California Teaching Fellows Foundation is a leading non-profit linking pre-service teachers and college-age leaders to work experiences in schools and afterschool programs in our Central Valley and most recently, Sacramento County.

The program was founded in 1999 as a teacher pathway, providing future teachers a first-hand, classroom experience as they work toward their college degree. The impact is two-fold; providing future teachers and leaders with a valued job experience who, in turn, serve over 30,000 K-12 students daily.



Support the Mission of our Foundation

CTFF’s mission is to inspire the next generation of leaders with a passion for teaching and learning while impacting the lives of youth. Our mission is made possible through our valued district partners and supporters like you! CTFF has always sought to support the whole journey of the future educators we employ. Our program can be viewed as a wraparound service, from supporting our tutors personally, through the Dream initiative, to supporting them professionally, through paid professional development, career guidance, much needed field experience and offering them financial support through our scholarship program. 

After nearly 20 years of experience, we know that in order to fully support the future of our educators resources like these are necessary.

The annual Teaching Fellows Scholarship Gala allows us to raise the funds needed to support the mission of our organization and our long standing scholarship program. With rising tuition costs, increasing costs of living and unending student loan debt, we seek to alleviate the financial stressors for our college students through the Teaching Fellows’ scholarship fund. All scholarship recipients are future educators
with a passion for impacting our youth in our communities. 

Your support allows us to continue to do the following:
  • Provide Scholarships to future educators
  • Provide the Dream Initaitve to our tutors (a personal support wraparound service to future educators). More information about the Dream Initiative can be found on our website. 
  • Continue to develop the next generation of leaders and educators in our community
RSVP to the Gala, support our mission through sponsorship, or become a monthly donor today and help us paint the future for the educators in our community!


This year, we will gather at Fort Washington Country Club, on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. Join us in supporting future Central Valley and Sacramento educators for a special eventing.


If you are interested in attending our 3rd annual Teaching Fellows Scholarship Gala, click on the Let’s Begin button below to learn about sponsorship opportunities, purchasing a table or individual tickets, and more! To review the sponsorship package click the button below!


Email to connect with our team about donating a silent auction item(s)!

Thank you for investing in Central Valley and Sacramento County’s education through your gifts to the California Teaching Fellows Foundation!

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