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Our Organization

Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who work to confront the injustice of educational inequity through teaching, and at every sector of society. Learn how we are driving impact across the country to achieve our vision that one day, all children in this nation will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education.
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Who We Are

We are committed to profound systemic change. As a collective force—educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community members—we fight for the aspirations of students and their families. Together, we shape the conversation about what's possible. From classrooms to districts to statehouses across America, we’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence and to lead.

Significant progress in educational outcomes is happening in communities across the country. And TFA alumni and corps members are playing an essential role.

Through teaching in our public schools and partnering with children and families in communities that are most impacted by educational inequity, this network of changemakers is helping strengthen the education system and shape the future of our country.

The Power of Collective Leadership

Collective Leadership

Teach For America's CEO, Elisa Villanueva Beard (Phoenix '98), on the power of the TFA network working together to fight educational inequity and work to "create the world as it should be."

Executive Team

Our executive team includes national and local leaders  who have devoted their careers to ending educational inequity, several of whom are Teach For America alumni. Regardless of whether they started their career as corps members, our executives bring decades of experience from the education field and other fields that impact education.

Regional Leadership Teams

Teach For America has more than 50 regions, each led by an executive director and an advisory board. To learn more about our regional leadership and regional boards, visit our individual region websites.

Our Regions

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors plays a critical role in developing Teach For America’s strategic plan and ensuring that we are able to meet the ambitious goals we set for ourselves.

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Lifetime Directors

Our Lifetime Directors have played a critical role on our national board for many years. We are deeply grateful for the ongoing advice, support, and advocacy that they continue to provide.

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National Advisory Board of The Collective

The Collective is Teach For America's association for alumni of color. The National Advisory Board of the Collective is composed of alumni of color who help lead national initiatives and provide strategic guidance to Teach For America's senior leadership.

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The Diversity of Our Network

Today, Teach For America is a force of over 69,000 alumni and corps members working in over 9,000 schools nationwide in pursuit of systemic change. Each of us brings unique strengths to this work based on our identities and life experiences. Here’s a snapshot of this diversity in action.