Youth Speaks Slam Poetry, January 15, 2018 7:00 pm
20th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no better way to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King than through the voices of young poets and writers. Curated by Senior Poet Mentor M.C. K~Swift, this year’s showcase is inspired by Dr. King’s seminal speech and text “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” Youth Speaks is excited to represent the history of Youth Speaks, with both veteran performers and the next generation all hitting the stage in this annual gathering.
TFA Collective: Join a committee, January 17, 2018 5:00 pm
Check out the 3 Collective Committees and the questions each is exploring:
Leadership Development Committee: What is the range of leadership experiences that place alumni of color on a path to transformational leadership?
Network Building Committee: How can we build a strong network that fosters a deep sense of connectedness among alumni of color? How do we best provide opportunities for alumni to leverage this network?
Collective Action Committee: What is significantly different for kids in low-performing schools as a result of our collective leadership?
Does a particular committee jump out at you? Please fill out this super quick form (takes just 3 minutes) by 1/17 to let us know which committee interests you the most. We’ll follow up with you in January with next steps!
David is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government. Born of a need in America’s inner cities, a new paradigm of public education is emerging, to fit the realities of the 21st century. In his new book, David offers a bracing survey of the most dramatic improvements taking place in urban education today in cities as diverse as Denver, Washington D.C., and New Orleans.
During a reception, David will present the vision for education reform as revealed in his new book before participating in a panel discussion with local education leaders to discuss the book and how it applies to San Jose’s education system.
This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP soon.
Onsite parking is available. There is also an overflow lot available at the church located next to the Academy.
Richmond Family Reunion #2, January 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Alumni! Join us for our 2nd Richmond Family Reunion as we engage in diversity, equity, and inclusiveness conversations through the lens of our racial identity markers. Get to know, question, and learn from other alumni, ALL our current corps members, and staff
12:30-12:45pm: Grab lunch and transition to Affinity Space
12:45-1:30pm: Affinity Spaces (grouped by racial identity)
1:30-3:00pm: Caucus Spaces (whole group)
EdSurge Tech Leaders Circle, February 1, 2018 6:30 pm
EdSurge, in collaboration with the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, is traveling around the country to learn best practices from educational leaders currently working in K-12 schools and school districts. If you are coming from the classroom, school leadership, or district offices, please join us for an evening of dialogue and building connections!
Education Careers Networking Event, February 3, 2018 9:00 am
Looking for a new position in education in 2018? Interested in connect to Bay Area education employers and other alums in the region? Join us at the TFA-Bay Area Education Careers Networking Event! More than 30 education employers will be attending, including schools, districts, charter school networks, education policy organizations and ed-tech firms.
Street parking is available and it is a 5 minute walk from the West Oakland BART station.
If you are a school leader or you lead an education organization, please go here to reserve a table as an employer. There is a limited amount of space, but we have several more spots open for those who are interested!
The book club is a venue for TFA corps members and alums across the Bay Area to connect and discuss social issues. Our last books were Our Kids, Just Mercy, Autobiography of Malcolm X, Evicted, Show Me a Hero, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, The New Jim Crow, Chasing the Scream, $2.00 a day, We Gon’ Be Alright, The Smartest Kids in the World, Hillbilly Elegy, Big Girls Don’t Cry, The Teacher Wars, Dreams of My Father, Americanah, The Hate U Give, Born a Crime, Homegoing, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Underground Railroad.
6th Annual School Leaders of Color Conference, February 22, 2018 4:30 pm
February 22 – 25
Our conference theme and tagline this year is “Leaders as Coalition Builders: Sustaining Self and Leveraging Networks to Build Equitable and Excellent Schools.”
To truly build equitable and excellent schools in the current context and landscape, school and system leaders of color must be:
Savvy coalition builders across all racial, political, socioeconomic, a variety of lines of difference in order to achieve impact while advancing and sustaining careers
School and system leaders of color need to be on the vanguard of educational excellence for their students to more prepared, more ready for the college and career access of a global, 21st century world
San Francisco Spring Community Day, March 3, 2018 10:30 am
Join Corps Members, Alumni, and Community Leaders in San Francisco for a day of learning and connection! Come hang out with other alums and members of the community, engage in opportunities for development, and dig deeper into the intricate issues impacting kids and families in San Francisco.
Time: 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Location: TBD – Mission District
The event is co-hosted and co-curated by your Teach For America-San Francisco Alumni Council.
The book club is a venue for TFA corps members and alums across the Bay Area to connect and discuss social issues. Our last books were Our Kids, Just Mercy, Autobiography of Malcolm X, Evicted, Show Me a Hero, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, The New Jim Crow, Chasing the Scream, $2.00 a day, We Gon’ Be Alright, The Smartest Kids in the World, Hillbilly Elegy, Big Girls Don’t Cry, The Teacher Wars, Dreams of My Father, Americanah, The Hate U Give, Born a Crime, Homegoing, and We Were Eight Years in Power, Underground Railroad, and Beyond the Messy Truth.