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Teach For America Los Angeles finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children as teachers and lifelong advocates for educational equity. Together, we work to unleash the potential of our community's greatest assets: our students.
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About Us

Los Angeles is home to more than 10 million people. Its public education system is one of the region’s most critical services; its schools are places of academic achievement, social and emotional growth, nourishment, and joy for more than one million students.

No story about Teach For America is complete without Los Angeles. We are one of the first five Teach For America sites, founded in 1990. We also lead the country in corps diversity and support the third-largest alumni network with over 3,700 TFA alumni living in Los Angeles.

Teach For America Los Angeles is:

Teach For America Los Angeles is:

  • the county’s largest source of educators serving schools in low-income and historically excluded communities.
  • the county’s largest source of educators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color (BIPOC) or come from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • one of the county’s largest sources of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Special Education (SPED) educators.


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Teach For America's Impact in Los Angeles

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Our Alumni Network

Our Alumni Network

With almost 4,000 alumni in Los Angeles, we have one of the largest alumni networks in the country. Our diverse community of teachers, school and systems leaders, social entrepreneurs, CEOs, organizers, and public officials make big waves and continue to create lasting change for students and their communities.

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Living and Teaching Here

Living and Teaching Here

Los Angeles County is home to approximately 10 million people spread out across 4,060 square miles of palm trees, mountains, beaches, and sunshine. Our corps members are spread throughout the region and teach in 4 school districts and 15 charter management organizations, from Pacoima in the north valley to Carson in the south.

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Getting Certified

Teach For America Los Angeles works in partnership with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to guide all corps members through the teacher credentialing process.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requires all K-12 teachers to hold or be earning a teaching credential through a teacher preparation program. LMU serves as Los Angeles corps members’ teacher preparation program during your two years in the classroom.

Our Leaders

The Teach For America Los Angeles network is composed of individuals and communities across many spectrums, all connected by their commitment to reimagine and rebuild a more equitable education system. Read some of their stories.

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Your support helps us create a future in which all children in Los Angeles can learn, lead, and thrive.
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Thank You to Our Supporters

Teach For America Los Angeles’ profound impact is only possible because of the generosity of our supporters. Thank you.

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