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Funding Impact 

For 30 years, Teach For America (TFA) has worked in solidarity with schools across Greater New Orleans (GNO) to transform education, bringing over 3,000 talented leaders to serve our community and expand opportunity for children, starting in the classroom.   

Now, more than ever, we need leaders who are 100% committed to creating the most equitable community for kids and families. Our region has worked together to rebuild after Katrina, advocate for safety and equity through the pandemic, and now must innovate around the increasing challenges of climate change. Collectively, we continue to battle barriers to realizing educational equity for all students such as systemic racism and trauma.  

These are not easy obstacles to overcome, but we can't give up! Our students are the people who will lead GNO through these crises and the ones to come, so we must be all-in for them, for their families, and for each other. 



Your Impact 

Championing our mission takes many forms. We welcome you to volunteer with our community partners, stay informed by following our blog and social media pages, and become a donor. You will drive transformational change across Greater New Orleans by joining TFA GNO’s diverse coalition of leaders that is: 


All-in for Students

Children need equity-minded, highly trained teachers who are dedicated to their academic and personal growth.


All-in for Teachers

This is a challenging time to be a teacher as they help students overcome the effects of trauma, the pandemic and Hurricane Ida.  


All-in for Community

We partner with the community to expand opportunity for teachers, kids, and families through impactful programming including our Policy FellowshipAlumni Coaching FellowshipThe Collective, and GNO Outreach.


Your Gift

By joining our base of dedicated supporters, you could:  

  • $120 (or $10 monthly) –Give our deserving teachers access to an opportunity to connect with each other and the community through volunteer engagements and wellness events. 
  • $500 (or $40 monthly) –Support four hiring events that ensure qualified teachers are prepared and ready to start on the first day of school.  
  • $1000 (or $83 monthly) -Give access to innovative professional development opportunities like our Alumni Coaching Fellowship which train a cadre of future teacher-leaders to coach, support, and guide their colleagues towards excellent, equitable outcomes for students. 
  • $1,500 (or $125 monthly) -Facilitate our recruitment efforts to bring and retain more talented, equity-minded teachers to Greater New Orleans. 
  • $2,500 (or $208 monthly) -Expand our work beyond the classroom with flagship programs like our Policy Fellowship, giving corps members and alumni the opportunity to engage in policy development for the purposes of elevating their leadership to create and sustain transformational change. 
  • $5,000 (or $416 monthly)- Offset costs related to training and support during one year of TFA’s two-year service commitment. 


Our Champions

Corporate, Foundation, and Public Support

Lead Investor 


Doris & Donald Fisher Fund

The Walton Family Foundation  

U.S. Department of Education 

The Booth-Bricker Fund 

Entergy Corporation  

Goldring Family Foundation & Woldenberg Foundation 



Bloomberg Philanthropies

Volunteer Louisiana


Pro Bono Publico Foundation


Baptist Community Ministries 

Capital One Financial Corporation  

Volunteer Louisiana  

Gustaf W. McIlhenny Foundation 

The Selley Foundation 


Allstate Sugar Bowl 


Freeport-McMoran Foundation 

Regions Bank 

The Toler Foundation 

The College Football Playoff Foundation Fund of the Dallas Foundation 

The Ella West Freeman Foundation 

Eugenie and Joseph Jones Family Foundation 

Jones Walker L.L.P. 


Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation  

United Way of Southeast Louisiana 


Burkedale Foundation 

Eason Weinmann Foundation 

Lauricella Land Company Foundation 

New Orleans City Council 





Sherrill Family Foundation  



Tabitha and Michael Lewis Fund



Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Blessey 

Loving Family Fund 

Pat and William H. Shane 

Sarah N. and Thomas M. Usdin 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Thomas Lewis Fund 

Cathy and Mark McRae 

Pattabi Seshadri of the Boston Consulting Group, in honor of the employees of Entergy 

William & Jane Sizeler 



Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. and Ann Boh 

Mr. and Mrs. George Perry Eastman III 

Wendy Hornbuckle

Joel Kurtzberg

Dana and Louis Shepard Donor Advised Fund 

Kia and Christian Brown 

Claire & John Carrere 

Laura H. Hoenig 

Sally and James M. Lapeyre, Jr. 

David G. Perlis 

Lamar & Michelle Villere