Apply to the Teacher Leadership Board

The Teacher Leadership Board will serve as a thought partners and education advisors for organizational staff and ambassadors in advancing our mission.

Apply to join Generation Citizen’s Teacher Leadership Board

Vision and Goals

The members of the Generation Citizen (GC) Teacher Leadership Board (TLB) serve as thought partners and education advisors for organizational staff and ambassadors in advancing GC’s mission to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective Action Civics education. TLB members provide both structured and informal feedback on national and site-level initiatives and may work on individual or group projects designed to ensure that GC’s program and curriculum align with current evidence-based practices.
The TLB also elevates the vital voices of teachers in the growing movement to expand access to high-quality Action Civics across the country. GC’s value of Grassroots Change articulates the belief that those closest to the issue are best poised to create its solutions, and the TLB helps the organization honor that value and enhance its work. For their engagement, GC provides TLB members with various opportunities to support their continued development as educational leaders as well as a stipend for their service.



All members will:

      • Participate in an annual summer retreat. Due to COVID-19, the retreat will be held virtually on July 19 and 20, 2023.
      • Meet as an entire board virtually four times during the school year at an agreed-upon time.
      • Meet with the program coordinator bi-annually for a goal-setting meeting.
      • Collaboratively design one lesson plan and share it during a GC webinar over the course of their term.
      • Provide feedback on national and site-level initiatives and work on individual or group projects designed to ensure that GC’s program and curriculum align with current evidence-based practices.
      • Participate in local and national events as available and needed, such as teacher training, Civics Day, and national conferences or panels.
      • Offer support to fellow GC teachers throughout the semester as needed.
The expected time commitment is approximately four hours per month, aside from the three-day summer retreat.


Educator Benefits


In addition to offering GC invaluable insight into our work, TLB members will receive significant benefits and leadership opportunities, including:
  • A $1,000 stipend for each year of service, to be distributed in equal installments in December and June for each year of service.
  • Leadership and skill development, with the potential to contribute to curricular development, program design, pilot projects, campaign strategy, communications, and other projects.
  • The opportunity to network and collaborate closely with individuals and organizations working to advance Action Civics locally and nationwide, including fellow TLB members, organizational staff, local and national board members, and broader members of the Action Civics community
  • Invitations to local and national GC and Action Civics events and activities, including potential to author thought leadership pieces, speak on panels, and present at conferences
  • Prestigious national board service for the country’s largest and fastest growing Action Civics organization



  • Cohort V (2023-2025) will consist of representatives from each of the Generation Citizen sites.
  • Each member is appointed for a two-year term. At the end of each two-year term, members may reapply. If a member discontinues leading Generation Citizen programming or teaching in general, they are expected to inform Juanita Montes de Oca, Manager of National Program and Curricular Development.
  • All TLB members will assist with the selection process and training of the incoming cohort as needed.

How to Apply

Interested GC educators should submit an online application by the deadline. Selected applicants will be invited to interview with members of GC’s national program team, who will make final decisions and extend invitations for membership. Board members will be selected based on the following criteria:


  • Passion for teaching Action Civics
  • Familiarity with larger trends in education
  • History of partnership with Generation Citizen
  • Experience with civic engagement and thought leadership
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with creativity and flexibility
  • Interest in and ability to advocate for Action Civics among colleagues and in the broader community
Additionally, staff will consider the composition of the group as a whole in order to achieve its goal of representing a diverse body of educators.
For more information please contact Juanita Montes de Oca.