Our regional team is led by born-and-raised Michiganders and our staff and corps members are a combination of Michigan natives and transplants, all of whom have become fierce advocates of Detroit, and are proud to call Detroit home.
Michigan’s biggest resource isn’t the Great Lakes, its 20 million acres of forest, or its agricultural diversity. Michiganders are the biggest resource. We volunteer in our communities, check on our neighbors, and make their concerns our concerns.
TFA Detroit’s network of nearly 900 equity-minded leaders are committed to strengthening our communities and providing brighter futures for our young people. Leaders like Detroit ‘15 alum, Sirrita Darby, who founded Detroit Heals Detroit to foster healing justice for Detroit youth and Detroit Leads fellow, Toson Knight, who founded Caught Up Mentoring to inspire, mold and empower young men to be productive members of society.
While 80 percent of TFA corps members did not plan to work in education, 85 percent of alumni continue to work in education or careers that impact low-income communities. Our Michigan community includes 300+ teachers, dozens of school leaders, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and deans. With a deep belief in all students and your own innovative spirit, you can join our diverse network of alumni who are partnering with Detroit’s highest need schools to make an excellent education a reality for every single child growing up in our city.
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Total Alumni in Region
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Students Reached in 20/21 School Year
TFA Detroit corps member Abigail Gooding is a silent hero - Detroit Public Television
June 13, 2020
TFA Detroit alum Patrick Harris is a silent hero - Detroit Public Television
June 4, 2020
TFA Detroit alum Meenakshi Mukherjee is a silent hero - Detroit Public Television
May 26, 2020
For the first time, Detroit’s Teach for America teachers have been trained locally
August 2, 2019
Connect With Us
1938 Franklin St, Suite 111
Detroit, MI 48207-4037
Jacob Robinson - Director, Collective Impact (Jacob.Robinson@teachforamerica.org)
Terrence West - Communications Manager (Terrence.West@teachforamerica.org)