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Teaching in the City That Raised Me

A first-year corps member shares why he chose to give back by teaching in the community he grew up in. 

By The TFA Editorial Team

December 17, 2019


First-year corps member Will (Greater Philadelphia ’19) shares why he came back to his hometown of Philadelphia to teach in the corps.

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Giving Back to Your Community

So, I’m actually from Philly. Coming back to the neighborhood that I grew up in, it means a lot to me. One of the biggest reasons I wanted to come back to Philadelphia was family and community, and I also wanted to be around the people that empowered me, inspired me. People that love me and care about me and will help me develop and give back to my community.