Explore impact areas 

After reflecting on your personal strengths, passions, and the impact you want to make, explore aligned areas and opportunities. The educational ecosystem diagram below shows areas in which many alumni work from to continue their impact.  Click into areas that interest you to engage with concrete exploration resources and take next steps.


Exploration is Personal and Changes Over Time

More than half of all alumni taught for at least three years.  Many alumni reflect on the increased impact they made as teachers and on how a longer commitment to leading as a teacher helped them determine their own impact trajectory with more confidence, whether that path was lifelong teaching or another career.
Other alumni are sure of specific long-term plans as second-year corps members.  Exploring these impact areas can be meaningful regardless of how sure you are of your future plans.  
Over time, each of us might play several roles working toward educational equity and social justice.  Our exploration and career decisions evolve based on continued reflections, personal and professional factors, and the change we know is necessary for kids and communities to have access to an excellent education.




"Believe in your progress and your passion. The perspective you built teaching underserved students is unique and helpful from whatever angle you choose to work toward educational equity."  

-Niambi Brown (Baltimore '98)  Senior Director of Education, Junior Achievement 


Exploration Tips and Connections 

See what alumni in our network are doing now

Make connections and explore new opportunities to make an impact in your community by:
  1. Brushing up on relationship building and informational interviewing tips
  2. Connecting with alums in your network via the People & Opportunities Hub  
  3. Discussing your reflections and exploring local opportunities with a regional alumni affairs staff member