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Twenty-six years. 53,000 teachers. 46,000 alumni. Millions of kids. That's a lot of students, and a lot of people working in and out of the classroom to expand educational opportunities in America. And everyone's got a story. Here is the place to share them.

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Erin McCarty (Las Vegas Valley '08), a product of Las Vegas public schools, has seen her career development from teacher to burgeoning school leader benefit due to her experience as a Teach For America corps member.
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.
In seven years, Daniel Feehan (Chicago–Northwest Indiana '09) has gone from teaching sixth grade to President Obama nominating him for assistant secretary of defense for readiness. Read about the role TFA has had in his remarkable journey.
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.
When Jonathan Howard's promising hoop dreams didn't pan out, he forged a new career path as one of the most respected teacher recruitment directors in the country.
Jonathan Choperena (Los Angeles '14), a former college cheerleader, has brought more than just school spirit to his Los Angeles students.
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.
Alicia Herald hatched the idea for MyEdMatch in an unconventional way. Now after merging with the nation’s largest teacher-recruitment platform, her company is here to stay.

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