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The power of a national movement, the focus of a deep local presence. Change is happening in Colorado and we need leaders to join us.
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Changemakers Come to Colorado

Home to unparalleled natural beauty and a flourishing economy, it is no wonder Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country. With a pioneering spirit dating back to the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Colorado has long attracted fearless, innovative leaders and entrepreneurs eager to play an active role in moving the state forward.

Even so, the natural beauty and booming job market mask deep and longstanding educational inequity. Known as the "Colorado Paradox," our state attracts college graduates at higher rates than nearly any other, but ranks 50th in the nation when it comes to our own high school graduates continuing on to college. With more than half of Colorado jobs predicted to require higher education skills in the coming decade, tens of thousands of local students will continue to be denied access to opportunity around them.

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Our Impact in Colorado

The opportunity to reimagine public education is now. Since 2007, Teach For America has helped shape the education system in Colorado, driving dramatic improvements for kids. From gubernatorial candidates to teachers in the classroom, Teach For America's impact in Colorado Springs and Pueblo grows larger every year. In Denver, our members have a deep presence in 75 percent of high-poverty, high-performing schools and account for one in ten teachers and one in five school leaders.

Since our launch of the Denver region in 2007, 50,000 students in Denver (up from 10,000) have access to performing schools. Such progress is impressive, but it has not been enough for the 40,000 Denver students who remain in underperforming schools. The next phase of innovation will require bold leaders, and that’s where you fit in.

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Changemakers Wanted

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Colorado Corps Member Story: Community, Leadership, Connection

Teach For America is growing a movement of leaders working to ensure that all children get an excellent education. Hassan Casanova, TFA-CO '16 alum, shares what is possible when a teacher truly believes in an excellent education for every single one of his students.

Teaching Certification and Graduate School

Colorado supports corps members in obtaining their initial teaching license in the state through required professional development and close partnership with our two licensing partners, Relay and ASPIRE. Both partners also offer optional Master’s degree programs that corps members can complete during their second year of service.

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Local Leadership

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James Curran

Phoenix '05

Interim Executive Director

TFA Colorado

Jim Curran is a Senior Vice President, Regional Field Executive and is currently the interim executive director for TFA Colorado. Jim started his career as a 2005 Phoenix corps member, teaching 4th grade in Laveen, AZ. He spent most of his career in South Dakota and was the executive director there for ten years.

Profiles in Resilience

Over the last few years, Colorado corps members and alums have shown up stronger than ever to support our state’s most underserved students. These are their stories.

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Your gifts help our effort to find, support, and develop a network of leaders to ensure all students in Colorado have the opportunity to attain excellent educations.