Teach for America @ Cal

Change starts with you. Teach for America is a collective force of educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community members working toward a more equitable future and opportunity for all. We are committed to profound systemic change, because we know equity begins with education.

You will join an extraordinary, diverse community and teach alongside some of the most remarkable and passionate advocates of your generation. As a corps member, you will have access to an unparalleled resource and support network that will help you go beyond traditional expectations to accelerate the academic and personal growth of your students. As you develop your leadership, you will gain context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field you choose.

You will have the opportunity to partner with students and families in one of 53 regions across the nation, and can make a profound impact with students across a multitude of subjects from pre-K through grade 12.

Over 800 Cal grads have joined Teach For America and are working in a variety of sectors after completing their core commitments, including education, business, STEM, medicine, public policy, and more.

Jessica Rossoni, Cal Recruitment Manager

Jessica Rossoni graduated from Cal in 2013 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Education. She then joined Teach for America and taught high school English for four years at a traditional public school in the Arkansas Delta.

During her time teaching, Jessica immersed herself in the community of Helena, Arkansas, to produce qualitative and quantitative gains with her students. With her partner (also a TFA and Cal alum) she started two sustainable, successful extracurricular programs and engaged in community organizing efforts to pass a $28 million school tax to rebuild their public school.

Jessica is back at Cal because she believes Cal students are the best positioned to fulfill Teach for America’s mission of providing an equitable education for all students, and potentially go on to create systemic change in our society.

Jessica takes appointments at the Career Center and Cafe Milano Tuesday-Thursday to address questions about the organization and the application process.  To schedule a meeting, please call her at 646-992-7384 or email her at jessica.rossoni@teachforamerica.org.

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