In America today, the circumstances children are born into predict the opportunities they will have in life. Our education system was not designed to enable all children to realize their potential or achieve their dreams.
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
While no single solution is enough to bring about an equitable and excellent education for all children, Teach For America has learned over three decades that dramatic progress is possible. Lasting change 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