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
Dallas County adults hold a two- or four-year degree, below the 60% goal for the year 2025
Tarrant County graduates is ready to succeed in college
Dallas County graduates is ready to succeed in college
“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.”
Dallas-Fort Worth at a Glance
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.
Teach For America is proud to work with four primary district partners across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex:
- Dallas ISD
- Fort Worth ISD
- Uplift Education
- KIPP DFW
With Dallas ISD as Teach For America’s largest district partner in 2016, this district accounts for 60 percent of where our corps members work.
Our university partners include:
- Southern Methodist University in Dallas
- Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth
Our community partners include:
- Big Thought
- Border Crossers
- Momentous Institute
- Teaching Trust
Our corporate partners include:
- Bank of America
- Northrop Grumman
- Sammons Enterprises
- State Farm
- Texas Instruments