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Learn more about Teach For America's work in the Greater New Orleans region.

Teach For America Greater New Orleans began with just 45 corps members in 1990, and now has a corps of nearly 200 serving the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard. Additionally, there are over 1,000 alumni living in the region. Today, Teach For America corps members and alumni comprise a full 20 percent of the New Orleans teaching force, and over 50 alumni serve as leaders at the school or school systems level.

The community has seen rapid growth in student achievement. Join Teach For America New Orleans and help transform the educational outlook of students in New Orleans. 


Corps Members



Joy Okoro

Greater New Orleans '08

Executive Director

Teach For America Greater New Orleans

Joy Okoro is the Executive Director of Teach For America's Greater New Orleans region. Prior to that, she led as an integral member of the TFA regional leadership team holding multiple positions—most recently Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer.

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Alumni Affairs

Jeffrey Fingerman, Managing Director, Leadership Development