When we teach, we reach.

In our increasingly interconnected world, tomorrow’s leaders must be collaborative thinkers, global citizens who embrace diversity. They will be expected to bridge cultures and continents and believe that leaders come from all walks of life.

But students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County perceive a different truth entirely.

Every year, a group of African American Teaching Fellows earns teaching licenses and joins the community-wide effort to create schools that model excellence, diversity, and student achievement.

This growing group of African American educators works to eliminate racial disparity in our schools and prepare all students for a brighter, more collaborative future.

Through hard work, dedication, and the support of the AATF and each another, these new teachers become role models, encouraging all students—regardless of race—to celebrate differences, understand similarities, and develop self-awareness. And the achievements don’t stop there.

Now we’re looking for leaders to join them.

You can join this team of young professionals working to improve the lives of all children.

You can be the difference our community needs.