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Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
June 22, 2018
TFA alumni are working tirelessly to advocate for families impacted by shifting immigration policies.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
June 7, 2018
For Pride Month, we’re celebrating four TFA alumni who are making a positive change for LGBTQ+ children and educators in their communities through regional PRISM chapters.
Students & Communities
By Thomasena Thomas
June 4, 2018
A first-generation college student and participant in TFA’s RISE: Student Leadership Conference calls for career and technology education programs to be made available to all students.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 4, 2018
We’re honoring TFA alumni from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities who are working to expand opportunities for all children.
Students & Communities
By Ernesto Godinez
April 27, 2018
A participant in TFA’s Impact: Spring Break program—and 2019 corps member—explains how he was inspired to dedicate himself to working for educational equity.
Students & Communities
April 18, 2018
The alum-led Pizza Poetry Project is a delicious celebration of National Poetry Month, youth voice, and the vibrant youth literary community in New Orleans.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 9, 2018
The unique connections between students and Teach For America corps members that endure to this day.
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
April 6, 2018
Founded by Teach For America alumni, Gardeneers is aiming to give underserved Chicago students access to gardening experiences while teaching them about healthy eating and becoming active community members.
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
March 22, 2018
An alumni-led nonprofit, the South Ward Children’s Alliance, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood $30 million grant.
Students & Communities
By Laura Zingg
March 19, 2018
Samantha Lurie (St. Louis ’08) launched the Show Me Costa Rica program to give her 9th graders an opportunity to see the world. Now in its sixth year, the program is spreading to other nearby St. Louis schools.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 14, 2018
This Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating organizations founded by TFA alumni that are working to encourage the next generation of girls.
Students & Communities
By Elisa Villanueva Beard
March 14, 2018
Since launching in 1993, AmeriCorps has been essential to Teach For America’s work to develop leaders for educational equity and excellence and help drive progress for students in communities across the country.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 7, 2018
Five after-school sports programs for underserved youth and the Teach For America alumni behind them.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
February 8, 2018
Profound Gentlemen began as an idea hatched by two institute roommates and has since grown into a nationally recognized nonprofit that supports Black male educators.
Students & Communities
By Robert Cook
November 13, 2017
This November, we celebrate the rich the legacy of Native communities and explore historical and cultural distinctions.
Students & Communities
July 19, 2017
Roland Wang (Houston ‘15) never felt truly connected with the AAPI community until attending a life-changing summit.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 17, 2017
How Hannah Lofthus built the award-winning Ewing Marion Kauffman School to help fill the gap and give kids in Kansas City the education they deserve.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 11, 2017
As Teacher Appreciation Week winds down, the parents of Julio Garcia (RGV '13) share why they're thankful for the impact teachers have had on their son—as well as Julio's choice to enter the classroom himself.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 29, 2017
Jason Wiser (Baltimore ’95) and his daughter's educational card game has caught the attention of one of the biggest toy companies. Read how Teach For America set him on his career path.
Students & Communities
By Terrance Sims Jr.
February 24, 2017
Terrance Sims Jr. (Milwaukee '15), whose fourth graders' Black History Month project has been trending nationwide, shares why representation is key.

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