Scrolling Headlines:

UMass women’s soccer falls to Central Connecticut 3-0 in home opener -

August 19, 2017

Preseason serves as opportunity for young UMass men’s soccer players -

August 13, 2017

Amherst Fire Department website adds user friendly components and live audio feed -

August 11, 2017

UMass takes the cake for best campus dining -

August 11, 2017

Two UMass students overcome obstacles to win full-ride scholarships -

August 2, 2017

The guilt of saying ‘guilty’ -

August 2, 2017

UMass tuition set to rise 3-4 percent for 2017-2018 school year -

July 18, 2017

PVTA potential cuts affect UMass and five college students -

July 10, 2017

New director of student broadcast media at UMass this fall -

July 10, 2017

Whose American Dream? -

June 24, 2017

Man who threatened to bomb Coolidge Hall taken into ICE custody -

June 24, 2017

Cale Makar drafted by Colorado Avalanche in first round of 2017 NHL Entry Draft -

June 24, 2017

Conservatives: The Trump experiment is over -

June 17, 2017

UMass basketball lands transfer Kieran Hayward from LSU -

May 18, 2017

UMass basketball’s Donte Clark transferring to Coastal Carolina -

May 17, 2017

Report: Keon Clergeot transfers to UMass basketball program -

May 15, 2017

Despite title-game loss, Meg Colleran’s brilliance in circle was an incredible feat -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball loses in heartbreaker in A-10 title game -

May 14, 2017

Navy sinks UMass women’s lacrosse 23-11 in NCAA tournament second round, ending Minutewomen’s season -

May 14, 2017

UMass softball advances to A-10 Championship game -

May 13, 2017

Teach for America hosts information session for future applicants at UMass

Teach for America (TFA) will be hosting an information session for prospective applicants on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Massachusetts.

The event will be held in the Malcolm X Cultural Center, located in the basement of the Berkshire Dining Commons. The event is co-sponsored by Teach For America, the Malcolm X Cultural Center and the Collegiate Education of Black and other Minority Students (CCEBMS) office.

The information session will feature guest speaker Leigh Bonner, a 2006 corps member. Leigh taught middle school math and science in Harlem, New York City, N.Y. She will speak about her experience with TFA and answer any questions prospective students may have.

“I believed this idea that if two people make the same choices, work equally as hard, that they will have the same opportunities,” said Bonner. “Education is intended to be the lever for upward mobility and the great equalizer.”

“Unfortunately, the reality is that a students’ educational prospects are determined by where they are born,” added Bonner. “There are 14 million children in the US growing up in poverty whose life prospects are incredibly limited by their academic opportunities. Teach For America was a way for me to contribute to the solution for this problem.”

TFA is a program that recruits at universities all across the United States, placing college graduates in two-year teaching positions in low-income school systems throughout the nation.

The program’s goal is to eliminate the inequity gap that is said to be plaguing our nation’s school systems, while at the same time enlisting corps members who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

TFA places their corps members in classrooms teaching subjects within the K-12 teaching level. The program seeks soon-to-be graduates looking to make a difference in America.

TFA helps corps members work on their leadership skills in a fast-paced work environment right out of college. Program alums go on to work for leading employers and attend top graduate schools across the country.

The program provides a support system throughout the teaching experience, granting a full support staff in the location of a corps member’s field teaching as well as assistance obtaining a job once the program concludes. The program also provides full salary and benefits to graduates directly out of college.

Applicants come from all academic backgrounds and do not need prior teaching experience. All students are encouraged to apply.

Over 24,000 corps members have passed through TFA since its founding, affecting the lives of over three million students in America. TFA currently has job placements in thirty-five urban and rural areas across the country.

Kelly Quinn, a senior at UMass and the campus campaign coordinator for TFA is helping plan the event.

“Wednesday’s information session will be a great way to learn about a job opportunity that truly makes an impact in the lives of thousands of children,” said Quinn. “I would encourage UMass students to come learn about the different career and financial benefits of Teach For America.”

Applying for TFA is a three-part process, consisting of an online application, a 30-minute phone interview, and a full day in-person interview.

The next TFA application deadline is Jan. 8, 2010. Applications can be found online at

The information is located in the Malcolm X Cultural Center in the basement of the Berkshire Dining Commons, and is accessible by walking to the side of the building. Bruno’s Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Vincent Capone can be reached at

Leave A Comment