Teaching Fellowship

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to serve thousands of youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of Pre-K through 12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and youth development programs. Now, DREAM is recruiting its own graduates (Legends) and part-time staff to be the next generation of teachers at DREAM.

The Fellowship

Launch your career in teaching and drive change for future generations of students at DREAM through this selective, rigorous 12-month program that:

  • Pays a competitive salary and benefits, including a generous scholarship to graduate school
  • Leads to a Masters Degree and teaching certification
  • Prepares you through mentorship, on-the-job learning, and expert training
  • Results in full-time placement as a DREAM teacher upon successful program completion

The DREAM Teaching Fellowship is a 12-month, full-time commitment. Cohort 2 begins in July 2023 and ends in June 2024.

The DREAM Teaching Fellowship Might Be For You If:

  • You have experience working with youth, ideally in a youth development or education setting
  • You are excited about pursuing a career as a teacher at DREAM
  • You are a DREAM Legend or part-time staff member
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree, or will have one by July 2023

Take the next step toward your teaching career today

DREAM Teaching Fellow applications for school year 2023-2024 will open in early 2023. 

Questions about the Fellowship or about what it would mean to launch a teaching career at DREAM? Contact Ana Rader at

Want to learn more about the Fellowship and its current cohort? Check out our blog post and some recent press.