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Students & Communities
December 1, 2016
Michelle and Patrick Brown met as Teach For America corps members in Mississippi. Years later, the accomplished couple still holds the mission close to heart.
Students & Communities
November 9, 2016
These two Teach For America alums are helping level the playing field so that all students have a shot at earning a test score necessary to gain admission to their dream school.
Students & Communities
October 6, 2016
As an undocumented student who earned an Ivy League degree, José González lets his young scholars know they aren't alone as they embark on their journey toward higher education.
Students & Communities
August 23, 2016
Manny Macias (Los Angeles '13) overcame difficult childhood circumstances to graduate from UCLA. Now he's back in his hometown, utilizing the power of collective change to help a new generation of leaders reach higher education.
Students & Communities
August 19, 2016
Jay Renfro (Greater Nashville '13) runs an outdoor education program on his family farm in hopes of helping to transform his students into community leaders ready to tackle local environmental issues.
Students & Communities
August 17, 2016
Jonathan Choperena (Los Angeles '14), a former college cheerleader, has brought more than just school spirit to his Los Angeles students.
Students & Communities
August 9, 2016
After her college career on the pitch wound down, Alisha Woodson was unsure about her next chapter until she found her purpose with Teach For America.
Students & Communities
July 22, 2016
Teach For America alum Alexandria Lafci saw the effects of homelessness on her students. Now her nonprofit is combating the issue on an international scale.
Students & Communities
July 18, 2016
Amy Vaillancourt (Los Angeles '14) and the Sex Squad at Fremont High School are changing the way students learn about a traditionally sensitive subject.
Students & Communities
July 7, 2016
Barry Glasser (Rio Grande Valley '14) left the entertainment industry to join Teach For America. He soon discovered his next cast and crew were hiding in plain sight.
Students & Communities
July 3, 2016
2016 TFA corps member Danielle Mondragon, the first alum of the KIPP San Antonio network to return and teach in the network, talks about her educational journey, her decision to return to San Antonio, and her hopes for the future.
Students & Communities
July 1, 2016
Cristian Aguilar (Bay Area '14) has returned to San Jose to teach in the same neighborhood where he grew up undocumented—and he wouldn't have it any other way.
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June 30, 2016
To close LGBTQ Pride Month, first-year teacher Ammar Zia (Rhode Island '15) reveals how creating an environment of diversity and inclusiveness vanquished his initial fears of sharing his identity with his students.
Students & Communities
June 13, 2016
We gathered a collection of reflections, photos, and videos from teachers, parents, and even district leaders, as we celebrate the 2015-16 school year and look forward to the next one!
Students & Communities
May 30, 2016
After returning to civilian life following nearly a decade in the Army National Guard, Riki Baker (Twin Cities '13) soon learned why her military experience was readily applicable to her new career as a third-grade teacher.
Students & Communities
May 27, 2016
In honor of #ProofPointDay, we caught up with Terrance Sims (Milwaukee ’15), who is using his experience as the first in his family to graduate from college to prepare students from his hometown for what lies ahead.
Students & Communities
May 26, 2016
As AAPI Heritage Month continues, a high school student explains the need for teachers to make his fellow young scholars believe that their identity matters—especially in a place as culturally diverse as Hawai'i.
Students & Communities
May 5, 2016
This week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and thank all of the inspiring teachers helping to shape our kids’ futures. Below is a selection of quotes from Teach For America corps members, alumni, and staff honoring some of their favorite teachers and the undeniable imprint they’ve made in their lives.
Students & Communities
May 3, 2016
Detroit '14 corps member Lexis Zeidan asked her third graders to write about Teacher Appreciation Week. One of her students, Matthew Olvera, reflects below.
Students & Communities
May 2, 2016
To kick off Teacher Appreciation Week, the parents of Julio Garcia (RGV '13) share why they're thankful for the impact teachers have had on their son—as well as Julio's choice to enter the classroom himself.

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