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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

The Bridge Fellowship

TNTP’s Bridge Fellowship gives diverse leaders a platform to advance a bold idea for public schools.

Our public schools deserve our nation’s best thinking. TNTP’s fellowship “bridges” disciplines to harness innovative ideas from many sectors. The next Bridge Fellows will develop new approaches to helping more students of color thrive in school—and in life.

Bridge Fellow

Christine Nieves

A community and climate activist, Christine organized a community-led recovery effort after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. As a Bridge Fellow, she’ll build a community center where young people design solutions to the local challenges caused by climate change.

Bridge Fellow

Jonathan Santos Silva

A career educator, Jonathan supports Indigenous school leaders in launching and transforming schools in South Dakota. This year, he’ll create a leadership institute that prepares culturally responsive educators and incubates ideas for giving Indigenous students better school experiences.

The Program

During the hands-on residency, Bridge Fellows will benefit from resources and support as they develop their idea.

Project

Realize your vision. Fellows spend most of their time advancing a game-changing idea with the potential for large-scale impact.

Exposure to TNTP's Work

Sharpen your perspective. Fellows inform their projects and learn from TNTP’s work with schools and districts.

Training and Network

Build your knowledge and network. Fellows benefit from a personal advisor, passionate and thought-provoking colleagues, and tailored learning opportunities.

Salary

Earn competitive compensation. Fellows receive a $100,000 salary and benefits so they can fully commit to the immersive, year-long experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

2019 Project Theme

Bridge Fellows will grapple with a critical question: How can our public education system help more students of color thrive in school—and in life? Bridge Fellows will design new ways to give students richer experiences inside and outside the classroom. Focus areas might include (but aren’t limited to) forging stronger partnerships with students and their families; helping students develop the skills they need to achieve their personal goals; or affirming students’ cultural identity and value. Projects may draw on disciplines within and beyond education but should have a clear practical application for the schools and communities TNTP serves. 

How to Apply

The Bridge Fellowship application is now closed. 

 

 

Application

Video Interview

In-person Interview

Complete the online application, which includes your resume, personal statement, and your project proposal.

Participate in a 90-minute video interview with TNTP staff members to discuss your project proposal and interest in the fellowship.

In October, Finalists will be invited to an in-person interview at TNTP’s office in New York City. Fellows will be announced in November.