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The Bay Area is the land of innovation—where bold ideas become everyday realities. From liberation movements of the likes of Dolores Huerta, the Black Panthers, and Harvey Milk to technological advancements taking place in Silicon Valley, transformational change starts here.

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Unequal opportunity to determine and pursue a life path, falling along the lines of race and class, is one of our greatest and most urgent challenges.

Public education can and must break down these barriers to opportunity, especially here in the region that leads the nation in innovation. But, today, not all children in the Bay Area receive an education that will prepare them to succeed. We’re standing alongside our communities—Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, and San Jose—to change this.

Teach For America Bay Area enlists, trains, and supports some of the nation’s most promising new leaders in the fight for educational equity. Their commitment begins with two years teaching and leading in the Bay Area’s highest-need schools. It’s an experience that fuels a lifetime of impact, wherever their journey takes them.

Meet Our Leaders: Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus

Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus (Bay Area '09) serves as principal at Montalvin Manor Elementary school in Richmond, CA. She shares her all-inclusive approach to school leadership, and why she is committed to working with the community to provide an excellent education for her students.

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