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Our Alumni

Taking a lifetime of action towards educational equity

Our Alumni are part of a dedicated and diverse movement taking a lifetime of action towards educational equity.

To address the many complex and deep-rooted factors causing educational inequity, our Alumni are committed to a lifetime of action for change. Regardless of the careers they take, Alumni continue to work collectively with each other, with agency and efficacy, to strive for improved outcomes for all children. There are six actions that our Alumni take towards educational equity; our Alumni continue to:

Teach

Our Alumni continue to teach and work with students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. This may be by working professionally as a teacher or in other formal or informal capacities such as tutoring, coaching or mentoring students from such backgrounds.

Lead schools

Our Alumni lead schools serving educationally disadvantaged community, working professionally as school leaders or leading in other capacities such as volunteering on the school council or guiding school leadership teams as consultants and coaches.

 

Influence policy

Our Alumni influence education policy in formal and informal capacities, from researching and creating education policies that alleviate barriers for students experiencing educational disadvantage, to advocating and supporting policy makers to identify the challenges faced by students from such backgrounds.

 

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Innovate

Our Alumni continue to identify challenges within schools and the broader education system and produce innovative solutions to address these challenges, through the design and implementation of programs, activities and initiatives within schools to the establishment of social enterprises that challenge the status quo.

Support communities

Our Alumni work directly with communities experiencing educational disadvantage on context-specific issues, in professional community-based roles or in other capacities such as volunteering for community-based initiatives, supporting the communities we work with to be agents of change.

 

Contribute

Our Alumni continue to  contribute their time, skills, resources and funds to enable others to continue to actively do this work. Whether they work professionally in a support role to support others or personally volunteering, resource sharing, donating funds, they help to enable others to act.

For our community

Supporting TFA

TFA Alumni are engaged in a range of TFA-enabling volunteer and development opportunities; giving back to the organisation by supporting aspects of our work such as recruitment, advocacy and fundraising. Email the Alumni team at alumni@teachforaustralia.org to get involved.

Networks

TFA connects and develops Alumni by establishing new Alumni networks and amplifying existing networks. This allows community members to leverage knowledge, skills, camaraderie and collaboration. Alumni are a powerful, united voice achieving outcomes for kids.

Partnerships

TFA links Alumni with TFA allies and partners in the Teach For All global network to access leadership, professional development and job opportunities. We share these partnership opportunities within the Alumni community through a variety of channels: the monthly Alumni Bulletin, Facebook groups and other social media channels.

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