Teach For America-Jacksonville
Teach For America-Jacksonville's mission is to eliminate educational inequality in Jacksonville by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders
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Nombre de la organización
Teach For America-Jacksonville
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País de la organización
Estados Unidos, FL, Jacksonville
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¿Hace cuánto que viene operando tu organización?
Operando entre 1-5 años
La necesidad: ¿Cuál es el problema que tratas de solucionar?
Right now, thousands of children in Jacksonville growing up in poverty are denied access to the quality education they deserve and are facing enormous barriers to success. In Jacksonville eighth graders from these communities are approximately half as likely to be proficient in reading and math as their more affluent peers and less than 5% of children from low-income communities graduate from college. For students to develop the empathy needed to be productive citizens they need to master basic critical thinking skills and have access to great teachers who empower their leadership and foster their social and academic growth.
La solución: ¿Cuál es tu solución? Sé específico.
Teach For America seeks to tackle the fundamental challenges associated with providing a high quality education for students in low-income communities by recruiting and developing a corps of teacher leaders who commit to teaching at least two years in low-income public schools. With extensive training and support, these corps members work to ensure that low-income students have access to the educational opportunities they deserve. To help ensure all students in Jacksonville are receiving an excellent education we have approximately 100 corps members serving thousands of students in 24 Title 1 Schools across the north and northwest quadrants of the city, where the achievement gap is most visible. They work relentlessly to change educational prospects for the approximately 8,000 students in Jacksonville they teach each day.
El Modelo: Muéstranos a través de un ejemplo específico cómo tu solución hace una diferencia, incluye tus actividades primarias
Kory Von Leue, a 2009 Jacksonville corps member, is currently the Teacher of the Year at his school in Jacksonville. Kory has taught his students since kindergarten and has looped up with his class each year. By joining Teach For America (TFA), Kory has been able to use his sociology, political science and history majors to empower his students to write their own histories and imagine a better world. Through much work with and support from TFA, Kory was able to have an immediate impact on his students in only his first few years teaching. His 2nd grade students now read, on average, at a third grade level and have never experienced the achievement gap. Additionally, Kory has created a nurturing and inspiring classroom that has dramatically changed the educational and life trajectories of the students he teaches, building in his students empathy, and the teamwork and leadership skills to be successful over the long term. Kory and his students’ success highlights TFA’s proven success at recruiting our nation’s future leaders and training and empowering them to become transformational teaches who inspire their students, invest them in their own education, and ultimately provide them with an excellent education.
El mercado: ¿Quiénes son tus pares y competidores? Identifica a otros que también estén trabajando para dar respuesta a las necesidades que tú abordas y en qué te diferencias de ellos. ¿Cuáles son los desafíos que estos jugadores podrían representar para tu éxito o crecimiento?
There are many non-profits and educational organizations in our community whose work helps support our mission to provide all children with a quality education, including, but not limited to: The Jacksonville Public Education Fund, KIPP Impact, Tiger Academy, Communities in Schools, The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership. However, TFA is the only organization that provides a human capital pipeline which actively attracts and recruits high qualified individuals to serve as teachers in low –income communities and develop the leadership that will fuel educational reform in Jacksonville. In fact, many of these organizations include numerous TFA alumni on their staffs.
Ahora que has pensado en tu innovación, ayúdanos a presentarla.
Define tu empresa, programa, servicio o producto en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
Teach For America’s mission is to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in this effort.
Identifica lo que es innovador en tu solución en 1-2 frases cortas. [136 caracteres/25 palabras]
We recruit and develop outstanding leaders who commit to teach two years in schools who serve low-income students in Jacksonville.
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¿Cuál ha sido el impacto de la solución hasta la fecha?
Multiple quantitative and qualitative date points prove our success empowering the over 8,000 underprivileged children we serve everyday to be the authors of their own lives and the leaders of tomorrow by providing a transformational education. Here are three key highlights:
1. An independent study found that in every subject and grade level tested, students of corps members performed better than comparable control groups.
