Educating Their Educators
How a group of students found their collective voice to make change at their school and beyond
A Letter to 2021 Graduates
Teach For America's CEO tells this year's graduates their resilience is inspiring--and their leadership is needed.
Opening Doors for LGBTQ+ Students
For Pride Month, read about the essential role queer and trans mentors play for LGBTQ+ students.
Stop Over-Policing Black Girls
Our new columnist writes that returning to in-person learning offers the chance to rethink unjust disciplinary practices.
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