• According to the 2010 census, after decades of economic and social upheaval, Detroit is losing its population faster than any other American city.

  • In addition to providing high-quality teachers to Detroit schools, Teach For America is bringing committed leaders who plan to stay in Detroit for the long haul.

About Detroit

Through education, our students will gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to a stronger, more vibrant Detroit. That is why we recruit emerging leaders from throughout the country to join our community, serve its students, and make this city their home. Our training and ongoing support ensures these high-achieving professionals create the transformational growth in their classrooms and their schools that is essential for positively changing the life trajectories of our kids.

While the challenges of financial instability, decreasing population, and high crime rates are present, Detroit is a place of resilience.  Across the city, positive momentum abounds through thoughtful entrepreneurship, creativity, and a belief in the renaissance of a once-great city. Detroiters believe that better times lie ahead, and our children must play a central role. Teach For America-Detroit is humbled to take part in this continued revitalization.

Our regional term is led by a born-and-raised Detroiter, and we employ a diverse staff of Michigan natives and transplants that has developed unparalleled pride in the Motor City. Like our staff, our corps and alumni reflect a large pool of both local and national talent.

Hand-in-hand with the community, we strive to make Detroit the home of schools that are national exemplars of educational excellence. Our city will be the place where bold leaders fight to put students and families first so that we can proudly live up to Detroit's motto —"We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes.”

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Connect With Us

The Ford Building, 615 Griswold St, 10th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
Tel (313) 309-3000
Fax (313) 965-3609

Executive Director

Tiffany Williams
A Detroit native and graduate of Detroit Public Schools, Tiffany Williams became the executive director of Teach For America-Detroit in 2014.

Tiffany joined Teach For America in 2004 as a corps member in Philadelphia, where she taught sixth grade special education. From 2006-2009, Tiffany worked in the affordable housing development and education consulting fields. She joined TFA’s staff in 2010 as the senior managing director of teacher leadership development in Detroit and most recently served as the vice president of regional management. Tiffany graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology & Afro-American Studies. She also earned a Master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University and a Master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland.

Regional Stats

Year TFA Arrived
Corps Size The First Year
Corps Size This Year
Alumni in Region
Alumni School Leaders
Data valid as of: Aug 2014