2. On average, 2nd grade students of corps members made at least two times the reading growth than students of all other teachers, including veteran teachers.
3. Currently a corps member or alumni is the Teacher of the Year in 20% of the schools we serve, even though we represent less than 11% of the teacher populations of those schools.
¿Cuál es tu impacto proyectado para los próximos 1-3 años?
By 2015 we will have established ourselves as a local non-profit institution with a broad base of support, whose scale and impact is beginning to move the needle of education inequality in Jacksonville. To accomplish this, by 2015 we will have built an unstoppable force of over 350 corps members and alumni who are working relentlessly to close the education gap by affecting change at all levels of education and directly impacting the lives of over 25% of all children form low-income communities in Jacksonville.
¿Qué barreras pueden dificultar el éxito de tu proyecto? ¿Cómo planean superarlas?
The major barriers we face are strategically working with our school district to place corps members, improving and expanding our teacher training program, securing a broader funding base to ensure sustainable growth, and building community partnerships to utilize collective resources that maximize our corps members’ impact.
To overcome these barriers we are actively engaging new and current community partners. Working with these key civic leaders, organizations, and local institutions will allow us to sustainably provide excellent teachers to our most underserved schools, who will ensure a transformational education that empowers the lives of the children and communities we serve.
Las iniciativas ganadoras presentan un plan fuerte de cómo van a alcanzar y realizar un seguimiento del crecimiento. Identifica tus metas a seis meses para el crecimiento de tu impacto
Have 150 teachers with mindsets, skills, knowledge needed to close the achievement gap in Jacksonville for 13,for 13,000 kids
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a las metas de seis meses.
Recruit/train 100 new corps members to be highly effective teachers, while developing 2nd year corps members into leaders
Place 100 corps members in high needs schools across Duval County where they'll have the greatest impact on the achievement gap.
Increase funding across all streams to facilitate the sustainable growth of our corps member size and community impact.
¡Ahora piensa en grande! Identifica tu meta de impacto a 12 meses.
Forge sustainable momentum by creating proof points that success at a high level is possible for our students
Identifica tres grandes tareas que tendrás que completar para llegar a tu meta de impacto a 12 meses
Increase classroom success by improving teacher leadership and development program and developing our corps members into leaders
Deepen our relationships with community partners and DCPS. Forge new partnerships with education, community, and civic organizat
Build local institution with solid support base that responsibly sustains growth and impact preparing us to reach our 2015 goal
Historia de la fundación: Queremos saber acerca del momento en el que hiciste "¡Ajá!". Comparte la historia de dónde y cuándo el/los fundador(es) vio (vieron) el potencial de esta solución para cambiar el mundo.
In 2007 community leaders in Jacksonville sought out Teach For America as a vital part of the solution to improve educational prospects for students in Duval County, one of the lowest performing school districts in the state. This group, consisting of approximately 20 local individuals and corporations, provided the majority of the funding up-front to bring Teach For America to Jacksonville and sustain its operations for the first four years from 2008-2011. Since Teach For America – Jacksonville brought in its first 50 corps members in 2008, we have impacted the lives of over 24,000 minority and low-income students in Jacksonville.
Cuéntanos sobre tus alianzas.
We seek to build broad community support by engaging local, state, and national stakeholders. Locally we are in partnership with the Duval County Public Schools, local principles, government officials, community organizations, education programs, and business and philanthropic leaders. We are also in partnership with both local and national foundations, national and international corporations, and with state and national governmental programs. These partnerships allow us to increase our effectiveness and maximize our impact.
¿Qué tipo de equipo (personal, voluntarios, etc.) te asegurará que logres las metas de crecimiento identificadas en la sección de Impacto social/i>?
Key to our success is our staff who facilitate, train, and support our corps members and organization. Our program team provides training, guidance and ongoing professional development for our corps members and alumni. Our district and community relations team engages local supporters in our work and builds relationship to strategically leverage our impact. Finally, our development team supports our organization by building a sustainable, local institution that engages a broad base of supporters.
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