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Seeking equity-oriented leaders who believe in helping all students reach their potential.
To Fix Our Education System, We Need to Develop Leaders at Every Level Committed to Equity and Excellence
Elected officials with experience leading a classroom, strong relationships with students and communities, and a commitment to creating broad coalitions will drive systemic change that ensures all children will have an equal chance in life.
Cognizant and Teach For America Announce Winners of Annual Innovation in Computer Science Education Awards
Now in its second year, the awards recognize outstanding educators and individuals advocating for and expanding access to PK-12 computer science education across the United States.
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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
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