African American Teaching Fellows

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African American Teaching Fellows is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains African-American students to become teachers in Charlottesville City Schools and Albemarle County Public Schools. Fellows, who must be enrolled in a college or university, can receive scholarships totaling up to $15,000 over three years[1]. Each year AATF hosts the John Baker Legacy Dinner to honor local educators and to raise funds for the non-profit[2]. AATF also runs an intensive summer professional development institute which began in 2012.[3] Tamara Wilkerson is the organization's executive director, and Jaime Hawkins is the director of programs.[4]

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  1. Web. AATF, Charlottesville, VA, retrieved August 5, 2013.
  2. Web. Local African-American educators to be honored, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA, October 9, 2014, retrieved October 9, 2014.
  3. Web. Summer institute provides intensive professional development to new teachers, Noah Zeidman, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 29, 2016, retrieved July 26, 2016.
  4. Web. Staff, African American Teaching Fellows, retrieved July 26, 2016.

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