Home to The Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore Museum of Art, Charles Village is an active and diverse community with a strong sense of self-identity. Many corps members share “painted ladies,” Victorian row homes so named for their colorful exteriors and rich character, while others live in nearby apartment complexes. Both are within walking distance of the neighborhood's quirky selection of locally-owned stores, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.
Our Baltimore corps and alumni community is tight-knit, supportive, and growing. More than 90% of Baltimore principals surveyed report that Teach For America corps members have made a positive impact in their schools, so it's not surprising that school leaders have welcomed our recent expansion in and around the city. We now have corps members teaching in 107 schools at the pre-K, elementary, and secondary school levels, and our corps members and alumni are teaching more than one third of Baltimore’s students.
Thanks in part to its high concentration of young adults and low rent, Baltimore is a city in which Teach For America corps members thrive. Its small size enables Baltimore to offer the advantages of city life with a neighborhood feel. Corps members here live in row homes, apartments, and lofts in various eclectic neighborhoods throughout the city, each with its own unique flavor. While many corps members enjoy the benefits of living together, it’s also quite affordable to live alone.
Baltimore is a community where parents, students, and teachers can successfully partner through organizations such as the Baltimore Education Coalition, BUILD, and The Intersection to advocate for kids and ensure that our students receive the funding, opportunities, and attention they deserve. While there is still work to be done, there is a feeling in this community that the problem is solvable and the size of the region makes it a perfect place to see real change across the entire city.
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English Language Learners
|In a school with other corps members or alumni||94%|