Increasingly national service offers opportunities for people of all ages to teach or tutor youth in schools.
Blue Engine: Blue Engine is a one-year fellowship that enlists bright recent college graduates to tutor small groups of high school freshmen in Algebra 1 and to give students a better shot at completing college.
Boston Teacher Residency: The Boston Teacher Residency, an AmeriCorps program, offers education and support for new teachers willing to commit to three years of teaching in Boston Public Schools.
Inner-City Teaching Corps of Chicago: New teachers serve for two years in Chicago's Catholic and charter schools, live in supportive inter-faith communities, earn alternative teacher certification, and work towards their education degree.
Mississippi Teacher Corps: New teachers receive intense summer training, work in critical-needs schools in the Mississippi Delta or in Jackson for two years, and earn teaching degrees.
NYC Teaching Fellows: New teachers primarily work in Bronx and Brooklyn schools with high demand for faculty, covering subjects that are also desperately needed. Within two to three years, Fellows earn a subsidized Masters degree from a university in the area.
Peace Corps: Countries requesting Peace Corps Volunteers identify education as the greatest area of need. Two-year teaching positions are available in developing countries at primary, secondary, and university levels — and in teacher training and special education as well.
Teach For America: Teach For America aims to end educational iniquities by placing high-achieving recent college graduates as full-time public school classroom teachers in regions across the country. TFA aims to prepare future leaders in business, government, and nonprofit sectors by recruiting them to teach in classrooms and to really understand both the challenges and the opportunities our public schools face.