How Teach For America Empowers DACAmented Teachers

Meet three teachers from California and Colorado and learn how DACA and Teach for America have changed their lives.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Recognizing the deep impact that immigration issues have on children, Teach for America became one of many organizations to stand up and invite DACA recipients to work as corps members. Today, young people with DACA status are teaching in communities across the country.

In partnership with the Emerson Collective, three Teach For America teachers share personal stories about the challenges of growing-up undocumented, and the huge potential that DACA recipients have to make a positive impact in their community.

About the Emerson Collective

The Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established by Laurene Powell Jobs, it centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment, and other social justice initiatives. It uses a wide range of tools and strategies—partnering with entrepreneurs and experts, parents and policymakers, advocates and administrators—to spur change and promote equality.


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