher Mr. Snyder, who first exposed me to coding in his classroom and spiraled me down my lifelong passion for computer science. I know firsthand the impact that one good teacher can make, and I aspire to be the same for my students."

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Across Our Communities

A classroom is a community–and the students you teach are shaped by the neighborhoods they call home. Getting involved with students, their families, and your community will shape your experience as an educator and create a world where kids can truly flourish.  

Beyond the Classroom
Corps members make an impact in their communities. Hear from teachers about why supporting students outside of school matters.
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On the National Stage

As a corps member, you can connect with regional and national TFA networks to support your goals and positively change systemic issues to impact student learning.


Are you ready to join us today?

Start your journey by checking your eligibility to join the corps!


Not ready yet?

That’s okay. We have time to get to know each other. If you like talking things over, we invite you to speak to one of our recruiters. If you want to stay low-key and learn more about us, attend one of our events.