CHANGE LIVES.

 SPONSOR A TEACHER.

Teachers and school leaders are the most powerful forces in driving educational equity. As a Sponsor, you’ll have a direct impact on students in some of our highest-need schools.

As a Sponsor, you have the opportunity to be close to the incredible work happening in classrooms every day. Your donation of $5,000 or more offsets the training and support costs for a teacher for one year. Sponsors will join a community of likeminded leaders to support educators making an impact in our highest-need schools.

SPONSOR A TEACHER

 AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT

Sponsors may choose to engage with their teacher in a number of ways – both in and out of the classroom – based on their interests and availability.

Ideas include:

  • Coffee or a meal
  • Mentoring and career advice
  • Volunteering in a classroom
  • Chaperoning a school field trip
  • Attending school or class events
  • Hosting teachers for a holiday meal (especially if their family is far away!)

 GENERAL TIMELINE

FALL: Sponsors are matched with teachers/school leaders and receive introductions or new school year update.

WINTER: Sponsors are invited to a Meet Your Teacher event and receive update.

SPRING/SUMMER: Sponsors receive update.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Help create next-generation classrooms
SPONSOR A TEACHER OR TEAM
OF TEACHERS

Sponsor a Teacher

Your gift of $5,000-$20,000 sponsors up to four teachers working to unleash the potential of their students each day.

You will be matched with a high-impact educator whose passions align with your own and provided tailored opportunities to see your investment come to life.

Average impact: 70-280 students

Grow the number of transformational schools
SPONSOR A SCHOOL
LEADER

Sponsor a School Leader

Your gift of $25,000 equips transformational school leaders to expand and sustain the impact of great teachers.

You will have the opportunity to be paired with a school leader, visit high-impact classrooms and network with others who are focusing their investment on school-wide change.

Average impact: 500 students

Lead the movement 
JOIN OUR LEADERSHIP
CIRCLE

Leadership Circle

Your gift of $50,000 or more provides essential operating support for Teach For America–Bay Area, ensuring we can deliver on our potential to drive system change with the flexibility to harness compelling new opportunities.

As a part of our Leadership Circle, you will be provided with strategic opportunities to engage with national, state, and local leaders at the vanguard of educational innovation.

Average impact: 1,000s of students

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY

MEET OUR TEACHERS

Oakland 2016

Aida Woldegiogis
2nd Grade,
Vincent Charter Academy

San Francisco 2015

Alanna Propst
6th Grade Math,
Everett Middle School

Oakland 2014

Alefiyah Lokhandwala
8th Grade Math,
Roots International Academy

San Jose 2016

Aleks Zurovak
3rd Grade,
Rocketship Spark Academy

San Jose 2016

Alex deBerardinis
1st Grade,
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy

San Jose 2015

Alex Eacker
9-12th Grade English Language Arts,
Silver Creek High School

San Jose 2015

Alexandra Rouse
High School English,
John Muir School

Richmond 2013

Alie Bollaidlaw
Education Specialist,
Summit Public Schools: Shasta

San Jose 2013

Ashley Pangelinan
3rd Grade,
Allen At Steinbeck K-8

San Francisco 2016

Audrey McMillion
3rd-4th Grade Diverse Learners,
Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School

