With support from passionate and generous donors, we are able to: (1) grow diverse talent and systems leadership; (2) inspire fierce advocates for educational equity; and (3) prepare students to learn, lead and thrive.
- We are committed to growing the number of leaders in education who are focused on systems change. Our work for the next 10 years will require us to face challenges that are continuously evolving and provide opportunities for students so they can realize a future filled with possibility. We will need a diverse and committed coalition of effective leaders to succeed in this work.
- We are focused on inspiring champions across our communities to actively advocate for making educational equity and excellence a reality for all students. We need to create alliances that includes our alumni, corps members, staff, donors, civic and business leaders, community leaders as well as our students, their parents and families.
- We believe that students have the power to transform their own futures, when we support them to develop into leaders. To do this, their needs must be elevated so they can exceed milestones that put them on a path to economic mobility. We are working to provide the foundation of knowledge and skills students need and give them access to opportunities that will enable them to shape the future of their communities and allow them to lead the way to create a better world.
Teach For America -California Capital Valley will make new investments, in an effort to accelerate
progress to our 10-year goal, by launching an alumni forward strategy. The California Capital Valley will lead efforts to design and pilot alumni programming and initiatives that expand our impact and footprint in more communities. The aim is for our alumni to be driving meaningful change so that by 2030, twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility.
Teach For America - California Capital Valley has made a commitment high need schools where the majority of students are growing up in low-income households. Many Teach For America leaders are working as full-time, fully certified teachers. TFA educators often find that the school supplies and other resources offered by their schools or that their students are able to secure themselves is not adequate to do the job sufficiently. In the current moment, we have also witnessed that technology and the need for new resources play a critical role in education. All students should have access to the right tools to help them learn. We welcome in-kind donations to help local classrooms in our highest need communities have the materials they need to provide an excellent education experience for all students.
Teach For America - California Capital Valley is aiming to grow our regional advisory board from 6 members up to 12-15 members. We are seeking community members who are passionate about transforming public education, believe deeply in the power of leaders to drive systems-level change, and who want to be part of a growing and diverse coalition advocating for educational equity and excellence. (Our board fulfills an important strategic advisory role and does not have fiduciary responsibilities.)
The educational challenges our country faces are deeply rooted. Solving them will take many interventions from many directions over a prolonged period of time. Change requires leaders both inside and outside of the system, working to challenge the status quo and demonstrate what's possible. A broad and diverse coalition of people united around common purpose and shared values will help bring about positive impact towards education equity. Our volunteer program will match people with alumni. corps members and/or staff to provide them support, leveraging volunteers' unique skillsets. As a volunteer, you'll have the chance to work on projects in line with Teach For America's commitment to equity and excellence in education.