Join a community of passionate leaders who are creating opportunities for kids in the D.C. Region.
Teach For America D.C. Region supports a vibrant community of over 3,000 alumni inside and outside the Beltway, and places corps members in the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Washington, D.C., is not only the seat of our federal government, but has also long been a center for Black American culture, arts, and community organizing. Just a few miles away, Prince George’s County, Maryland, is an area that's passionate about its roots, with strong Black communities and a growing Latinx population. In a city that boasts the highest proportion of residents with graduate degrees, and in a county that has long been the most affluent African American county in the country, systemic poverty and racism have shaped—and continue to affect—the communities we serve. However, you will see that both D.C. and Prince George’s County offer diverse opportunities to engage in a true ecosystem of educational justice.
Outside the school building, you will meet people from every walk of life: college students, Capitol Hill staffers, artists, musicians, families, and young professionals all contribute to our region’s unique atmosphere. In recent years, the District has also become a center for communities with roots in East Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, who join historic Latinx, LGBTQ, and immigrant populations.
When you join us, you’ll see neighborhoods that reflect this diversity, including the music scene of the U Street/Shaw Corridor, bilingual bookstores of Adams Morgan, markets and coffee shops of Capitol Hill, hipster bars and boutiques of the H Street Corridor, pop-up eateries of Union Market, eclectic nightlife of the 14th Street Corridor, the lush, diverse suburbs of Prince George’s County, and various family-friendly options across D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Washington, D.C., is one of the most walkable cities in the country, and the Metrorail, Metro Bus, BikeShare, and local car-sharing systems make almost any location a hop, skip, and a jump away. D.C. also consistently ranks among the top cities in the nation for having the most outdoor parks per resident—from hiking in Rock Creek Park to going on a nature walk in Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens to fishing in the Potomac River there are ample ways to explore outside.
Students identify as people of color
Students are economically disadvantaged
Students receive specialized education services
Students receive English language learner services
Our Regional Partners
In the DC Region we know that to achieve educational equity for all our children, we need to partner and collaborate with our communities. Below are some of the organizations we partner with.
- Corporation for National & Community Service
- DC Public Charter Board
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- Georgetown University
- Johns Hopkins School of Education
- Prince George’s County Public Schools