It’s time to step up. While communities across the country talk about the achievement gap and the ongoing racial disparity among their teachers, the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County are directly addressing the concern. Both school systems have a strategic plan to hire a more diverse teaching staff, and AATF has set the ambitious goal of supporting twenty Fellows by the end of 2012.
Are you ready to shape the future? Download an application now! Still have questions about our program? Reach out, we’d love to hear from you. And if you want to meet some of our current fellows, click here.
What does the Fellowship include?
Financial Support – Up to $5,000 a year of direct tuition support for up to three years. This money can also be used for licensure tests, books, and fees.
Social Support – You’ll connect with our network of Fellows and you will work one-on-one with a master teacher in our community.
Professional Support – We offer an innovative leadership training and teacher development workshop that prepares our Fellows to become community leaders in addition to being great teachers.
Who is eligible for a Fellowship?
We support African Americans who are committed to becoming highly qualified teachers in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. Our Fellows include current teachers and teacher’s assistants who are pursuing licensure as well as undergraduate and graduate level students who are preparing to teach.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
But we are looking for more than a GPA and a good essay. We are looking for individuals with sense of purpose, a love for children, and a commitment to the task of educating the next generation of community leaders.
3040a Berkmar Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
P.O. Box 5064
Charlottesville, VA 22905