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Tamir Harper (left) is a high school senior. Sterling Grimes (right) teaches high school English.
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Greater Philadelphia

Over the last 15 years, Teach For America Greater Philadelphia has recruited more than 1,600 corps members to teach in our region's most overlooked and underserved communities, reaching more than 200,000 students. Our goal is for every student in Greater Philadelphia, especially the 60,000 living in deep poverty, to have access to schools that honor, cultivate, and promote their inherent potential.

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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.