Today, we are excited to announce the launch of the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant: $100,000 to support teacher and school leader recruitment efforts at high needs PK-12 schools with demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Up to 20 grantees will receive an invite credit balance of $5,000 or $10,000 to connect with their own pre-vetted, curated pool of teachers and school leaders on Selected. Applying schools must serve students in at least one of the regions where Selected operates.

Online application
Early decision deadline: June 16, 2020
Final deadline: June 30, 2020

The focus of our work since our founding has been to help all schools, particularly those in high need communities, find right-fit teachers through more purposeful matching. On Selected, schools connect with a pre-vetted, responsive pool of candidates who are aligned with the characteristics of the school -- expediting the sourcing and selection process for both parties, and drastically reducing the traditional costs of sourcing and recruiting top candidates.

All schools in the regions Selected serves, regardless of size and student population, are entitled to a free employer account and $550 in free invite credits -- enough to contact 15 teachers and school leaders risk-free. Now, given the additional budget and operational uncertainty presented by COVID-19, our Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant aims to do even more for the schools most impacted.

Our goal is to expand the grant program to support up to 100 schools and is looking to partner with sponsors to achieve this goal. Recruiting qualified teachers is a common challenge for urban schools, but due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we need to do more to help our schools and communities. If you are part of an organization that is interested in partnering around this initiative, please reach out.

About Selected

Selected helps schools hire the best teachers. We offer a matching platform that connects 1,200+ public and independent schools with a deep and diverse pool of 30,000+ Pre-K to 12 teachers in urban metro areas in the Northeast, West, and Southwest, including New York City, NJ, CT, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, SF Bay Area, Sacramento-Stockton, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Austin, and San Antonio. Create a FREE school profile and start speaking with candidates immediately.

About the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant Program

The purpose of the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant Program (“Grant Program”) is to support the outreach and recruitment efforts of high needs schools with demonstrated financial hardship due to COVID-19. Learn more about the Urban Teacher Recruitment Grant at