Black Community Alliances



Black teachers play a profound role in the lives of their students and in the communities where they teach. This Black History Month, we’re acknowledging Black leaders in our network who work to expand opportunities for students in their communities. This includes Tiffany C. Taylor who, in addition to her role at Teach For America, serves as advisory board chair to the Detroit Promise Neighborhood. Read more about these 13 incredible leaders.


A middle-aged woman with chin-length black hair and bangs styled straight and in curls, smiling, wearing frameless glasses, pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, and a black blazer.
Tiffany C. Taylor
Greater Philadelphia 2004
Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer Teach For America
Being able to connect the dots back to kids and families reminds me day-in and day-out is that at the start and end of the day we are working to empower the next generation of rightful leaders of our local communities.

About the Black Community Alliances


Join Us and Take Action

  • In the Classroom
  • In the Community
  • On TFA Staff

In the Classroom

One in four black students attends a high school where graduating isn’t the norm. In classrooms across the country, Teach For America corps members are working with passion and commitment to give their students an education that will expand their opportunities in life. 

You can join them. Apply to the Teach For America corps today.

Listen to what Teach For America alum Dymir Arthur has to say about his experience.

In the Community

Just 2% of our nation’s teachers are black men. Students, schools, and the entire system are missing out on more than just educators, since “teacher” doesn’t begin to define the roles black men can play in the classroom.

In 2015, more than 21,000 people signed our pledge to say 2% is not enough. Now, we need to mobilize. Recommend a leader for a classroom today.


On TFA Staff

Each year, Teach For America provides identity-based professional development summits for staff. Our African American staff convenes annually for The Gathering. The Gathering 2015: Building Leadership, Advocacy, Community, and Partnership was held in St. Louis with more than 400 staff engaged in advocacy, leadership development, and community support experiences.

Find an open role on Teach For America's staff today.

In The News

A Real Black Teacher

We are an asset because we are affirming, because we are role models, and because we challenge them to imagine new possibilities of what it means to be black and low-income.

The Teacher’s Work

In the face of these realities, we have no time to waste. This school year marked the first in which the majority of public school students are minorities.

Black Principals: How To Strengthen The Pipeline

A TFA alum and principal sheds light on the importance of having black school leaders and how we can bring more into the fold.

Preparing for the College Shock

Young black men and their educators are asked five questions and discuss what it takes to survive and thrive in higher education.