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Teach For America Houston our Work

Since 1991, Teach For America Houston has worked alongside our partners throughout our city to create opportunities for children in our most underserved communities.

Over the past 27 years, the corps members and alumni of Teach For America Houston have played an integral role in the progress for students in Houston. At the center of our contribution is the belief that all children deserve an excellent education and that it will take exceptional leadership at every layer of the system to achieve this vision.

In order to accelerate progress for students, we must activate our diverse network of over 1,700+ leaders to fuel systemic changes in education in Houston. We must leverage the scale and diversity of our network to drive innovation, learning, and collective action.

To this end, our priorities over the next three years include the following:

  • Activate the collective leadership of our alumni
  • Strengthen our capacity to recruit, retain, and develop the next generation of system leaders
  • Fuel a connected, inclusive, supported, thriving community of corps members, alumni, and staff
  • Build a strong institution


Corps members


+ Alumni who live in the area




School leaders

Tiffany Cuellar Needham

Houston '03

Executive Director

Teach For America Houston

Tiffany Cuellar Needham is the executive director of Teach For America’s Houston region. She is a 2003 Houston alumna who began her career in education as a fifth grade teacher at Coop Elementary School in Houston ISD.

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Regional Staff & Board Leadership

Annual Report

Download our 2017 annual report.

Media Inquiries

For all media inquiries, please email Mika Rao, Regional Communications Managing Director.