The Ignite Fellowship is a national tutoring corps designed to accelerate learning and foster belonging with students.

Ignite builds on Teach For America’s over 30 years of experience partnering with communities across the country to help students overcome the systemic barriers to an excellent education.

To meet the moment, Teach For America created the Ignite Fellowship. Ignite connects exceptional, equity-minded leaders virtually with students to immediately add value.

Ignite Fall Fellowship: Sept. 18 – Dec. 15, 2023

Fall Application Deadline: June 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm

We build on Teach for America’s history & core values by:

Recruiting and developing leaders for educational equity

Deepening partnerships and impact with our existing network of school communities

What’s the Ignite Program?

Ignite leverages research-based best practices for high-impact tutoring.

3-5 hours/week for 10-12 weeks

1-3 students per fellow

Leverages school curriculum

During school hours

Ongoing training and development from Teach For America and veteran educators

Student groups are consistent to deepen relationships

Elementary reading or middle school math

School partners share that Ignite adds value for their students and teachers – 100% of partners would recommend Ignite.

What is Ignite’s Impact so far?

Student Learning +
Belonging Outcomes


of students reported that their fellows taught them in the way they learned best.


of students said they enjoyed Ignite sessions.


of students felt like they mattered in Ignite sessions.


of schools reported that students grew in academic learning and engagement.


of school partners would recommend Ignite to another educator.

*Structures for belonging: A synthesis of research on belonging-supportive learning environments. Student Experience Research Network. (2021, March 2). Retrieved February 28, 2022, from

In the 2021-2022 school year alone, Ignite connected:











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What is on the horizon for Ignite

We are committed to expanding access to high-impact tutoring so that all students have customized learning experiences. We work to have direct and immediate impact with students and schools, while creating shifts towards equitable, 21st-century learning: moving from remediation to acceleration, from one-size-fits-all to customization, from isolation to community and from single educator to a broader concept of who supports student learning.