When Parents Won't Give Up
A group of Minneapolis parents with roots in Somalia are getting a distinctly American lesson in how education systems work.
What the Election Can Mean for Our Students
TFA's CEO calls for the new administration to advance the cause of equity for children.
Checking In With the Class of 2020
Last year's graduating seniors are converting disappointments, surprises, and tragedies into life lessons for the rest of us.
Building Indigenous Futures for Ourselves and Our Nations
This Native Heritage Month, Native educators share why representation matters in the classroom,.
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