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What Is Teach For America All About?

Hint: It’s all about people who are passionate about working toward educational equity and supporting each other.

By The TFA Editorial Team

January 15, 2019

What Teach For America Means to Me

Discovering a network of passionate, committed people. Working alongside educators who share the same mission. Alumni and corps members share what their Teach For America experience means to them.

We asked a few alumni and corps members to describe their Teach For America experience in a few words. Here's what they had to say:

“When I look at Teach For America, I see this collection of remarkable, passionate, committed adults.”

Tom Torkelson
Rio Grande Valley Corps Member 1997

“Thousands of alumni, thousands of new corps members that are waking up with the same mission.”

David Nungary
San Antonio Corps Member 2010

“Even when it gets really bad, there's a whole bunch of people around you that will support you.”

Miguel Solis
Dallas-Ft. Worth Corps Member 2009