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Milwaukee is a smaller “big city” ready to make seismic change in education. Being in Milwaukee means joining a community committed to co-creating an excellent education for all students. Join us.
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About Us

Since 2009, Teach For America has contributed to the fight for educational equity for Milwaukee kids. From teaching as corps members to becoming veteran educators and engaged citizens, the TFA community is ingrained in Milwaukee education. 

After 14 years, 550 corps members and thousands of students served, TFA remains committed to Milwaukee alongside our alumni, corps and community partners. At TFA Milwaukee, we envision students receiving a high quality education regardless of their neighborhood zip code. 

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Living Here

Living Here

Milwaukee's strengths are in its contrasts. Here you will find a community that takes pride in its history as an international brewing and manufacturing mecca that has also grown into an exciting and modern city. With nearly every neighborhood just 15 minutes or less from downtown, you can find Milwaukee residents eating on the restaurant-lined Riverwalk; attending a concert at Summerfest; watching movies on the lakefront; partaking in Wisconsin's traditional fish fry; enjoying the world-renowned Milwaukee Art Museum; taking in a Milwaukee Bucks game in the Deer District; tailgating at a Milwaukee Brewers game; experiencing the living landmark of the Mitchell Domes Horticultural Conservatory; kayaking along the Milwaukee River; shopping at the locally-owned boutiques in the Historic 3rd Ward, or simply strolling along one of the many urban hiking trails in Milwaukee County. 

Here, you will work hard alongside your students and partners. When you’re seeking to recharge, Milwaukee offers you balance in life.

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“My students faced unconscionable injustices inside and outside of school. I went to law school and focused on juvenile justice and education issues and returned to Milwaukee to fight to change some of the systems that limited my students’ opportunities.”

Amanda Merkwae

Advocacy Director, ACLU of Wisconsin

Milwaukee Corps Member 2011

Where We Work

Milwaukee corps members and alumni teach and lead schools across the city. The need for high-quality learning for Milwaukee students is high. 

According to state test scores, about 10% of Milwaukee 3rd-8th grade students are proficient in math and about 14% in language arts. On the ACT, about 27% of high schoolers are proficient in math while 35% are proficient in language arts. Less than ⅔ of Milwaukee students are learning at grade level. 

Milwaukee corps members join a coalition of teachers, school leaders, and community advocates who seek to co-create an equitable and excellent education alongside students and families. The efforts begin in the classroom, led by the teacher and the relationships they build with their brilliant students.

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The Teach For America Milwaukee community is incredibly grateful for all our supporters. All gifts help our effort to recruit, train, and support excellent teachers and leaders for students across Milwaukee.