Get Involved

TAG is an all-volunteer organization. The quality and amount of our work depends solely on the powerful and creative potential of our members and allies.

All are welcome to our many public events, which include our Inquiry to Action Groups (ItAGs), which run in the winter, and the annual Curriculum Fair & Citywide Summit, in the late spring.

To join us as a registered member, e-mail us at tagphilly@gmail.com or just introduce yourself at the next event! We look forward to meeting you.

TAG Member Responsibilities

  • Share a commitment to the mission and platform.
  • Attend meetings, become informed about other projects, and provide feedback.
  • Become involved in ongoing projects.
  • Help plan events and actions.
  • Show up to events and actions.
  • Liaison to your school.

Ways to Plug in

  • Flipping the Script: Join our Teachers Sharing Stories events, participate in media trainings, write and make media to reframe the narrative about teachers and school reform.
  • ItAGs: Facilitate, participate, promote.
  • Annual Curriculum Fair and Citywide Summit: Be on planning team, lead a workshop, volunteer, promote.
  • Political Education Series: Help develop political education materials, events, political theater, actions.
  • Mobilizations: Help develop strategy, talking points, demonstration materials, and do outreach.
  • After-School Specials: Plan one-time events (screenings, panels, etc.).
  • Coalition work: Represent TAG at coalition group meetings such as One Voice, PCAPS, and others.  Table at conferences.
  • TAG Liaisons: Organize at your school by promoting TAG events, sharing articles, facilitating discussions, bringing colleagues to TAG events.

Benefits of TAG membership

  • Be part of a group that expands your capacity to effect change.
  • Have a voice in the direction of the organization’s work.
  • Develop your skills as an educator and an activist.
  • Influence decisions that affect you, your school, your students, and the city.
  • Have access to our listserv to find allies for your interests/ projects leadership skills.
  • Be part of committed and like-minded community.