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Students & Communities
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
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
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
February 24, 2017
Terrance Sims Jr. (Milwaukee '15), whose fourth graders' Black History Month project has been trending nationwide, shares why representation is key.
Students & Communities
February 15, 2017
Before she worked in the admissions office for one of the nation's top universities, Michelle Strausman (Greater Philadelphia '11) gained a holistic perspective of the challenges all students face in the classroom.
Students & Communities
February 2, 2017
The daughter of undocumented immigrants, Areli Carreon (Bay Area '15) is a first-generation college graduate whose eclectic talents have taken her to the pro football sidelines and the classroom as an educator.
Students & Communities
January 25, 2017
Gabriel Fotsing (Mississippi '10), whose nonprofit has connected students from low-income neighborhoods with an astounding $15,000,000 in college scholarships, knows the obstacles they face all too well.
Students & Communities
December 1, 2016
Michelle and Patrick Brown met as Teach For America corps members in Mississippi. Years later, the accomplished couple still holds the mission close to heart.
Students & Communities
November 9, 2016
These two Teach For America alums are helping level the playing field so that all students have a shot at earning a test score necessary to gain admission to their dream school.
Students & Communities
October 6, 2016
As an undocumented student who earned an Ivy League degree, José González lets his young scholars know they aren't alone as they embark on their journey toward higher education.
Students & Communities
August 23, 2016
Manny Macias (Los Angeles '13) overcame difficult childhood circumstances to graduate from UCLA. Now he's back in his hometown, utilizing the power of collective change to help a new generation of leaders reach higher education.
Students & Communities
August 19, 2016
Jay Renfro (Greater Nashville '13) runs an outdoor education program on his family farm in hopes of helping to transform his students into community leaders ready to tackle local environmental issues.
Students & Communities
August 17, 2016
Jonathan Choperena (Los Angeles '14), a former college cheerleader, has brought more than just school spirit to his Los Angeles students.
Students & Communities
August 10, 2016
After her college career on the pitch wound down, Alisha Woodson was unsure about her next chapter until she found her purpose with Teach For America.
Students & Communities
July 22, 2016
Teach For America alum Alexandria Lafci saw the effects of homelessness on her students. Now her nonprofit is combating the issue on an international scale.
Students & Communities
July 18, 2016
Amy Vaillancourt (Los Angeles '14) and the Sex Squad at Fremont High School are changing the way students learn about a traditionally sensitive subject.
Students & Communities
July 7, 2016
Barry Glasser (Rio Grande Valley '14) left the entertainment industry to join Teach For America. He soon discovered his next cast and crew were hiding in plain sight.
Students & Communities
July 5, 2016
2016 TFA corps member Danielle Mondragon, the first alum of the KIPP San Antonio network to return and teach in the network, talks about her educational journey, her decision to return to San Antonio, and her hopes for the future.
Students & Communities
July 1, 2016
Cristian Aguilar (Bay Area '14) has returned to San Jose to teach in the same neighborhood where he grew up undocumented—and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Students & Communities
June 30, 2016
To close LGBTQ Pride Month, first-year teacher Ammar Zia (Rhode Island '15) reveals how creating an environment of diversity and inclusiveness vanquished his initial fears of sharing his identity with his students.

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