Since 2010, we've recruited, trained, and supported over 700 teachers in Detroit. During the 2020-21 academic year, 97 TFA Detroit educators are teaching in 20 schools impacting more than 7,000 students. Our region is home to more than 800 alumni who are continuing to promote educational equity from a variety of sectors including as teachers, principals, and leaders in educational nonprofits and social entrepreneurship, business and public sectors.
The city of Detroit and its people are resilient. We know our city is far stronger and full of greater character than the national headlines that try to define us through the lens of polarizing politics, financial instability, and decreasing population.
Across the city, positive momentum abounds through thoughtful entrepreneurship, creativity, and a belief in the renaissance of a once-great city. Detroiters know that our children will play a central role to the revitalization of our community. Teach For America Detroit is humbled to be one partner in this ongoing work.
Hand-in-hand with the community, we are working to make Detroit a place where our schools are pillars of educational excellence. We envision a city where passionate leaders fight to put students and families first so that we can proudly live up to Detroit's motto: "We hope for better things, it will rise from the ashes.”