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Dallas Fort Worth Our Community

Teach For America works in partnership with the Dallas-Fort Worth community to ensure that all children receive an excellent education.

Regardless of where you work, you will find that the Texas cliché of southern hospitality rings true. Dallas and Fort Worth warmly welcome anyone who is willing to put in the effort to improve the lives of the next generation. We are proud and fortunate to receive support from our community’s leadership—from mayors and superintendents to principals and parents. Together, we are working together to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed.

Both Dallas and Fort Worth offer big city lifestyle with the cost of a smaller market. Your experience as a corps member will combine the best of both worlds. After school, you can find your friends lesson planning at popular spots like the the Wild Detectives in Dallas or Avoca Coffee in Fort Worth. And on the weekends, spend your time experiencing a new favorite dinner spot in Deep Ellum or break a sweat running along White Rock Lake. Corps members live across the DFW Metroplex in affordable apartments or comfortable homes in neighborhoods like Bishop Arts, Uptown, Greenville, and West 7th. Dallas-Fort Worth is a place you can thrive.


Dallas' rank—among all large U.S. cities—for child poverty


of Dallas county graduates are college ready


of third graders are reading on grade level in Tarrant Count


of eighth graders in Tarrant County public schools complete a postsecondary degree

“Although I didn't know at the time of my application, Dallas-Fort Worth was the perfect place to kick-start my work toward One Day. The scope and breadth of education initiatives across both Dallas and Tarrant County have attracted individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to support efforts aligned to TFA's mission. I've been excited by the Metroplex's diverse and robust community of advocates since moving to Dallas in 2013.”

Whitney Holman

Human Capital Analyst, Deloitte

Dallas-Fort Worth Corps Member 2013

Our Regional Partners

We value our partnerships with local schools, districts, universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our partners play a critical role in creating opportunities for children in our communities.