For a restless soul looking for answers, China can serve as another another rung up the corporate ladder or a fresh start.One thing it’s not, according to one female expat, is an ideal place for a western woman to find romance.
Which led two TFA alumni to think: What if we could help people like us—both in TFA’s community and beyond—find each other and enrich not just their professional lives but their personal lives as well? That doesn’t necessarily leave a lot of time for much else,” April said.
“Our first love, besides each other, has always been programming and using data to make smart decisions,” Juan shared.
“We were messing around over winter break, and an app was born.” Teach For America is proud to partner with Juan and April to bring One Night to our network of more than 50,000 corps members and alumni, and to the broader community of selfless individuals working toward One Day.
We are also happy to announce that, almost six years after they first met through TFA, One Night’s creators are married and expecting their first child.
Please join us in wishing much happiness to Juan and April Phewells-Day!
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Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard (Phoenix '98) welcomes incoming 2016 corps members with an address celebrating the diverse coalition necessary to fight educational inequity today and eradicate it for the next generation.
Teach For America has always been about relationships: between a teacher and her class, with families, among peers working together to support students, and with the communities where we work.
Over the past 25 years, though, TFA corps members and alumni have found more than just their life’s work through our program—many have found their life partners.
This phenomenon was apparent when we celebrated our 25th Anniversary Summit in February. Region ’10), who met while teaching at the same elementary school through Teach For America. Even though Juan and April taught in the same building, they were so busy that it sometimes seemed impossible to get together.
Everywhere we looked we saw intimate pairs of corps members and alumni—cuddled up in the convention hall, talking late into the night at bars, exchanging numbers, pushing strollers. One Night, a dating app exclusively for advocates for educational equity. April is now a principal at a K–8 school specializing in computer science, and Juan is a policy analyst for a D. They realized that many of their teacher friends and others in the education world were having similar problems.