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Now Accepting Applications for the 2014-15 School Year!

Apply to Join Need in Deed’s Teacher Network

“Imagine a program that allows you to inspire imagination and creativity, while also encouraging self-confidence and empowerment and fostering community awareness, kindness and activism … that surely is Need in Deed.” – NID Network Teacher

Need in Deed believes in the power of teachers. That is why, for over a decade now, we have provided training, coaching, and collaboration through our Teacher Network. We assist teachers in meeting their curriculum goals with strategies that build community in the classroom, and connect the classroom to the larger community.

Teacher Network members receive ongoing training and support from NID in how to implement service-learning strategies in 3rd – 8th grade classrooms. The network model also gives teachers to opportunity to collaborate, problem-solve and share strategies with educators throughout the city. By helping teachers make connections to real world issues identified by their students, NID actually changes how students engage with learning.

What can Network Members expect from Need in Deed?

  • Professional development
  • One-on-one coaching and support
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Community partnerships
  • Access to resources
  • Services that are adaptable to and effective in each Member’s unique educational setting


If you are a 3rd – 8th grade teacher in Philadelphia, build your practice and join a professional community of educators dedicated to a culture of lifelong learning. Apply to join the Need in Deed Teacher Network today!

District administrators, contact Kyra Atterbury () for more information. For inquiries about our work in charter or faith-based schools, contact Pam Prell ().