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Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC)

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Chicago’s leading new teacher development program for future the school leaders of tomorrow

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Faith-Based Community

Outstanding recent college graduates who value faith-based community as a resource in developing their skills as future education leaders.

The Faith-Based Community track of ICTC is a CVN AmeriCorps member program.

Recent College Graduates

Top recent college graduates who have shown leadership in college and are committed to becoming leaders in education.

Career Changers

Accomplished professionals with three or more years of professional experience in any one of a wide range of careers and possess a commitment to becoming leaders in urban education are invited to apply to Inner-City Teaching Corps.

Energizing Urban Classrooms with
Tomorrow’s Education Leaders Today

Inner-City Teaching Corps (ICTC) energizes urban classrooms with tomorrow’s high-impact leaders today by recruiting top recent college graduates and accomplished career changers into urban education.

Inner-City Teaching Corps is an elite group of future leaders working to close the achievement gap. Committing to teach in Chicago’s urban schools for two years, corps members obtain their certification and receive ongoing, personalized coaching and support, living either independently or in a faith-based community

In collaboration with Northwestern University’s nationally ranked School of Education and Social Policy, ICTC develops beginning teachers through a rigorous academic curriculum, expert coaching, and opportunities for collaboration with other educators to develop the skills needed to be leaders within their schools. The path to educational leadership begins with outstanding, results-focused teaching. Focusing on qualities and skills that comprise The Accelerate Institute Leadership Framework, corps members provide the high-quality instruction that energizes schools and closes the achievement gap, opening opportunities for all students to achieve regardless of income level.

Participation in Inner-City Teaching Corps puts participants on the fast track to educational leadership with the opportunity to learn from leaders and leadership programs within The Accelerate Institute, including Alain Locke Charter School teachers and administrators and The Ryan Fellowship fellows. Inner-City Teaching Corps is where the high-impact educational leaders of tomorrow begin.

ICTC teachers have distinguished themselves as innovative school leaders. They have gone on to win the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, the Golden Apple Award, Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award, and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Heart of the School Award. They have also continued on to become school founders, principals and school district executives.

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ICTC Leaders

  • Award winners include: Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, the Golden Apple Award, Kohl McCormick Early Childhood Teaching Award, and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Heart of the School Award
  • School Leaders including Charter, Big Shoulders Catholic, and district public school principals
  • READ MORE: ICTC Alumni as High-Impact Leaders

Meet the Corps