Back to School Kick Off – September 21 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

6 Sep

Join your fellow Austin Alumni and their families for our 7th Annual Back to School Kick Off!

RSVP here!

In addition to plenty of socializing and merriment, the Alumni Board will share their initiatives for the year and how you can get involved.

We would also love your help in fulfilling teachers’ wish lists.  Teachers submitted items they want for their classrooms.  Check out their wish lists and volunteer to bring their item to the Kick Off by writing your name on the google doc.

Thank you to Jerry (Chicago ’07) and Diego Negrete for hosting!!

1610 Astor Place

Austin, Texas 78721

Volunteer in the McBee Elementary Library in North Austin

6 Sep

The McBee Elementary School Library is looking for volunteers! McBee is an Austin ISD campus located in North Austin on Braker Lane with an enrollment of approximately 550 students. Library volunteers are needed mainly to assist with book shelving, but may have the opportunity to work on other special projects as they arise or to pursue areas of special interest.  No special experience or knowledge is required; just the urge to help! Requested minimum time commitment is one hour once a week.  Please contact admin@tfaaustinalumni.org if interested.

PelotonU

6 Sep

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PelotonU is a local non-profit that provides an innovative pathway through college to help students graduate on time with no debt.

We’re recruiting high-school graduates (under age 25) who work and are not enrolled currently in college.

This program blends mentorship, a scholarship, and high-quality online colleges to provide students with the support and flexibility needed to earn their degree.

Contact Sarah Saxton-Frump RV ’07 for more information via admin@tfaaustinalumni.org

Teacher, 4th Grade Bilingual – Perez Elementary

13 Aug

Perez

Join the Perez team, including four Austin Alumni who also work and lead at this AISD school.

Apply now!

Communications Associate and Grad Student Interns, Center For Public Policy Priorities

31 Jul

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Join our team and work for a Better Texas!

Are you a media maven? Master of the Twitter-verse and a publicity powerhouse? The Center for Public Policy Priorities is seeking an energetic Communications Associate for a full-time position!

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 8. For a full job description and application instruction, click here.

Calling All Grad Students – Paid Internships Available!

The Center is also looking for graduate students interested in gaining hands-on policy experience. Whether you’re interested in health policy, economic opportunity, food security, or are just a hard-core data nerd who wants to use your powers for good, we’ve got a position for you!

The application deadline is right around the corner, so visit our website today for details!

Aspiring School Leader Fellowship, Austin Cohort 2014-2015

28 Jul

OVERVIEW:  At Teach For America, we believe that we are charged to help develop the leadership of our alumni to be stewards of change in Austin. In pursuit of this goal, Teach For America is introducing the Aspiring School Leaders Fellowship program which is designed to prepare alumni for significant leadership positions in schools throughout Austin.
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WHAT: The fellowship is a September to May program designed to accelerate the leadership development of participants in the following areas and be ready to take on a leadership role in the next 1 to 3 years.

  • Personal Leadership
  • Interpersonal Leadership
  • Managing People and  Projects
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Reasoning and Strategic Thinking

These competencies are based on external and internal research, as well as development models of partner school networks.

The fellowship will include…

  • 4-6 professional development sessions based on participant needs, designed by the TFA national School Leadership team and led by local and national experts in the field
  • a Houston and Austin day of school visits
  • the opportunity to learn more about school leadership pathways and programs in and around Austin

WHO: Teach For America alumni interested in pursuing school leadership during the next 1-3 years and are currently teacher leaders, first or second year AP’s, or instructional coaches are encouraged to participate.  The fellowship will be capped at 15 participants and will take the form of a cohort model.

WHEN: The program will run from August 23, 2014 through May 2015.

HOW:  Please complete this SHORT application by August 10, 2014 at midnight.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Lindsay.fitzpatrick@teachforamerica.org

The selection committee will notify you by August 15, 2014.

Math Teacher, Austin Achieve

28 Jul

Austin Achieve

Join the Austin Achieve team!  Fill out an application here or contact admin@tfaaustinalumni.org for more information.