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I Changed Careers to Make an Impact

New Teach For America corps members share why they changed career paths to join Teach For America.

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September 11, 2019

After years of working in their professions, two corps members share why they are passionate about starting a new journey in the classroom.

Why I Joined TFA as a Career Changer

Many corps members join Teach For America after spending years in the professional field. A former media personality and a former college professor share why they are excited to start a new career in the classroom and lead positive social change as teachers.

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“I wanted to give back to the community and help out people who may not have access to the same quality of education as my own kids do.”

Baltimore Corps Member 2019

“After 15 years in media, I did not have the passion for it anymore. I knew I wanted to go through Teach For America because of their mission and what it means for kids who look like me.”

D.C. Region Corps Member 2019