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Teach For America Delaware

We're small but mighty, and we're working to ensure that every child in Delaware attends an excellent school. 

Delaware corps members teach and lead in our shore-lined state in 10 charter and district schools in urban, suburban, and deeply rural communities. Alumni in Delaware serve in roles across these communities, including another 15 schools.

Delaware students face significant challenges. According to Delaware SAT scores, only 8 percent of students living in poverty are college-ready, 6 percent of Wilmington students, and 19 percent of all students statewide. Compared to college graduates, high school drop outs are four times more likely to be jobless, and 47 times more likely to be incarcerated.

As a Teach For America Delaware corps members, you'll be able to work in partnership with community and education leaders, legislators, and families to improve the opportunities available to students. 

8%

Delaware students living in poverty are college-ready

55%

Delaware students are not proficient in math

56%

Delaware students are not proficient in ELA

42%

Delaware graduates require remedial college courses

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    SummerCollab

    Born out of Teach For America, SummerCollab's mission is to transform educational outcomes for low-income students by equipping community-based institutions to execute summer learning programs. Many corps members and alumni are involved in this extraordinary program that works to combat summer learning loss. 

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    Leading Youth Through Empowerment

    Leading Youth Through Empowerment (LYTE) is an organization based around opportunity and access to help students obtain access to the highest quality education in Delaware. Founded by Delaware alum Ankur Arya, LYTE leads low-income middle school students to top performing Delaware high schools and then colleges through personal mentoring, rigorous teaching, and leadership skills. 

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    Delaware College Scholars

    Delaware College Scholars is a tuition-free, residential college preparatory program for 10th - 12th grade Delaware public school students held for three weeks each summer at St. Andrew's School. It recruits and prepares high-performing Delaware students from families of low-income to apply to, become accepted by, and graduate from competitive colleges and universities, with preference being given to first generation college-bound students. It is run by alum Tony Alleyne, and both corps members and alumni work there over the summer.  

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.