faith, education, and community
Seton Teaching Fellows
Seton Teaching Fellows (STF) is an initiative of Seton Education Partners—a part of its mission to help underserved children develop the knowledge, character, and faith necessary to earn a college degree, pursue lives of value and integrity, and become saints.
In August 2013, Seton Education Partners launched El Camino, an extended day faith and enrichment program, to serve children in the South Bronx who do not have the means to attend a Catholic school. The results have been astounding. To support this incredible work, Seton created Seton Teaching Fellows, an opportunity for college graduates to serve for one or two years in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, the nation’s poorest congressional district. Three pillars drive the program: faith, community, and education.
Seton Teaching Fellows are committed to service, professional development, and living simply in a supportive, Catholic community. Fellows teach El Camino catechism classes after school. During the day, Fellows serve at Brilla Schools Network, high-performing charter schools, by supporting instruction in the classroom. Together, the fellows impact the academic and faith development of underserved children—preparing them for college and heaven.
FaithFellows grow spiritually in their faith through weekly formation, prayer and reflection, retreats, catechetical training, and the Sacraments. In turn, they catechize El Camino Disciples in the Catholic faith and prepare them for their Sacraments.
EducationFellows learn how to become strong educators in a supportive learning community—both at a high achieving public charter school and an acclaimed Catholic extended day program. The year of service consists of continuous growth in methodology, teaching skills, and student-teacher relationships.
Fellows live in the South Bronx, alongside the students and families they serve. Grounded in an intentional, faith-based community of mission-driven peers, fellows learn how to live for the other in provided housing and on a modest stipend.
Become a Seton Teaching Fellow
Seton Teaching Fellows—energetic, passionate, college-educated adults—have the unique opportunity to be at the forefront of this groundbreaking project to serve some of our nation’s most vulnerable children in an unprecedented way, sharing their own gifts and talents as they reach their students’ hands, hearts, and minds.
Meet our Fellows
In 2018, we welcomed our largest cohort yet and we are blessed by their "yes" to serve as a fellow. Click here to read all about the wonderful men and women in the 2018-2019 cohort.
Are you ready to answer the call? Apply now!
faith, education, and community
The Seton Teaching Fellows Program is a one-year service commitment in which college graduates teach at El Camino, an optional after-school faith formation program, and serve at Brilla College Prep, a high performing public charter school, and also teach at El Camino, an optional after-school faith formation program. As a Seton Teaching Fellow, you will receive incredible classroom teaching experience, professional mentorship, and spiritual formation, all while living in an intentional faith-based community.