Teach for America is now accepting applications.

Teach for America is a national organization with the mission to eliminate educational inequality. Every year, Teach for America recruits a diverse group of leaders who work to extend educational opportunities to students from low-income communities by committing to two years of teaching in urban and rural public schools around the country. Ideally, the program seeks students with demonstrated academic achievement, strong critical-thinking skills, professionalism, organizational abilities, and excellent writing skills. In addition to professional training and educational awards toward the pursuit of graduate degrees, students receive a full-time salary commensurate with those at their host schools.

In order to apply to Teach for America, students must meet all of the following criteria:
-Hold a bachelor’s degree on or before the summer 2012 training institute
-Have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0
-Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Applications and further information are available at the Teach foer America Website.

Applicants interested in participating in the program during 2012-2013 must submit an online application by one of the following three application deadlines:
-October 26, 2011
-January 6, 2012
-February 10, 2012

Meeting one of the earlier deadlines allows for earlier notification of admission to the program, access to more convenient interview times, and more time for preparing for transition into the program, including relocation or passing required tests.

Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at geoffrey.hempill@csi.cuny.edu or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Career and Scholarship Center in Building 1A, Room 105.