Change Starts in Philadelphia
Make a difference in one of the nation’s most historic cities
In just one year, City Teaching Alliance Philadelphia has grown to 35 residents and educators working in classrooms in 11 schools across Philadelphia.
A Note from our Executive Director
Greetings Aspiring Teachers,
City Teaching Alliance is elated to invite you to the City of Philadelphia! With a deep commitment to eradicating the opportunity gap with a transformational educational experience, our teachers will be change agents vested in effective, culturally competent teaching.
Philly is a city that thrives with culture ranging from the arts to advocacy.
We invite you to learn more about the newest City Teaching Alliance city as we seek to inspire as a catalyst for change for public school students of Philadelphia.
Raymond Fields, Executive Director
City Teaching Alliance Philadelphia
COMBATING RACIAL AND SOCIOECONOMIC INEQUALITY
Over 50% of students in the School District of Philadelphia identify as Black/African American & over 20% Hispanic/Latinx. There is a pride in the recognition that over 70% of our Philly residents identify as Black or people of color—providing opportunities for windows and mirrors for many students in Philly.
Teaching in Philadelphia
Our theory of change is grounded in serving the most vulnerable communities with a focus on middle and high schools mostly located in North Philadelphia. City Teaching Alliance Philly recognizes the beauty, culture, and brilliance of the communities we serve by employing humility and a learning approach from all stakeholders and community members.
We strive to prepare all of our Philly residents and fellows to prioritize cultural awareness, anti-racist mindsets, and best practices in and outside of the communities they serve.
Living In Philadelphia
What’s not to adore about the City of Brotherly Love? The Wall Street Journal has named Philadelphia a “booming cultural and culinary destination.” The birthplace of the United States government, home of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, Philadelphia is rich in culture and one of the most historic cities in America. Learn more about exciting events, activities and sites to look forward to as you discover Philly during your teaching journey!
Cost of living
Things to do
“I joined [City Teaching Alliance] for its holistic approach to teacher preparation and development. Though rigorous, the residency year humbled my mind for learning, challenged my comfort zone for growing, and affirmed my passion for serving.”
UCLA, Montréal, Québec, Cohort 2016
Schools we partner with
Here are a some of the schools we partner with in Philadelphia where you will be able to teach in our program.
Master Charter Schools
Mastery Charter School campuses we partner with:
- Lenfest Campus
- Douglass Upper
- Pickett Campus
- Prep Middle
- Simon Gratz High
- Thomas High
Our Team in Philadelphia
Our faculty is dedicated to classroom teaching, mentorship, collaboration, and the success of our participants. They inspire, challenge, and lead through innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Our faculty members bring a wealth of experience from the field and are the driving force behind our theory of change.
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