Learn more about Teach For America's work in the Connecticut region.
Our program is centered around our vibrant urban centers in Connecticut: Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport and Norwalk. Our City Teams foster partnerships with leaders and organizations in their cities to build coalitions. They are working in partnership with students, families, educators, and community leaders to develop a contextualized vision for student success. The result? Deeper relationships, community centered, stronger networks, and greater impact.
Our network extends beyond city limits as more than 700 alumni and corps members are contributing to long-term leadership in classrooms, in school and district leadership, in nonprofits, civic leadership, and across sectors to influence positive progress toward our state’s promise an excellent education for all kids.
A growing number of examples prove that when students’ needs are supported, when they are held to high expectations, and when their leadership is recognized, all students have the potential to succeed. Alongside our school communities and in partnership with equity champions across the state, we are working to ensure that these examples are no longer the exception, but the rule. Recent Corps Members at Bassick Highschool, Martin Rubin '18 and Ricardo Alvelo '18, are perfect examples of our teachers going the extra mile to meet students' specific needs through coalition building. This past year, they founded the student organization, the Bassick Brotherhood, in partnership with Bridgeport Public Schools administrators and the Bridgeport Board of Education Men of Color Coalition Subcommittee. Their charge was to provide their student members with the extra support and life education needed to inspire them to reach beyond graduating high school to achieve their career, academic, social, and athletic goals.
Get to know more about our corps member and alumni impact in Connecticut or hear from Connecticut Corps Member, Emile Ansari, in his second-year teaching Biology at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven
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