Teach For America finds, develops, and supports equity-oriented leaders–individually and in teams–so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the classroom.
We envision a world where educators, policymakers, parents, and students are working together to ensure that their communities’ children have the foundation they need to learn, lead, thrive, and shape a better future for themselves and all of us.
In 2020, we set a 10-year goal for our organization's work. By 2030, twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility.
The educational inequities our country faces are deeply rooted in systemic racism. Solving them will take many interventions from many directions over a prolonged period of time. Teach For America’s contribution to the effort is leadership.
Our approach draws on historical lessons of what enduring change requires:
- Leaders both inside and outside of the system, working to challenge the status quo and demonstrate what’s possible.
- Those most directly impacted by injustice shaping the effort, alongside others with proximity to the complex issues.
- A broad and diverse coalition of people united around common purpose and shared values, translating lessons into policy and practice.