Teachers who share the backgrounds of their students do more than just teach their students the possibilities; they show them. The African American Community Initiative works in solidarity with the African American community to dramatically increase the number of black men and women who choose teaching as a career. Today, Teach For America places more African American teachers in classrooms than does any other single entity.
Yet teachers alone can’t solve the challenges black children face. It will take a village of individuals, organizations, schools, and families working together to expand opportunity. The African American Community Initiative is taking action—in the community, in the classroom, and on staff—to build that village.
Email us at AfAmpartnerships@teachforamerica.org to learn more.