Match Corps Alumni

Over 500 people have participated in the Match Corps since its inception in 2004. Our alumni have gone on to exceptional careers in education, law, business, medicine, and other exciting fields. Take a look at what our Match Corps alumni are up to now!

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  1. Match Corps Alumni in Medicine
  2. Match Corps Alumni in Law
  3. Match Corps Alumni in Education Policy and Reform
  4. Match Teacher Residency Alumni in Teaching

"I'm the Executive Director of Mali Health, a grassroots international organization that aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in West Africa through increasing access to care for marginalized populations. As director, I'm charged with setting the strategy, hiring and inspiring the team, raising the money and visibility, and sharing our message with the world."

Kris Ansin, Match Corps IV
Tulane University School of Medicine, MPH ‘11
Executive Director, Mali Health

“After college, I assumed I would go on to get a master’s in English eventually – I majored in English – but was not ready to go immediately after graduation. While I was trying to figure out what to do, I remembered enjoying student teaching so I started looking for service opportunities related to education. I interviewed for service work in L.A., Chicago, D.C., and Boston. The Match Corps stuck out to me for a few reasons. First, their literature suggested that the collective effort of all the adults in the school was having an outsize impact on student achievement – measureable impact. Second, the Match Corps gave you a built-in support group of people with whom you could commiserate and learn. Third, Match provided a supportive environment for you to discover whether working with students, or in education generally, was something you should pursue. Fourth, and not insignificantly, Match gave Corps essentially free housing. My experience at Match completely influenced where I am today. I learned that I wanted to stay in education, but not in the classroom. It got me interested in the policies and regulations that affect schools, which led to a master’s in education. My advisor in grad school gave me an internship researching state policy, which helped me get a full-time job working on federal policy. None of that would have happened without Match.”

Mario Cardona, Match Corps III
Policy Advisor, US Congress
Harvard University Graduate School of Education ‘08
George Washington University Law School ‘15

"MATCH helped me discover that I want to work in higher education as a mathematics professor, and gave me excellent preparation for my current role as a graduate teaching assistant in my PhD program. My year at MATCH was the most challenging, and the most rewarding, time of my life...there's absolutely nothing like it!"

Hakim Walker, Match Corps VI
The George Washington University, Doctorate of Mathematics’17

"I'm the Tutor Corps Director and Dean of Instruction at Great Oaks Charter School NYC. In our founding year, we have about 90 sixth graders, and we plan to grow to a 6-12 school. Working at Match absolutely led to me where I am today, not only because of MTR's training, but because of the inspiring work I saw done by everyone in the organization. It was one of the--if not the--hardest year of my life, but it made me an incredibly effective educator and showed me just how much I was capable of."

Laura Rincon, Match Corps V
Tutor Corps Director and Dean of Instruction, Great Oaks Charter School

M​atch Teacher Residency Alumni have taught at the following schools and school networks:

Achievement First (Network)

  • Mission: Achievement First believes that all children regardless of race or socioeconomic status can succeed if they have a great education. We are a high-performing network of 25 non-profit, college preparatory, K-12 Charter Public Schools.
  • Where: Brooklyn, Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Providence
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: AF Endeavor, AF Bushwick, AF Crown Heights, AF Brooklyn High School, Amistad Academy New Haven, AF East New York

Alma Del Mar

  • Mission: Alma del Mar is an inclusive, K-8 Expeditionary Learning school that puts New Bedford students on a college trajectory and challenges them to be service-minded leaders.
  • Where: New Bedford, MA
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Boston Collegiate

  • Mission: The mission of Boston Collegiate Charter School is to prepare each student for college. We offer an academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum for students in grades five through twelve. 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college; the majority of them will be the first in their families to complete a college degree.
  • Where: Boston
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Boston Preparatory Charter School

  • Mission: Boston Preparatory Charter Public School utilizes rigorous curriculum, extended academic time, and a range of supports for children and families to prepare 6th-12th grade students to succeed in college. An environment structured around scholarship and personal growth cultivates students' virtues of courage, compassion, integrity, perseverance, and respect.
  • Where: Boston
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Brooke Charter Schools (Network)

  • Mission: Our mission is to provide an academically rigorous public education to students from the cities of Boston and Chelsea that will ensure that they are prepared to enter into and succeed in college.
  • Where: Boston, Chelsea
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Brooke Roslindale

Chicago Collegiate

  • Mission: Our mission is to ensure 100% of our students complete college within 6 years of graduation. Our school model is designed to make sure that students establish a strong foundation in middle school, experience a rigorous high school that prepares them for college, and ensures that throughout that they have familiarity with the kind of life experiences that most college students have—whether that’s seeing a play, eating at a fancy restaurant or spending time away from home.
  • Where: Chicago
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Community Charter School of Cambridge

  • Mission: Community Charter School of Cambridge combines challenging academics with creative use of technology and real-world experience to prepare a diverse student body, grades 7-12, for postsecondary success and productive citizenship. CCSC students are excellent problem solvers and communicators who contribute to their community through internships and other field experiences.
  • Where: Cambridge
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Community Day Charter Public Schools (Network)

