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Teach For America Indianapolis Receives Funding from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for Continued Recruitment and Support of STEM Educators

October 5, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — This week, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced that it has awarded Teach For America in Indiana STEM Teacher Recruitment Grant funding. Teach For America was one of 16 organizations and colleges to be awarded. Overall, nearly $10 million was given to support programs that focus on recruitment, preparation, placement, and retention of educators in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Teach For America (TFA) works in partnership with Indiana schools and communities to address educational inequity by recruiting, preparing, and retaining educators to teach in underserved schools. With the pivotal support of the state of Indiana and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education over time, TFA has grown to play a central role as a STEM talent and leadership development engine for Indiana schools, school systems, and sectors impacting education, all to support the effort for a world-class system of education for all kids.

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, a leader on the national stage,” said Amar Patel, Executive Director of Teach For America Indianapolis. “Quality STEM education in K-12 is a critical foundation for our youth to access post-secondary education and careers that support a life of choice and empowerment while contributing to the growth of a thriving Hoosier economy.”

With this support, Teach For America will grow the number and racial diversity of STEM educators in Indiana.



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 system 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.