Our Community

As the capital of Texas, Austin provides a unique experience for Teach For America alumni to engage in all aspects of the development of education policy at the local and state level. Austin provides a front-row seat to the legislature, governor, and state administrative offices determining public policy on key education issues every day. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) oversees the education policy affecting 5 million school-aged children in Texas.



School Systems


Policy, Advocacy,
and Organizing Leaders


Our Austin Community: Larkin Tackett

Our network of nearly 900 alumni are accomplishing amazing things for Central Texas students and the community. Today we feature Larkin Tackett (Delta '00): CEO, Maya Consulting How are you making an impact for kids, the community, or the network? MAYA Consulting is...

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Our Austin Community

Everywhere you look, there are cranes and construction visible in Austin, a sign of the city’s rapid growth. Every day since 2010, 152 people have moved to the metro area (that’s 55,500 people each year!). New residents come from all over the United States, and in...

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Fueling the Movement in Austin

The city of Austin, Texas, has been a destination and hub for Teach For America alumni for a long time. Alumni from all over the country, and especially those who taught in TFA’s four Texas regions, flock to Austin for its vibrant culture, professional opportunities,...

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Alumni Career Paths in Austin

Are you interested in working in the greater Austin area? Find out details on teacher certification, the Texas Education Agency, and nonprofit careers in the Austin area. Are you considering a move to Austin? There are more than 250,000 students attending schools in...

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A Year In Review

Dear Austin Alumni, Thank you for your continued support of Teach For America Austin. Your contributions to the first Teach For America alumni forward region have strengthened our network, built connections with community leaders, and continue to develop lifelong...

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