Unequal access to opportunity existed long before the pandemic, but these past few years have been especially hard for our most vulnerable kids. The pandemic has disproportionately affected low-income communities and communities of color. We see this moment as an opportunity to start building the education system we’ve been fighting for over the last 30 years: one that allows every child to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility.

As an Ignite Fellow, you will lead small group virtual learning experiences with students with the support of veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success and gain skills that propel forward your own leadership. Fellows work approximately 5 hours per week during regular K-12 school hours and receive a $1200 (pre-tax) award at the conclusion of their fellowship term.

  • Spring Fellowship Dates: January 30 - April 28, 2023
    • Application Deadline: Sunday, December 18 at 11:59 pm


This application will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. You will:

  • Task 1
    • Provide basic contact information
    • Answer 4 short answer questions
  • Task 2
    • Record a video response to a scenario
  • Task 3
    • <optional> Share demographic information

Make sure you submit each of the 3 tasks above, then click a final submit button for the full application. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been submitted successfully. 


The application for the spring 2023 Fellowship is now open!

Start your application today!


Questions? Contact us at ignite@teachforamerica.org. 


Sign Up