Through education, our students will gain the knowledge and skills to contribute to a stronger, more vibrant Detroit. That is why we recruit emerging leaders from throughout the country to join our community, serve its students, and make this city their home. Our training and ongoing support ensures these high-achieving professionals create the transformational growth in their classrooms and their schools that is essential for positively changing the life trajectories of our kids.
While the challenges of financial instability, decreasing population, and high crime rates are present, Detroit is a place of resilience. Across the city, positive momentum abounds through thoughtful entrepreneurship, creativity, and a belief in the renaissance of a once-great city. Detroiters believe that better times lie ahead, and our children must play a central role. Teach For America-Detroit is humbled to take part in this continued revitalization.
Our regional term is led by a born-and-raised Detroiter, and we employ a diverse staff of Michigan natives and transplants that has developed unparalleled pride in the Motor City. Like our staff, our corps and alumni reflect a large pool of both local and national talent.
Hand-in-hand with the community, we strive to make Detroit the home of schools that are national exemplars of educational excellence. Our city will be the place where bold 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.”
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