As we approach our 25th Anniversary, Teach For America is pursuing an evolved strategic direction that is rooted in the belief that providing all kids with an excellent education is possible within our lifetime.
Reaching this new milestone will let us know that the broad national movement for equity and excellence has succeeded:
95% of children living in low-income communities will graduate from high school prepared for success in college and career.
Why not 100%? For some children growing up with profound learning differences or in extremely exceptional circumstances, college is not the appropriate proxy for success. 100% of children deserve an excellent education that meets their individual needs.
Strengthen an inclusive, thriving, diverse community of corps members, alumni and staff who listen to and learn from each other and know we are in it together.
Help our teachers have path-changing impact with children, even in their first two years, and support alums in and out of the classroom to continuously develop their leadership contributions.
Catalyze leadership everywhere it’s needed, starting with recruiting the next generation of extraordinary people.
Watch our CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard and former co-CEO Matt Kramer share thoughts on the strategic direction at our 2nd annual What’s Next at Teach For America event in St. Louis
Find out what happened at What’s Next - St. Louis (June 2015)
Watch Elisa and Matt take questions from the Teach For America community on the strategic direction at a town hall during our 3rd Annual Educators Conference (July 2015)