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 recent 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, spiritually nourishing community. During the school day, Fellows teach classes at Brilla College Prep, a high-performing charter school. After school, fellows support El Camino by teaching catechism and specials classes. Together, the fellows impact the academic and faith development of underserved children—helping them make it to college and heaven.

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Fellows grow spiritually in their faith through weekly formation, prayer and reflection, retreats, catechetical training, and the Sacraments. In turn, they are given the opportunity to share their faith with the disciples in El Camino Extended Day Program. 
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Fellows 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. They finish the year having made unprecedented growth as educators. 
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Fellows live in the greatest city in the world with other mission-driven individuals. They receive subsidized housing and a modest living stipend to enjoy all NYC has to offer while growing and learning together with talented peers. 

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 2017, 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 2017-2018 cohort. 

Are you ready to answer the call?  Apply now!