Making Space for Youth Activism
School leaders co-create opportunities for students to become civically engaged.
Finding Freedom Through Lakota Language
Winona Little Owl shares her family's story of how they're keeping the Native American language Lakota alive.
A Summer of Fresh Starts
Some Ohio students are getting a leg up on math and reading this summer. Just don't call it summer school.
Contemplating the Meaning of Home
After a meeting with President Biden, a Dreamer reflects on the tangled meaning of home for undocumented immigrants.
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