Our Partners

From the very beginning, Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) has been devoted to the mission of improving outcomes for students, schools and communities throughout Boston. That steadfast local commitment has and will continue to define the organization’s identity. Yet as interest in the residency model continues to grow on a national scale, BTR recognizes the importance of contributing experience and insight in support of emerging Teacher Residencies across the country.

Local Partnerships


BTR is a joint initiative of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) and the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), Boston’s local education foundation. This “one-foot-in-one-foot-out” arrangement has been critical to BTR’s success, allowing the organization to experiment and develop quickly while remaining at the core of the district’s programming and human resources processes. Both partners have given BTR unparalleled access and insight into the city’s educational system, providing sustained and essential support for Teacher Residents, graduates, and BTR staff.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) — the state-level arm of AmeriCorps — recognizes state programs with a commitment to community service. In addition to providing critical funding for the program, MSA supports BTR with local advocacy efforts and technical assistance.

University of Massachusetts Boston

BTR is proud to partner with the University of Massachusetts Boston in providing Residents the opportunity to earn a master’s degree from an excellent public university with a civic and urban mission. Through their graduate work at UMass Boston, Residents have the opportunity to learn from some of the Commonwealth’s most respected scholars and community leaders.

National Network


As an 100Kin10 partner, BTR has committed to training 200 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math teachers by 2020.100Kin10 is united by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills needed to tackle the most pressing national and global challenges of tomorrow. We are excited to be a 100Kin10 Partner and to be helping strategically address the nation’s shortage of STEM teachers and improve STEM learning for all students.


As an organization fulfilling a critical community need, BTR partners with AmeriCorps, which recognizes the program’s commitment to service by providing a majority of the living stipend and health insurance for each Resident.

Breakthrough Collaborative

BTR is proud to be a Teacher Pipeline Partner of Breakthrough Collaborative. At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators. 

City Year

BTR is proud to be a Leadership After City Year (LACY) partner.  This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.  The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a Boston Teacher Resident, and corps members and alumni interested in continuing their commitment to education and student achievement are encouraged to apply.

The Posse Foundation

The Posse Career Program helps Posse Scholars and Alumni transition from being leaders on campus to becoming leaders in the workforce by providing them with tools and opportunities to secure highly competitive and career-enhancing internships and jobs.  BTR is proud to partner with The Posse Foundation as a Career Partner.

National Center for Teacher Residencies

To support replication of the residency model while maintaining a core focus on the local mission, BTR co-founded National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR), a not-for-profit organization that serves a growing network of excellent residency programs nationwide. One of the key components of NCTR is a two-year program designed to support new cities as they launch their own teacher residencies. Coalitions representing the public school systems in 22 cities nationwide have all participated in the program and started their own residency programs. BTR is proud to be sharing key learning and insight with these cities and others as they attempt to replicate and improve upon BTR’s work in their own school districts. BTR is excited by the momentum and potential generated by residencies across the nation in the past few years.

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