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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. Email us if you have a story to share.

 

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Alumni
May 25, 2017
Veteran John Fails on how Teach For America helped define his career path in the nonprofit sector.
One Day
May 25, 2017
Students working construction for school credit and scholarships. An app to save college students before they drop out. A project to hack school. See what’s on these entrepreneurs’ drawing boards.
Students & Communities
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.
Education & Issues
May 17, 2017
Coley Williams (L.A. '06), a licensed marriage and family therapist, shares how her corps member experience led to her current career path.
Students & Communities
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.
Alumni
May 10, 2017
From career educators and physicians to civil rights attorneys and entrepreneurs—Teach For America is a bold and diverse network made up of leaders from all walks and sectors. Voices of Change: A Leadership Series highlights some of the corps members and alumni who are tackling the systemic problems of inequity and partnering with others to make meaningful progress for kids and communities.
One Day
May 9, 2017
Shaving cream, Froot Loops, and beans – just a few of the things this Cleveland teacher is using to get students kindergarten-ready.
Education & Issues
May 8, 2017
With Mental Health Awareness Month in full swing, learn more about Headspace’s partnership with Teach For America and the benefits of mindfulness meditation.
One Day
May 2, 2017
Social entrepreneur Emo Kadiyski thinks his struggling home town of Vratsa, Bulgaria, can be a leading software development hub. He shares his story and vision with One Day.
Inside TFA
May 1, 2017
CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard outlines the progress of our recruiting efforts and her thoughts on a new external study about Teach For America’s impact.
Education & Issues
May 1, 2017
Teach For America believes wellness is as an essential part of your toolkit to be an effective teacher and leader.
One Day
April 25, 2017
A group of citizen-advocates scored a win when Houston Independent School District was persuaded to change its discipline policies. Now this network is taking on new fights.
One Day
April 18, 2017
Encouraged by a favorite teacher, a student of Somali heritage has a goal: bring agriculture engineering expertise to her native Kenya
Inside TFA
April 11, 2017
After her recent visit to TFA–Appalachia, our CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard shared with Autumn Halberstadt (Appalachia '16) why she's hopeful for the future of rural regions.
One Day
April 11, 2017
Whether on a middle school dance floor, or on the gridiron for the North Florida Pumas, Jane and Shea Martin are playing for keeps
Education & Issues
April 7, 2017
Caroline James (Greater New Orleans-Mississippi Delta '12) overcame a variety of barriers to earn a coveted Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Read why talent alone was not enough to get her there.
Students & Communities
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.
One Day
March 21, 2017
Palmer’s No Wrong Answers podcast brings new meaning to using your “teacher voice.”
One Day
March 14, 2017
For hydrologist Lindsey Sheehan, getting stuck in the mud is part of the "coolest job ever"

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