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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside TFA
February 28, 2017
Teach For America is proud of the impact our DACA leaders have made on our corps, communities, and country. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about the program.
Inside TFA
February 28, 2017
Unless we unite around a pathway to citizenship, our teachers and students could face deportation.
Students & Communities
February 24, 2017
Terrance Sims Jr. (Milwaukee '15), whose fourth graders' Black History Month project has been trending nationwide, shares why representation is key.
Inside TFA
February 22, 2017
What should you include in the resume you submit for your Teach For America application? Follow these four pieces of advice.
Education & Issues
February 22, 2017
A critical support for Teach For America corps members and national service is at risk—and your help is needed.
Students & Communities
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.
Inside TFA
February 9, 2017
Teach For America's fifth annual School Leaders of Color Conference is just a few hours away. Here's a preview on what to expect in Houston.
Inside TFA
February 6, 2017
Before your interview with Teach For America, read our tips on completing the Recommenders & Reference List.

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