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Early Career Fellowship

This year-long fellowship addresses two critical problems in education: keeping new teachers in the classroom and the under-representation of teachers of color across the profession.

Teachers begin their careers full of passion, but a depressing 50% don’t make it to year five. The situation is worse for teachers of color, who are already underrepresented in the profession.

Those accepted join an intimate cohort for a year of master classes, workshops, and fun. They learn alongside each other and turn to each other for support. Most importantly, they join our larger community of passionate, veteran teachers who serve as role models and mentors.

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During the 2021-2022 school year, we had two cohorts, one in English, and one in Special Education. Each had specially designed programming and support, including mentoring by Academy Fellows.

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Thank you to the donors who made this program possible!

Agnes Gund
An Anonymous Family Foundation
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Foundation
Charles H. Revson Foundation

Help us keep great teachers in the classroom

Teachers, our most valuable resource, are struggling. Overwhelmed and under-supported, too many teachers leave the profession too soon. The Academy’s enriching experiences and supportive community have been proven to improve those odds.