Service Year Alliance is committed to helping members navigate living on a first-year stipend. The “Surviving Your Service Year” series provides some basic tips on budgeting, shopping, living, and more, to help members feel confident and dedicate more energy to making an impact!
Surviving Your Service Year: Budgeting
Surviving Your Service Year: Commuting
Surviving Your Service Year: Lifestyle
Surviving Your Service Year: Relocation and Housing
Surviving Your Service Year: Student Loans
Teacher.org -- Check out this list of national teacher discount programs from retailers and organizations.
Teach.org – In addition to scholarships, you can find information about retail stores that provide great discounts for teachers.
Perks for Teachers-- You’ll find deals on hotels and attractions as well as more ideas about discounts from retailers on this list.
Good Neighbor Housing Benefit for Teachers – There are home buying programs for teachers. This one offers houses in designated revitalization areas at 50% of list price in exchange for living in the property for 3 years.
Many teachers can access tax support for free. Take a look at MyFreeTaxes.com and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
FUNDING YOUR CLASSROOM
Teachers can often find grants or other opportunities to fund meaningful education experiences for their students. You should always refer to school policies prior to seeking gifts and/or fundraising.
Donors Choose -- Teachers can use the Donors Choose platform to raise funds and support for classroom projects and supplies.
Staff will update this page and reach out to participants with more information as it becomes available.
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