Stories

Read the latest news, stories, and media coverage from the Teach For America - Indianapolis community.

 

Alumni
January 16, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, alum Lindsey Roache (Indy '08), assistant principal at Christel House DORS, reflects on being a part of our inaugural corps year and seeing our TFA-Indy community grow and strengthen as a diverse, collaborative, and innovative network of support working together towards educational equity in Indy. #Indy10AS
Alumni
January 10, 2018
As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary in Indy, Amar Patel (Chicago-Northwest Indiana '07), executive director of TFA-Indy, shares his personal story of why he's committed to One Day. He also voices gratitude for the opportunity to lead alongside TFA's network of leaders and expresses humility in acknowledging the collective work ahead towards achieving educational equity and excellence in Indy. #Indy10AS
Education & Issues
December 14, 2017
We collaborated with community tech partners Nextech, Lessonly, and Virtusa to enrich the Hour of Code experience in corps member and alum classrooms during this year's Computer Science Education Week.
Alumni
December 6, 2017
In the fall of 2017, alum Megan Murphy (St. Louis ’08) opened Circle City Prep, a K-8 college prep academy, in the Far Eastside community. Megan speaks to expanding access to high-quality education for Indianapolis kids, committing to setting a bar of excellence, and loving the abundance of big and small moments that enrich her role as the school’s founding principal.
Education & Issues
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November 30, 2017
With the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Teach For America works to increase the number of effective STEM teachers in Indiana to help address a major teacher shortage area in the state. Today, TFA has become among the state’s largest suppliers of effective STEM teachers for low-income schools.
Alumni
November 20, 2017
From now through November 28, your generous donations of $10+ to support Teach For America will be matched at least 1:1 by the TFA National Board. Give to TFA-Indy or your corps region to double your impact today.
Inside TFA
November 17, 2017
Corps member Adriana Huerta (Indy '17) was born in Mexico, grew up in Texas and Mexico, and has moved around quite a bit. Being placed in Indianapolis put her out of her comfort zone, but with resilience, courage, personal alignment with TFA's mission and vision, and the support of the TFA-Indy community, her corps journey has cultivated positivity and appreciation.
Inside TFA
November 9, 2017
Corps member Aaron Estevez-Miller (Indy '17) notes the challenges and surprising joys of settling into Indianapolis after moving from the mountainous and expansive Northern Colorado. Aaron embodies our core values of strengthening community, demonstrating resilience, and learning continuously as he finds himself quickly embracing the vibrant city he calls his new home.
Inside TFA
November 2, 2017
Corps member Juan Cahue (Indy ’17) embodies our core values of demonstrating resilience and learning continuously as he joins our collective movement in Indianapolis and learns to call it home, three hours southeast of his hometown of Chicago.
Inside TFA
October 19, 2017
Courtney Miller (Indy ’16) shares her eye-opening experience of transitioning to Indy and gaining support and mentorship from the TFA-Indy community. Her story embodies our shared core values of acting with humility, achieving impact, and learning continuously as we strive together for collective leadership impact in the Indianapolis community.
Alumni
October 4, 2017
We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing Spanish teacher Angela Brito Silva (Indy ’13), who shares honest, raw insights into growing up and growing into her Afro-Latina ethnicity.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 5, 2017
Visit Mae Sariang, where 11 students traveled 7,700 miles to see if an American public school can deliver an immersive international education.
Inside TFA
December 13, 2016
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Education & Issues
October 24, 2016
In honor of Special Education Awareness Month, one corps member reflects on the impact that her students have on her every day.
Students & Communities
By Lauren Hall
November 20, 2015
In only three years, Indy Pulse has become a living, breathing part of the community fabric in Indianapolis. Founded by Teach For America alumni, read why the local NPR affiliate featured it as a place where students can be heard.