Education Transforms LivesAll kids can succeed when they get a great education.
Your Chance to Change Things
We believe that providing a great education for all is the most effective means of ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. All kids in this country deserve the chance to reach their full potential. Educational opportunities should not be determined by your family’s income or the neighborhood in which you live.
Teach For America is developing a movement of leaders who will help drive change at every level of our education system toward the goal of a level playing field for all children. These leaders start their paths as corps members, helping students in high-need communities make the academic progress that expands their opportunities. Deeply affected by their teaching experience, our alumni continue to advocate for students and build lasting change in many different roles and fields.
By joining Teach For America, you can help students live up to their potential and join thousands of individuals committed to creating a better future for all kids, families, and communities.
Video Series: Pierce Hand, Second Generation Corps Member
Meet Pierce Hand, an Atlanta corps member whose own Teach For America high school teachers put him on a different life path. In this video series, you'll hear about why Pierce decided to join the corps and what it's like to teach in the community where he grew up.
Who We Look For
Learn about the strengths that we look for in applicants to the corps.
Where We Work
Learn about the 46 communities nationwide where our corps members, alumni, and staff members work together to reach educational equity.
Check out our regions and the corps members, alumni, and supporters who live there »
How to Apply
Get all the details about our application process, plus tips about how to prepare a successful application.