Change the future for America’s students
Seeking equity-oriented leaders who believe in helping all students reach their potential
Teach For America and the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation Partner to Address the Social-Emotional Needs of Students and Teachers
A one million dollar grant from the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will support the expansion of Teach For America’s Social-Emotional Learning Program.
Connect with a community of changemakers and coalition-builders
Learn more about our alumni network
How Afrocentric Lessons Teach Black Kids to Love Themselves
Joseph Edelin (Houston ’02) writes about how a desire to deepen students’ understanding of their own history led him to design Afrocentric curricula. Also, watch as Ebony Payne Brown (Atlanta ’06) creates a culturally inclusive school using Edelin's curriculum.
What We Do
Teach For America works toward the day when every child will receive an excellent and equitable education. We find and nurture leaders who commit to expanding opportunity for low-income students, beginning with at least two years teaching in a public school.
children in the U.S. live below the poverty line
more children of color are born into poverty than are white children
of children growing up in poverty will graduate from college within eight years of graduating high school
The circumstances children are born into predict the opportunities they will have in life. But Teach For America has learned that dramatic progress is possible. It takes bold, grounded leaders working together, inside and outside of schools, fighting for the aspirations of children and their families.
We are locally rooted and nationally connected.
Alumni and corps members work in partnership with rural and urban communities across the country, inside schools and from every sector that shapes education.Learn more about our regions
corps members and alumni
of students impacted