  • Mission: The mission of CDCPS is to provide a kindergarten through grade eight school that will draw upon our considerable experience in working together as a community to develop and implement a curriculum that discovers and supports the special characteristics and unique learning styles of each student.
  • Where: Lawrence, MA
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents:Community Day, Community Day-Arlington

Coney Island Prep

Democracy Prep Public Schools (Network)

  • Mission: To educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship.
  • Where: New York City
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Harlem Prep Elementary, Harlem Prep Middle School

East Side College Prep

  • Mission: At Eastside College Preparatory School we are committed to opening new doors for students historically underrepresented in higher education. Our challenging and engaging curriculum enables students to discover their intellectual strengths, sharpen their academic skills, and embrace new opportunities in a culture of learning that supports the potential of every student to enter and succeed in a four-year college and beyond.
  • Where: Palo Alto, CA
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Excel Academy (Network)

  • Mission: Excel Academy's mission is to prepare students to succeed in high school and college, apply their learning to solve relevant problems, and engage productively in their communities.
  • Where: Boston, Chelsea
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Excel-Orient Heights

KIPP (Network)

  • Mission: KIPP is a national network of free, open enrollment, college-preparatory, public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life.
  • Where: KIPP is currently located in 20 states and the District of Columbia. A full directory can be found at
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: KIPP Academy Lynn, KIPP Academy Boston, KIPP King (San Lorenzo, CA), KIPP Aim (DC), KIPP Amp (Brooklyn), KIPP Key (DC), KIPP Will (DC), KIPP Heartwood (San Jose), KIPP DC College Prep (DC), KIPP Believe (New Orleans), KIPP Strive (Atlanta), Newark Collegiate Academy High School

Ivy Prep Academy

  • Mission: Within a structured and supportive environment, Ivy Prep develops elementary, middle, and high school students into thoroughly equipped scholars who are prepared to enter and succeed in the colleges and universities of their choice.
  • Where: Atlanta
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Liberty Collegiate Academy

  • Mission: The mission of Liberty Collegiate Academy is to prepare all students in grades 5-12 to enter, succeed in and graduate from the college of their choice.
  • Where: Nashville
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Match Education(Network)

  • Mission: The mission of the Match Schools is to prepare its students, almost all who would be the first in their family to succeed in college, to succeed in college and beyond.
  • Where: Boston
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Match High School, Match Middle School, Match Community Day School

Neighborhood House Charter School

  • Mission: Neighborhood House Charter School combines rigorous and engaging academics with social/emotional instruction to help all our students succeed in school and in life. We strive to develop scholars who embrace effort, seek knowledge, act thoughtfully, and commit to the common good.
  • Where: Boston
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The Noble Network of Charter Schools (Network)

  • Mission: Noble prepares low-income students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college and lead exemplary lives, and serves as a catalyst for education reform in Chicago.
  • Where: Chicago
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Pritzker College Prep, DRW College Prep

PAVE Academy Charter School

  • Mission: PAVE Academy Charter School prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the school’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance and Excellent Character (PAVE).
  • Where: New York
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The Phoenix Network (Network)

  • Mission: The Phoenix Network operates schools that challenge disconnected students with rigorous academics and relentless support so that they can recast themselves as resilient, self-sufficient adults in order to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
  • Where: Chelsea, Lawrence, and Springfield
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents:: Phoenix Academy Chelsea, Phoenix Academy Lawrence

Propel Schools (Network)

  • Mission: Propel's mission is to catalyze the transformation of public education so that all children have access to high performing public schools.
  • Where: Pittsburgh
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Propel Schools: Montour

STRIVE Preparatory Schools (Network)

  • Mission: STRIVE Preparatory Schools is a Denver-based network of free, open enrollment, public charter schools committed to providing every student with an excellent, rigorous, college-preparatory education.
  • Where: Denver
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: West Denver Prep

Success Prep Academy

Summit Public Schools

  • Mission: To prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.
  • Where: San Jose, Daly City, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, West Contra County (all in CA)
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Summit Public Schools: Tahoma, Summit Public Schools: Shasta Daly City

Uncommon Schools (Network)

  • Mission: Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.
  • Where: Boston, Newark, Brooklyn, Rochester, Troy
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents: Bedford-Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School, Brownsville Collegiate, Williamsburg Collegiate, Roxbury Prep, Northstar Clinton-Hill, Vailsburg Collegiate, Uncommon Charter High School

University Prep

  • Mission: Building a foundation of skills, knowledge and character, University Prep educates every K – 5 student for college
  • Where: Denver
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Unlocking Potential (Network)

  • Mission: Unlocking Potential (UP) is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.
  • Where: Boston, Lawrence
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  • Schools in the network that have hired Match Teacher Residents:: UP Academy Boston, UP Academy Dorchester, UP Academy Leonard, UP Academy Oliver