Investing in our future – together
We are a coalition of equity-oriented leaders working to reimagine and reorder the education system to expand opportunities for all children.
U.S. Students Need Well-Paid Teachers to Rebuild What’s Been Lost
Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard advocates for policies and legislation that support increased teacher pay and benefits.Read the op-ed in The Hill
Listen to experts discuss how they are working to help BIPOC educators flourish
In season 2 of our Changing Course podcast, host Jonathan Santos Silva (South Dakota ‘10) sits down with innovative nonprofits from across the country that are committed to attracting, training, and retaining BIPOC educators.
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.
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.
Working shoulder to shoulder with students, educators, and community members, Teach For America corps members support the academic and personal growth of students. The impact corps members have in the classroom fuels a lifelong commitment to their students and shapes the trajectory of their lives and careers.
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