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Future Educators Network Issue 6
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February 2015, Issue 6

In This Issue

1. Cultural Relevance in Education
2. TEACH Discussion
3. The TEACH Grant
4. DreamWakers


"One pivotal moment from my year of service was when I realized how lucky I was to serve..."

 Meet Alexis Doroski '13 >


Compass Academy, a new school supported by City Year and Johns Hopkins, is searching for its founding teachers.  City Year Alumni are highly preferred!

Visit the Compass Academy website.

Check out an informational webinar, recorded for City Year Alumni!

Educator's Resource Center

A to Z Resources to enhance your experience as an educator, including lesson planning tools, student engagement, information on Common Core, and more!


Cultural Relevance In Education

Chris Valenzuela, City Year Los Angeles '14, '15, shares how his service has increased his awareness of how his students' cultural identity impacts how they engage with their education.

Click to read more >

Join the Discussion!

Across the network, City Year has been screening the documentary TEACH . All have free online access to the film here.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25th, you can join the live discussion with the film's teachers and City Year champions.  All are welcome to join the conversation, ask questions, and share how you plan to continue impacting student lives!

Visit to register and join the discussion.

The TEACH Grant: Are you eligible?

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. It applies to undergrad, graduate, and postbaccalaureate programs that participate in the program

 To qualify, future educators must agree to teach:

  • in a high-need field
  • at a school or educational service agency serving students from low-income families
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years of completing the course of study

For more information about the TEACH Grant, visit the Federal Student Aid website.


 DreamWakers is a new nonprofit organization that connects public school classrooms with exceptional career speakers who work at places like the White House, Google and Nike, to name a few. DreamWakers' services are completely free for teachers! How does the process work? During 30-minute "flashchat” discussions (via Skype or Google Hangout), their speakers provide a unique hook to your lesson plan. These sessions offer students a fresh perspective on the real-world applicability of the lesson, and the opportunity to engage with dynamic professionals across a variety of industries. They have an array of speakers which they can match to any subject in 3rd-12th grade public school classrooms. Whether you're a teacher, mentor, or an interested speaker,  sign-up, and they'll connect you! You can visit their website for more information.

Questions? Contact Monica at



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