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We are committed to working towards one of the greatest Civil Rights issues of our day: educational equity.

Firmly believing in the power of increased educational opportunity, four Black Belt community members sat down at Mustang Oil, a diner in rural Alabama, and decided to work to bring Teach For America to the state of Alabama. Despite many obstacles, they secured everything necessary to guarantee 30 teachers a place to work in Alabama’s Black Belt beginning in 2010. Since then, the Alabama region has rapidly expanded across the Black Belt and in some of our largest urban areas.

Our alumni base in Alabama is rapidly growing, with nearly 200 alumni living and working in Alabama, taking on major policy roles, becoming principals, and bringing AP classes, ACT prep, and college-level work to their schools. While we are far from finished in our fight for educational excellence in Alabama, we have maintained the grassroots spirit that first brought us here, and we are committed to working towards one of the greatest Civil Rights issues of our day, educational equity.

45

Corps Members

190

Alumni in Region

Khadijah Abdullah

South Louisiana '06

Executive Director

Teach For America Alabama

A Birmingham, AL native and 2006 South Louisiana corps member, Khadijah became the Executive Director of Alabama in 2014.

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