Monthly Archives: August 2010

TF Class of 2000 updates and other alumni news…

Find out who’s contemplating a move to Chicago, who’s creating a cd with another staff alumni and writing a book , and which of our TF staff alumni have not only continued the mission of Citizen Schools, but were recognized with either the Presidential Service Award, Tulaine Shabazz Village Building Award, and “Your Work Inspires Me” Award this year. Continue reading

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Jessica Graham continues to forge meaningful relationships with students and communities

In 2005, Jessica Graham joined Citizen Schools as a Teaching Fellow at the Edwards campus in Boston, MA. Given her prior studies in education, her role in launching an afterschool program, and her wish to move to a more rigorous, structured organization like Citizen Schools, the Fellowship was a perfect fit. Since then she has taken on several more roles at Citizen Schools, and is now the Director of Civic Engagement in California. Although her newest position requires her to spend her time outside the classroom, the theme of her work has remained, in her words, “teaching and learning.” Continue reading

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Take Action: Tell Congress to Support More Learning for More Kids

In just 90 seconds, you can make an impact today! Help support Citizen Schools and programs like ours by contacting your Members of Congress and letting them know you support more learning time for more kids.
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Help Wanted!

Sometimes you just need a little change or a new challenge in your career. This month’s newsletter edition includes all sorts of new opportunites from all over the country. Check out job listings from Teach for America, On Ramps, Galileo Learning, Spark, Global Kids, Coastal Studies for Girls, Team Up for Youth, BUILD, and more! Continue reading

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Tip from the Field: Capture the Flag!

After a week of nose-to-the-worksheet class time, students deserve a chance to let loose. A campus-wide activity or game can stimulate both physical and mental energy and can be a refreshing change of pace for students and teachers. This game of Capture the Flag can help build team spirit, strengthen friendships, and provide a safe setting for kids to release any extra energy. Continue reading

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