NewSchools Venture Fund (NewSchools) is pleased to introduce its inaugural Learning to Teach Entrepreneur in Residence Program in partnership with Teach For America. In the summer of 2013, we are inviting up to two individuals or up to two teams of two from Teach For America’s Alumni network to become Entrepreneur(s) in Residence (EIRs) and spend from six to ten months laying the groundwork for a new organization that will prepare teachers for schools in low income communities. The EIR is a unique position that enables new education entrepreneurs to spend time early on in their idea generation stage, developing fresh solutions and incubating innovations that will transform the field of teacher preparation.
NewSchools is a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm that identifies and supports promising entrepreneurs, helping them to build strong organizations to improve public education, especially in underserved communities. We are focused on transforming the preparation of beginning teachers in America, connecting preparation to the real world of outstanding classroom practice and holding both training programs and individual teachers accountable for their classroom impact. We look forward to reviewing your online Statement of Intent.
This online Statement of Intent is due by 5 PM PST on Monday, April 8, 2013. No late applications will be considered.
2013 Application Cycle:
• March 5: Application period opens
• April 8: Applications due by 5 PM PST
• April 15 – April 25: Interviews Round 1
• May 3: Finalists contacted
• May 17: Finalist Venture Prospectus emailed to NewSchools by 5 PM PST
• May 22 – May 24: Finalists Interviews Round 2
• June 7: EIR(s) announced
• July/August: EIR(s) begin residency with NewSchools