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Twenty-five years. 50,000 teachers. 42,000+ alumni. Millions of kids. That's a lot of students, and a lot of people working in and out of the classroom to expand educational opportunities in America. And everyone's got a story. Here is the place to share them.

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Why I Teach For America

Dr. LaKimbre Brown
Phoenix 1999

It gives me a sense of limitless possibility if we are all working and fighting the fight together.

Hunter Pierson
Hunter Pierson
The Bay Area 2001

America only works if we have equality of opportunity—the only way to have that is if every kids gets a great education.

Natalia Chabebe
New York 2012

To see that you’re someone they look up to is so heartwarming, and it just makes me feel purposeful.