Are You the Type of Leader TFA is Looking For?
If these characteristics resonate with you, apply to join our network of leaders working to end educational inequity.
7 Skills You Need For a Career of Social Impact
Here are seven ways teaching can prepare you for a career of social impact that enhances your community.
Preparing for an Unprecedented School Year
This 2020 corps member shares how her experience and support from TFA prepared her for an unprecedented school year.
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