TEACH FAQ

Yes! The Project TEACH Staff is always happy to speak to anyone who is interested. If you have questions that have not been answered here, please contact us. You can call us at 215-985-4448, x232, or stop by our office. Just ask for Project TEACH. You can also email Tina at tradin@fight.org for more information.

Anyone who is interested/eligible can apply at any time! They will need to fill out the Project TEACH application and return it to Tina Radin. Applications can be submitted via email, snail mail, fax, or hand delivered. All contact information is available on the application form. Applications can always be found at Philadelphia FIGHT, on our website, or can be faxed or mailed upon request.

Project TEACH is offered to any HIV positive adult who has not previously graduated from the program.

Teach Outside, Latino TEACH, Women’s TEACH, and Frontline TEACH all run on different schedules and have different enrollment criteria.

You can find enrollment criteria, program descriptions, applications, and a schedule of upcoming classes here: http://www.philafight.staging.wpengine.com/programs-and-services/project-teach-classes/

Unfortunately, right now the answer is no. Because there is such a high demand for Project TEACH, we are only able to offer it to new applicants. If someone is a Project TEACH graduate they are welcome to attend our alumni programs.  See http://www.philafight.staging.wpengine.com/support-groups/project-teach-alumni-group/ or  contact Winner Bell (wbell@fight.org, or 215-985-4448, x131) for more information about the schedule of events and meetings.

However:

  • If someone has graduated from Latino TEACH, they are still eligible for both TEACH Outside and Project TEACH.
  • If someone has graduated from Women’s TEACH, they are still eligible for both TEACH Outside and Project TEACH.
  • If someone has graduated from TEACH Outside, they are still eligible for Project TEACH.

When someone applies they will be added to a running list of applicants, and will receive a letter or a phone call to confirm that we have their application. We do sometimes have a waiting list, but we are always able to enroll applicants within 2 cycles of the class.

We do our best to ensure that everyone has a fair chance at enrollment. This means calling every phone number listed (and trying again if we get a ‘not in service’ message), sending emails, sending letters to the listed mailing address, and following up with any additional contact person listed on the application form. If we are unsuccessful in connecting with an applicant after 4 cycles of the program, they will receive a final letter and their application may be retired.

Applicants are encouraged to follow up on the status of their application, and to keep us updated if any of their personal contact information changes.

Even if an application is “retired” you can put in a new application at any time and the whole process will start again.

There is a space on the TEACH application where you can indicate a need for evening sessions. TEACH was excited to be able to reintroduce evening sessions in the summer of 2012, and with continued demand we can continue to make this available on a more regular basis. Evening classes would meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and dinner would be served.

Project TEACH classes are run four times each year. A class usually starts in each of the following months: January, late March/early April, July, September. See a schedule of upcoming TEACH classes.

Project TEACH classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm, with lunch afterwards. Classes meet at Philadelphia FIGHTs main office, 1233 Locust St, on the 3rd Floor.

TEACH Outside, Women’s TEACH, and Latino TEACH classes may meet at different locations.  You will find more information about those programs here.

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