TNTP’s Bridge Fellowship gives diverse leaders a platform to advance a bold idea for public education.
Our public schools deserve our nation’s best thinking. TNTP’s new fellowship “bridges” disciplines to harness innovative ideas from many sectors. In the inaugural year, two Bridge Fellows will spend 12 months designing new approaches to one of the most urgent challenges in education today: boosting achievement for young men of color.
We’re looking for leaders from any profession with fresh perspectives on the issues that shape students’ experiences at school. Our ideal candidates will have a passion for education and a track record of bold ideas. We’re particularly interested in voices that are underrepresented in education, including those from the communities we serve.
During the hands-on residency, Bridge Fellows will gain broad exposure to the education sector and develop their idea for public schools.
Gain national education experience. Fellows spend half of their time working directly with schools, districts and states as part of TNTP’s client team.
Realize your vision. Fellows spend half of their time advancing a game-changing intervention with the potential for large-scale impact.
Training and Network
Build your knowledge and your management skills with a mentor, passionate and thought-provoking colleagues, and tailored learning opportunities.
Earn competitive compensation. Fellows receive a $100,000 stipend and benefits so they can fully commit to the immersive, year-long experience.
2016 Project Theme
Bridge Fellows will grapple with a critical question: How can we prepare more African-American and Latino males for success in school and beyond? Fellows will reimagine the school experience for these students and think holistically about ways school systems can dramatically increase their success. Projects should have a clear practical application and the potential to spark change for students who are poorly served by current policies and practices.