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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 four mission-aligned public charter schools. About 175 corps members teach at every grade level, and more than 900 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.

71%

Students receive free/reduced lunch

46%

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

32%

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

37%

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

  • Duke Energy

    Duke Energy

    Duke Energy has been supporting STEM teachers in Eastern North Carolina for over 15 years. Pictured above, Amy Strecker (E.N.C. Corps '03) who works for the Duke Energy Foundation, poses with 2018 corps members after giving them advice from her first-year teaching.

  • Biogen Lab

    Biogen Lab

    Biogen has supported Teach For America Eastern North Carolina through funding as well as by opening their community lab to all TFA corps members and alumni in the region. Above, Sequoia Aldridge (E.N.C. Corps '15) visits with students.

  • Oak Foundation Logo

    Oak Foundation

    Oak Foundation has been a strategic partner and funder of Teach For America Eastern North Carolina for several years. Their support has allowed us to create “Reaching All Learners” professional development for corps members. As a result, our teachers can better understand the many ways students learn and differentiate their instruction techniques.

Our 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.