San Jose 2015

Ayushi Neogi
9-12 Math,
ACE Empower Academy

Oakland 2015

Bianca Lorenz
7th Grade Math,
James Madison Middle School

San Jose 2013

Bonnie Segal
3rd Grade,
Cornerstone Academy Preparatory

San Francisco 2015

Bradley Davey
9-12th Grade Chemistry,
Summit Public Schools: Shasta

Oakland 2015

Braxton Lethco
9-12th Grade Math,
Oakland Unity High School

San Jose 2015

Brendan McIntyre
9-12th Grade Math,
Allen at Steinbeck

San Jose 2015

Bret Linvill
Bilingual 7th & 8th Grade Math,
Voices Charter School

San Jose 2015

Carla Hernandez
6-8th Grade Diverse Learners,
Independence High School

San Jose 2014

Catherine Miller
Kindergarten,
Rocketship Alma

San Jose 2012

Christina Bolognini
3rd Grade,
Allen at Steinbeck

Richmond 2015

Cindy Dam
2nd Grade,
Bay View School

Mississippi 2008

David DeAngelis
Music,
KIPP SF College Prep

Oakland 2016

Desmond Fambrini
Kindergarten,
Vincent Charter Academy

San Jose 2011

Diana Phuong
Start-Up Schools Fellow,
Innovate Public Schools

Oakland 2013

Edgar Rodriguez-Ramirez
Instructional Coach,
REACH Academy

Oakland 2014

Frederico Velarde
3rd Grade,
Roses in Concrete Community School

San Francisco 2015

Frances Buren
Transitional Kindergarten,
One Purpose School

Oakland 2015

Francis Cheng
8th Grade Algebra,
James Madison Middle School

San Jose 2016

Georgia Toal
10th-11th Grade Math,
Abraham Lincoln High School

Oakland 2015

Hannah Lukanuski
4th Grade English Language Arts,
Garfield Elementary

San Jose 2005

Hans Schmitz
8th Grade English,
Ravenswood City School District

Richmond 2013

Harvey Newland
Technology,
Helms Middle School

San Jose 2015

Hassaan Ebrahim
9th Grade Math,
Summit: Ranier High School

San Jose 2014

Hilary Blackstone
3rd Grade,
Cornerstone Academy Preparatory

Richmond 2015

Hung Pham
9th-12th Grade Chemistry,
Richmond High School

San Francisco 2014

Iowayna Peña
Urban Leaders Fellow,
City of Oakland

Richmond 2014

Jacob Gran
12th Grade Diverse Learners,
Richmond High School

San Jose 2014

Jannet Galicia
Middle School Science,
Renaissance Academy

San Jose 2015

Jeimee Estrada
High School Spanish,
City Avitia High School

San Jose 2015

John Henry Evans
English,
Helms Middle School

San Jose 2013

José González
Middle School Teacher & Instructional Coach,
Voices College-Bound Language Academies

Oakland 2015

Joy Li
7th-8th Grade Science,
Roots International Academy

Oakland 2015

Julia Lamberti
7th Grade Math,
Elmhurst Community Prep

Richmond 2014

Kaitlin Marchesi
Resource Specialist,
El Cerrito High School

San Francisco 2016

Karina Hwang
3rd Grade Bilingual,
Leonard R Flynn Elementary School

Oakland 2015

Katherine Chastain
4th-5th Grade Diverse Learners,
Global Family

San Francisco 2013

Katie Hunter
Diverse Learners,
Everett Middle School

Richmond 2015

Keely McCaskie
6th Grade,
Peres Elementary School

San Francisco 2015

Keith Chernin
Transitional Kindergarten,
John McLaren School

San Jose 2008

Kelly Sorbera
Librarian,
Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School

Miami-Dade 2010

Keyur Shah
Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction,
ACE Charter High School

San Francisco 2016

Lindsay Eckert
TK-4th Grade Diverse Learners,
Bret Harte Elementary School

Richmond 2014

Liv Thomas
Early Childhood Education,
Highland Elementary School

San Jose 2013

Luis Ruelas
High School Math & Engineering,
DCP Alum Rock High School

San Jose 2013

Maimona Afzal
SDC Teacher,
Clyde Fisher Middle School

Richmond 2015

Marc Ampon
6th-8th Grade School English,
Lovonya DeJean Middle School

San Jose 2015

Marika Johansson
6th-8th Grade Math,
Alpha: José Hernández Middle School

San Jose 2013

Marisa Craig
High School Spanish,
Summit Public School: Tahoma

Richmond 2013

Marisa Glidden
5th Grade,
Dover Elementary School

San Jose 2013

Maureen McLoughlin
6th-8th Grade Teacher,
Joseph George Middle School

San Francisco 2015

Naomi Fierro
Bilingual 8th Grade Science & Social Studies,
Everett Middle School

Richmond 2014

Neal Bottom
7th Grade Math,
Caliber Beta Academy

San Jose 2016

Nicholas Pcholkin
6th Grade English Language Arts,
Hubbard Elementary School

Oakland 2013

Nicki Fox
9th-12th Grade Chemistry & Biology,
LPS Oakland R&D

Oakland 2014

Nora Hurab
8th Grade Science,
Urban Promise Academy

San Francisco 2014

Nora Jendoubi
Coro Fellow,
CORO Northern California

San Jose 2016

Perry Siniard
6th Grade English Language Arts,
Voices College Bound Language Academies

San Jose 2013

Phuong Duong
3rd Grade Math,
Rocketship Sí Se Puede Academy

San Jose 2014

Raha Vahdat
4th Grade,
Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School

Oakland 2015

Rani Reddy
8th Grade Math,
Roosevelt Middle School

San Jose 2015

Reissa Noriega
5th Grade,
ACE Empower Academy

San Jose 2015

Rene Silva
6th-8th Grade Math,
ACE Empower Academy

San Francisco 2015

Ryan Swick
Kindergarten,
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy

San Jose 2014

Sarina Bhandari
6th Grade English Language Arts,
Renaissance Academy at Fisher

San Francisco 2015

Sharena Taylor
10th Grade English Language Arts,
KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory

Oakland 2014

Sonia Spindt
Computer Science & Environmental Science,
Madison Park Academy

San Jose 2015

Taylor Cox
Diverse Learners,
Aptitud Community Academy at Goss Elementary

Oakland 2015

Tinh Le
7th Grade Science,
Alliance Academy

Richmond 2015

Tori Strickling
1st-5th Grade Diverse Learners,
Stege Elementary School

San Jose 2011

Vanessa Kerr
Middle School,
Mathson Middle School

Richmond 2015

Yen Truong
9th-12th Grade Diverse Learners,
Richmond High School

Oakland 2015

Zachary Bennett
High School Math,
Leadership Public Schools

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Your sponsorship helps Teach For America–Bay Area offset the costs of our operations, including recruiting, training and supporting our network of teachers and school leaders.

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