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

53K

Alumni

6700

Corps Members

A Force For Change

Teach For America is a community of changemakers and coalition-builders. We are leaders who teach, teachers who lead. 

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.

Learn more about Teach For America's history

 

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.

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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."

The Diversity of Our Network

In 2017, 6,400 corps members led alongside more than 50,000 alumni in 51 urban and rural regions across the U.S.  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.

 

Corps Member Diversity

51%

White

49%

People of Color

17%

African American

14%

Latinx

6%

Asian American/Pacific Islander

1%

Native

43%

Pell Grant

33%

First in family to graduate college

Kevin Fang

Kevin Fang, MD

Metro Atlanta '07

Community Medicine Fellow in Pediatrics

Fang works with the most vulnerable residents in the city of Los Angeles. As a fellow and the only LA-based pediatrician in Kaiser Permanente's highly regarded Community Medicine Fellowship Program, Fang divides his time between seeing patients at various federal and community clinics throughout Southern California and teaching in Kaiser's residency program. 

Aisha Dennis

Aisha Dennis

Metro Atlanta '08

Attorney

Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of Texas

TFA prepared Aisha to be a successful attorney. The experience gave her a deep connection to high-needs communities, taught her how to build relationships, and made her a better advocate.

Michelle Strausman (Greater Philadelphia '11)

Michelle Strausman

Greater Philadelphia '11

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Stanford University

Now in her dream job in the admissions office for a top university, Michelle Strausman realized that a career in education was the perfect fit after joining Teach For America.

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Staff Diversity

52%

White

48%

People of color

20%

African American

12%

Latinx

8%

Asian American/Pacific Islander


1%

Native

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Our Community Alliances & Initiatives

At Teach For America, we value our partnerships with those united in our vision: students and their families, fellow educators, community leaders, and national organizations. Through our established National Community Alliances, we foster relationships and amplify opportunities for collective learning and impact as we work to improve educational outcomes for all. 

The Community Alliances and Initiatives speak to our core of our mission, values, and deep commitment to pursuing the same diversity, equity, and inclusiveness we envision for the U.S. and its Indigenous Nations.