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St. Louis Teach For America St. Louis Hosts Virtual 'Lead In The Lou' Recruitment Event

Teach For America St. Louis held a virtual networking and learning event to connect new recruits with alumni and education leaders in the region.

St. Louis, Missouri, February 1, 2021 — Over the weekend, Teach For America - St. Louis (TFA-STL) hosted its annual “Lead in the Lou'' event to encourage recruitment, innovation, and job opportunities within the Metroplex. Held over the course of two days, in partnership with WEPOWER, The Opportunity Trust, Saint Louis Public Schools, and a dozen other education organizations - the event welcomed more than 100 local and non-local educators to energize current corps members and networking with TFA-STL alumni and other educational leaders to unearth the following:

  • Receive a greater understanding of the St. Louis education landscape.
  • Learn from different organizations doing impactful and innovative work in education.
  • Garner insight regarding how other TFA alumni leaders have grown their capacity and impact in St. Louis.
  • Connect with a broad network of leaders and employers in the St. Louis region, including opportunities to learn about open roles.
  • Engage in knowledge and skill building through leadership development and career support sessions.

“This country and St. Louis, I believe, are [both] facing a critical moment where we really can rewrite the rules and shift power towards a radically transformed system and a radically transformed world,” said Charli Cooksey, Founder and CEO of WEPOWER and alumna of TFA during her keynote address on Saturday. Following opening remarks, attendees were invited to participate in several break out sessions during the course of the day and into Saturday grounded in understanding and addressing the gaps in the education landscape throughout the City of St. Louis.

To learn more about Lead in the Lou, please visit this link.

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with 350 urban and rural communities across the country to expand educational opportunity for children. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding leaders who make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Today, Teach For America is a force of over 64,000 alumni and corps members working in over 9,000 schools nationwide in pursuit of profound systemic change. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, they are reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, lead, thrive, and co-create a future filled with possibility. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Yinka Robinson