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ExpandED Schools Pathways Fellowship

Date Added: 

May 18, 2017


♦ About the Fellowship

♦ How to Apply


About the Fellowship

Male students of color make up 43% of NYC’s public school demographic, yet Black, Latino and Asian men make up only 8% of NYC’s teacher workforce. While great teachers undoubtedly come from all backgrounds, and a person’s race is certainly not a pre-requisite for being effective in the classroom, we know that teacher diversity is important for our children, for our teachers, for our schools and for our communities. Published evidence suggests that the lack of diversity among teachers may contribute to the achievement gap. New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery has said, “Research shows that students benefit from being taught by teachers with similar life experiences, creating a positive learning environment and leaving a profound impact on students’ grades and self-worth.” 

For more information about the Pathways Fellowship:
Email Marissa Badgley
Programs and Policy Manager
or call (646) 943-8784

With this in mind, ExpandED Schools launched a new initiative in partnership with NYC Men Teach and the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). Utilizing expanded learning programs in three boroughs as labs for learning best practices related to classroom management and instruction, the ExpandED Schools Pathways Fellowship is a 10-month program designed to bring in, support, train and guide passionate men of color (Fellows) who are looking for pathways into teaching or youth development careers. Using a blended model of professional development, mentoring, teambuilding and reflection, the program is equipping Fellows with the tools and supports necessary to reach their professional goals, while simultaneously addressing some of the complex issues related to retention, representation and the challenges for men of color in the education sphere. 

Fellows aspire to become certified teachers, school administrators, school counselors/social workers, coaches or out-of-school time professionals. 

The Pathways Fellowship serves approximately 30 Fellows each year. Fellows receive a part-time field placement in an afterschool program, bi-monthly professional development, mentoring from a certified teacher, and ongoing support from NYC Men Teach and the NYC Department of Education. Fellows are placed at nine partner schools in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. 

In the 2016-2017 year: 

  • 100% of Fellows said they would recommend the program to somebody they knew who was interested in a career in education

  • After completing the program 100% of Fellows indicated that they are clear about their goals related to education and how to reach those goals (40% before program began)

  • Fellows were admitted into prestigious programs like NYC Teaching Fellows, NYC Teaching Collaborative, New Visions Urban Teacher Residency, and Bank Street School of Education.  


Meet some of '16-'17 Pathways Fellows:

 Hector King
'16-'17 Pathways Fellow

Andre Mann
'16-'17 Pathways Fellow



How to apply:

The application process for the 2017-2018 school year is closed. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list or applying for the 2018-2019 school year, please reach out to Marissa Badgley.



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