Los Angeles is a city of reinvention, and hundreds of innovators are working alongside the community to create change for its students.
As our nation's second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified has been the site of myriad reform efforts, from year-round schooling and the small schools movement to mayoral takeover and the junk food ban. When educational policy is enacted in L.A., the entire country watches.
Learn more about teaching in Los Angeles, including where Teach For America places corps members within the state, salary information, and details on certification and training.
California teachers and principals expected to retire, as enrollment in state teacher preparation programs declines
Students we serve are eligible for federal free and reduced-price lunch programs
Easily one of the accessible areas of the county, Central L.A. is a popular location for our corp members and is brimming with landmarks and housing opportunities. Situated between the West Side (Santa Monica, Brentwood, Venice), East LA (Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights), and South LA (Exposition Park, Baldwin Hills) are the countless, distinct neighborhoods that compose Central L.A. On the north end you’ll catch all industry buzz Hollywood has to offer, while on the east you’ll find the growing eclectic, hipster communities of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and Echo Park. Koreatown in the south is L.A.’s most dense, apartment laden region, while Mid-City hosts a lively business and fashion scene.
The heart of the city itself, Downtown is the central hub for L.A.’s political, cultural, and business affairs and is home to the city’s most stunning architectural works, innovative public spaces, and a slew of exquisite eateries. Here you will find all of L.A.’s famous districts as well as the entertainment hotspots including the Disney Concert Hall, The Broad, Skyspace, and The Staples Center.
Our Regional Partners
We value our partnerships with local schools, districts, universities, businesses, and other organizations. Our partners play a critical role in creating opportunities for children in our communities.
Loyola Marymount University: Nearly all Los Angeles corps members will first obtain a university interim credential by enrolling in a credentialing program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) with the option of simultaneously opting into a master’s degree program.
Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Bright Star Schools
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Endeavor College Prep
Excelencia in Education
Girls Athletic Leadership Academy
Green Dot Public Schools
ICEF Public Schools
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD)
STEM Preparatory Schools
Valiente College Preparatory Charter School