Our regional team is excited to support you as you access leadership opportunities beyond your initial two years as corps members. Whether you’re planning a career as a master teacher, want to learn more about school and district leadership, looking for ways to volunteer, or eager to leverage your experience in the nonprofit sector, our team is ready to provide resources and help you tap into an unparalleled network of mission-driven professionals.
Beyond the Corps
Join an Unparalleled Network of Leaders
Massachusetts is home to one of Teach For America’s largest and strongest alumni communities, with over 2,000 alumni forming an unparalleled network of leaders in all sectors. Our alumni have taught as corps members in nearly every TFA region, and are proud today to call Massachusetts home. Many are Massachusetts natives, working hard to contribute to education efforts in their home state. And we’re so proud that the number of “second generation” alumni—alumni who were themselves taught by TFA corps members—continues to increase, realizing our ultimate goal of a movement led by our students and their communities.
Make a Lasting Impact in Massachusetts
Our alumni base includes leaders throughout the K-12 education space, including veteran educators and principals, superintendents and district-level leaders, and state education officials. Our local alumni educators have founded cutting-edge schools such as ENLACE at Lawrence High School, and share their voice as advocates in many venues, including the White House. Alum Jeff Riley (Baltimore ’93) is leading a ground-breaking district-level turnaround in Lawrence, Massachusetts that could be a model for sustained, systemic change in a traditional school district, while Tommy Chang (Los Angeles ’97) tackles big challenges and leads Boston Public Schools, our nation’s oldest school district, into a new era of progress. To support the work of schools, alumni entrepreneurs like Sarah Cherry Rice (Greater Philadelphia ’05) are bringing innovation and fresh ideas to help re-think the way we approach looming challenges.
Develop Your Leadership and Follow Your Passions
Beyond the education sector, alumni like physician Avik Chatterjee (New Jersey ’02) provide much-needed health care to deeply underserved communities, while others like Shenkiat Lim (Mississippi Delta ’00) leverage their passion and MBA to deepen the impact of community-focused organizations like City Year.
No matter your career or your passion, you too can make your mark as a leader in Massachusetts, one of the most dynamic and exciting places to work towards educational equity.
There are many ways to be active in the Massachusetts alumni community! Whether you’re looking to help organize or attend a thoughtful dialogue or speaker event, find a mission-aligned volunteer opportunity, or simply connect with others who share your interests or identity, our dynamic alumni groups offer many great ways to stay involved.
Led by alumni volunteers and supported by the regional staff, these groups are also a fantastic way to build connections as you grow your network here in Massachusetts.
- The Collective
- TFA Massachusetts Alumni Advisory Board
- MA PRISM
- Leadership for Educational Equity
The mission of the Massachusetts Collective is to build a lasting network of leaders who will change the face of leadership in the state and our organization by leveraging the strengths, expertise, and cultural backgrounds of Teach For America’s community of color in the fight for racial justice.
The Alumni Advisory Board is a group of alumni volunteers committed to building an enduring, connected community among TFA alumni in Massachusetts. The board organizes social events, service projects, and professional networking opportunities.
The board is always looking for alumni to lend their energy, insights, and ideas to their efforts to build a strong community in Massachusetts! If you’d like to learn more, please contact TFAMassAlumniBoard@gmail.com.
PRISM Massachusetts is dedicated to ensuring that schools are inclusive of LGBTQ students and educators. To accomplish this, we develop leaders, build community and advocate for educational equity.
Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.
To learn more about LEE’s work in Massachusetts, contact Peter Newman, Regional Director - Massachusetts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect With Our Alumni Community
Are you a TFA alumnus living in Massachusetts?
Are you a TFA alumnus planning to move to Massachusetts?
Visit our alumni website to find:
- Regional information
- Career and job search resources
- Networking opportunities and upcoming events