Since 2003, more than 1,700 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.
Teach For America is a network of diverse leaders working to transform the education landscape in Philadelphia. Our corps members begin this work with a commitment to teach at least two years in an under-resourced school. As an organization, we support them to make above average progress with their students. Informed and inspired by their students, Teach For America alumni continue their commitment to educational equity from a variety of leadership roles - remaining in the classroom, ascending to school leadership, or entering other sectors like law, policy and non-profit organizations, influencing every field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.
Our region’s nearly 1,500 corps members and alumni work across sectors to improve student outcomes and drive systemic change. After their initial two-year teaching commitment, over two-thirds of our alumni stay in education or education-related fields, and nearly 10% of all Philadelphia principals are TFA alumni. Our alumni serve in many key roles in the city including Assistant Superintendents in the School District of Philadelphia, Mastery, and KIPP Charter networks, policy leaders working in the Mayor’s office and with multiple city council people, founders of start-ups in ed tech and education innovation, and leaders of nonprofits.
Connect With Us
Interested in joining Teach For America?
For general inquiries please reach out to Trish Gannon.
- 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