Since 2003, more than 2000 Teach For America Greater Philadelphia corps members have educated and empowered our city’s most overlooked and underserved communities, reaching tens of thousands of students each year. We’re all working to ensure that one day all children in Philadelphia will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.
Our vision is for students in every community in Greater Philadelphia—especially the 60,000 living in deep poverty—to have access to schools that honor, cultivate, and promote their inherent potential. To ensure that our students will be prepared for tomorrow’s challenges, we know schools and the communities they serve need teachers, principals, and leaders who are fueled by educational equity.
In the last year, we have become more intentional with our approach and increasingly more effective in our execution. We have carefully crafted our work to reflect the needs and culture of our city. We operate with the belief that with our Radical Educators and Limitless Kids we can find an Alternate Philly that is committed to educational equity.
Teach For America’s corps members, teachers, and alumni work with students to achieve daily positive impact. We believe that with a diverse perspective and approach in our programs, we will all find meaningful ways to serve, lead, or partner to improve life opportunities for our city’s students.
Connect With Us
Interested in joining Teach For America?
- If you are an alum looking to connect with TFA Philly, please reach out to Claiborne Taylor
School & Organization Partners
- If you are a school or organization looking to partner with TFA Philly, please reach out to Sonia Szymanski