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Where We Work

Each of the places where we work, called our regions, has a distinct story and a local community to join in helping all children reach their full potential.

Learn more about all of our regions below, or visit our Corps Member Placement Map to interactively explore the places where you may apply to teach.
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Corps Member Placement Regions

We currently place corps members in 38 regions and you can apply to up to three regions during the application process. You will have a chance to finalize those regional selections after your interview. Your regional selections have no impact on your chance of acceptance.

  • Use the Corps Member Placement Map, powered by Avela, to research regions in depth and filter by criteria that are important to you. 
  • Once you've identified the regions you're most interested in, use our Compare Tool to view details like cost of living, salary, GPA requirement, and summer training dates side-by-side and narrow down your selections.  

Alumni Innovation Regions

While all our regions are meaningfully invested in the impact of their local alumni networks, select regions are focusing on a new approach to alumni leadership, learning, and impact, and not bringing in a corps at this time. 

Alumni Innovation Regions will focus primarily on developing alumni-specific programming as a key lever to drive local impact. Their efforts will produce insights and accelerate organizational learning to reach our 10 year goal: 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 a future filled with possibility.

All Regions

Click on a region below to learn about the region's history, community, and impact in greater detail. 

High Need Regions

Consider teaching in a region where the need for leaders committed to educational equity is highest. Learn more about high need regions below.

    Kansas City

    Kansas Citians are on a mission to fiercely champion, advocate for, and teach our youth. The region sits at the heart of America, and corps members and alumni are met with a whole lot of heart from the community. 

    Teach For America Kansas City

    Greater Tulsa

    Tulsa is a city on the rise where reconciliation, entrepreneurship, and collaboration are fueling change. 

    A group of individuals work on painting a colorful mural outside on a cement wall.

    Rio Grande Valley

    The Valley community is strong, proud, and determined with richness and diversity that sings of opportunity and collaboration. 

    Rio Grande Valley Classroom


    In Indianapolis, collective action for education equity is a result of the city's regional culture--and a moral imperative. 

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    Latinos will make up the majority of Arizona's population by 2028, yet education results for Latino students remain disproportionately low. Our students' and our state's future depends on changing these outcomes. 

    Teach For America Phoenix

    South Dakota

    The movement for educational equity within Lakota communities in South Dakota is all about self-determination. Students and their families are leading the charge for sovereignty over the education system. 

    Teach For America alumna, Mia Francis (South Dakota '14) greets her kindergarteners at He-Dog Elementary in Parmelee on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
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    Now that you've imagined the possibilities of where you'll teach, start your application!