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Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana

Our corps members and alumni are brave, innovative, equity-minded leaders working alongside students and families to achieve an equitable education for all.
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Since 2000, TFA has played an instrumental role in Chicago’s story of progress by finding and supporting diverse and equity-oriented leaders working at all levels of the education system. From the classroom to school leadership to the non-profit and public sector ecosystem that supports students and schools, we know that our network has been a force for change. Today, our network of 3,400 teachers, school leaders, and advocates impact one-third of the population of students in public schools in Chicago.

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20 Years of Impact in Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana

Local Leadership

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Anajah Roberts

St. Louis '10

Executive Director

TFA Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Anajah Roberts’ personal experiences navigating the city’s public educational system shaped her lifelong conviction and commitment to educational equity.  For the past twelve years, Anajah has served in a variety of leadership roles at Teach For America.  She brings her experience leading teams to bold visions to her role as Executive Director of Teach For America Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana. 

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Teach For America Chicago-Northwest Indiana is so grateful for our supporters. See our donor list here.

All gifts help our effort to recruit, select, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for students in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.