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A group of TFA corps member and alumni Social Innovation Award winners.

The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Social Innovation Award recognizes bold, new innovations that expand opportunities for students in low-income communities and address the root causes of educational inequity.

Honoring Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock

This award was renamed in honor of Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock, fierce advocates of educational equity and excellence. As a pioneer in the early days of Silicon Valley, Arthur has been a key driver of TFA's social entrepreneurship and innovation work. Toni has left an indelible mark on the legal profession as the first woman to be named partner at a major law firm in California and continues to be a leading advocate of equity through her philanthropic work.

About the Social Innovation Award

This annual competition brings together budding alumni and corps member entrepreneurs to compete for up to $100,000 in funding to develop social ventures focused on eliminating barriers to educational equity and excellence.

Winners also have the opportunity to build their network by working alongside a supportive community of social innovation leaders, engage with entrepreneurial coaches and mentors, and receive national and local recognition through Teach For America.

We will share more info on eligibility and application process for the 2020 award soon!

Past Award Winners

Our Team's Mission

Teach For America’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation team inspires, accelerates, and invests in alumni and corps members who are growing and strengthening the movement for educational equity and excellence through careers in innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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