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Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 9, 2018
The unique connections between students and Teach For America corps members that endure to this day.
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
April 6, 2018
Founded by Teach For America alumni, Gardeneers is aiming to give underserved Chicago students access to gardening experiences while teaching them about healthy eating and becoming active community members.
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
March 22, 2018
An alumni-led nonprofit, the South Ward Children’s Alliance, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood $30 million grant.
Students & Communities
By Laura Zingg
March 19, 2018
Samantha Lurie (St. Louis ’08) launched the Show Me Costa Rica program to give her 9th graders an opportunity to see the world. Now in its sixth year, the program is spreading to other nearby St. Louis schools.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 14, 2018
This Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating organizations founded by TFA alumni that are working to encourage the next generation of girls.
Students & Communities
By Elisa Villanueva Beard
March 14, 2018
Since launching in 1993, AmeriCorps has been essential to Teach For America’s work to develop leaders for educational equity and excellence and help drive progress for students in communities across the country.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 7, 2018
Five after-school sports programs for underserved youth and the Teach For America alumni behind them.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
February 8, 2018
Profound Gentlemen began as an idea hatched by two institute roommates and has since grown into a nationally recognized nonprofit that supports Black male educators.
Students & Communities
By Robert Cook
November 13, 2017
This November, we celebrate the rich the legacy of Native communities and explore historical and cultural distinctions.
Students & Communities
July 19, 2017
Roland Wang (Houston ‘15) never felt truly connected with the AAPI community until attending a life-changing summit.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 17, 2017
How Hannah Lofthus built the award-winning Ewing Marion Kauffman School to help fill the gap and give kids in Kansas City the education they deserve.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 11, 2017
As Teacher Appreciation Week winds down, 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.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 29, 2017
Jason Wiser (Baltimore ’95) and his daughter's educational card game has caught the attention of one of the biggest toy companies. Read how Teach For America set him on his career path.
Students & Communities
By Terrance Sims Jr.
February 24, 2017
Terrance Sims Jr. (Milwaukee '15), whose fourth graders' Black History Month project has been trending nationwide, shares why representation is key.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
February 15, 2017
Before she worked in the admissions office for one of the nation's top universities, Michelle Strausman (Greater Philadelphia '11) gained a holistic perspective of the challenges all students face in the classroom.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
February 2, 2017
The daughter of undocumented immigrants, Areli Carreon (Bay Area '15) is a first-generation college graduate whose eclectic talents have taken her to the pro football sidelines and the classroom as an educator.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
January 25, 2017
Gabriel Fotsing (Mississippi '10), whose nonprofit has connected students from low-income neighborhoods with an astounding $15,000,000 in college scholarships, knows the obstacles they face all too well.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
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
By The TFA Editorial Team
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
By The TFA Editorial Team
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.

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