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Teach For America Eastern North Carolina

The Teach For America Eastern North Carolina region places corps members in 11 traditional public school districts, and six mission-aligned public charter schools. Over 115 corps members teach at every grade level, and 1,000 alumni are recognized leaders and innovators across a variety of sectors in the region. With corps members and alumni working in clusters across 12 counties, you’ll be able to build strong relationships with each other and other teachers as you work together to expand equity and educational excellence.

As an integrated part of a thriving community where Southern hospitality is a way of life, many corps members choose to live in or very close to the community where they teach, which may be the city of Greenville or one of the many rural areas across the eastern part of the state.

Living in the same towns as students allows corps members to engage with families outside of school through involvements in local Freedom Schools, coaching sports teams, or by offering off-campus tutoring. As a rural region only an hour or two drive away from the larger cities of the Triangle, Eastern North Carolina offers the best of both worlds. Our corps members have the tight knit community of a rural region with easy access to the amenities of the more urban Raleigh and Durham.

During their downtime, corps members enjoy hiking, camping, or rock climbing in the numerous state parks throughout the region, fishing or boating on Lake Gaston, visiting the many cultural and historical destinations, cheering on the Durham Bulls, traveling to the nearby Outer Banks, and of course, eating the local delicacies.


Students receive free/reduced lunch across North Carolina


Students scored grade-level proficient in reading on eighth grade state tests


Students scored grade-level proficient in math on eighth grade state tests


Students are considered college- and career-ready on state exams

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.

Meet our school partners:

  • Duplin County Schools
  • Edgecombe County Public Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Halifax County Schools
  • Henderson Collegiate
  • KIPP Eastern North Carolina
  • Lenoir County School District
  • Maureen Joy Charter School
  • Northampton County Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Rocky Mount Preparatory School
  • Sampson County School District
  • Vance County Schools
  • Warren County Schools
  • Weldon City Schools