Gap Year Teaching Resources

Breakthrough Collaborative
In 25 cities across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs.

City Year
At City Year’s 24 locations across the United States, teams of diverse young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months working to improve student attendance, behavior and course performance in English and math.

Council on International Education Exchange
Be part of this essential historical and cultural exchange as you teach about your family, your work, and your interests alongside vocabulary and verb conjugation.

Higher Achievement
Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Participants are assigned to be either Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) who provide language instruction in elementary, junior and senior high schools; Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) who work in communities on international exchange activities; or Sports Exchange Advisors (SEAs) who promote international exchange through sports.

Jumpstart is the only national supplemental program that leverages the power of community and adult-child relationships to build the key language and literacy skills children need to take on the world.

The MATCH Corps is a one-year Urban Education fellowship program in Boston. Fellows are assigned 6-7 MATCH students at the beginning of the year, with whom they work in small group or 1-on-1 tutorials over the course each day, doing close academic support and building relationships. They receive housing and a modest living stipend.

NYC Teaching Fellows
Because effective teachers dramatically increase their students’ academic success, the mission of the NYC Teaching Fellows program is to recruit and prepare high-quality, dedicated individuals to become teachers who raise student achievement in the New York City classrooms that need them most.

PHENND Fellows
The Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) is a consortium of over 30 colleges and universities in the greater Philadelphia area. PHENND operates a large, multi-dimensional AmeriCorps VISTA project that has two primary tracks: Non-Profit and Education.
Allows you to search for teaching positions around the world.

Teach for America
Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort.

Urban Teacher Center
A program that prepares master teachers to work in urban schools. UTC is preparing and placing teachers for grades nine – 12 in math, English and science with dual certification in special education.