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We’re working with communities in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton as well as in Covington, Kentucky—to change the landscape of opportunity for children in the state of Ohio.
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About Us

About Us

The Teach For America Ohio region launched in 2020. But Teach For America has been a presence in the region for far longer than that—our TFA Greater Cleveland and TFA Southwest Ohio regions have both been serving the children of Ohio since 2012.

In that time the two regions—now united as a single region, TFA Ohio—have built a diverse network of almost 1,200 corps members and alumni. You’ll find our alumni working in a variety of sectors to end educational inequity—as teachers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit executives, consultants, lawyers, healthcare workers, and policy advocates.

But there is still so much to do to change the opportunity gap that exists between cities and suburbs in the region. We seek bold leaders and people with extraordinary talent to challenge the status quo and join us in creating system change.

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Living Here

The Birthplace of Aviation. The Mother of Presidents. The Buckeye State. The Heart of It All.

Through its history, Ohio has been home to innovators, risk-takers, thought leaders and change makers. From Cleveland to Cincinnati, Marion to Meigs, there are incredible things happening every day within Ohio's communities. Whether it is in bike shops or print shops, little pink houses or White Houses, in fields or in stars, Ohioans bring about a work ethic that is full of heart, loyalty and optimism. It sparks revolutionary change through inspiring others and providing the conditions that foster an innovative spirit that shows up in communities across the state - in big ways and in small.

Within the state lines, Ohio contains multitudes. It has many urban cities alongside rural villages, cornfields that lead to Broadway stages, a lakefront and a river front. It experiences all four seasons in earnest with all the beauty and power that come with each of them. It has victorious sports teams and cursed legacies that rally the passions of fans across the state. It is the home of 8 presidents, countless critical inventions, over 20 astronauts and even Superman.

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Clockwise from top left: Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky are just across the Ohio River from one another. Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland round out the five cities where our corps members teach.

Teacher Certification and Graduate School

Learn more about the process for becoming certified to teach in the Ohio region.

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Local Leadership

Meet the staff and board leaders powering our work in Ohio.
Jennifer howard

Jennifer Howard

Metro Atlanta '04

Executive Director

TFA Ohio

Jennifer Howard began her teaching career as a 2004 Teach For America corps member in Atlanta, GA. After her corps commitment, Jennifer first joined TFA staff in 2006 as a Recruitment Director where she led teacher recruitment efforts across the state of Ohio. Jennifer went on to teach at KIPP LEAD in Gary, IN before working in higher education at Northwestern University. Jennifer returned to staff at Teach For America in 2014 to lead the Greater Cleveland Development & Partnerships team. Jennifer served as Interim Executive Director for Southwest Ohio in 2020 prior to the merger of TFA’s two Ohio regions. Jennifer is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She received a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. Originally from Chicago, Jennifer has lived in Cleveland since 2013.

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Your generosity has allowed our region to grow and flourish, providing teachers to the school districts that most need their assistance, and training leaders who are passionate and driven to help affect our educational environment for the better.