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Teach For America Miami-Dade

Join a community of innovative leaders who are creating opportunities for all students in Miami-Dade.

Miami is a cultural melting pot that has been shaped by many Hispanic and Caribbean influences since the 1960s, making it one of one of the most diverse cities in the nation. With about 40 percent of residents being dominant Spanish speakers, combined with the thriving presence of Latin food, music, and art, new visitors may feel as though they stepped into a foreign country. In addition to being a leader in the hospitality and travel industries for tourist destinations like South Beach, Miami’s other neighborhoods are bubbling ecosystems for new business and culture. Neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Little Havana are a window into the proud immigrant community of Miami, offering authentic festivals and marketplaces.

In Wynwood, you will discover blocks of the most incredible art galleries and outdoor murals, hot new nightlife venues, and innovative start-up companies and social ventures. Brickell, Downtown, and the Design District are Miami’s Manhattan, the cultural, financial, and commercial center of South Florida.

If you’re looking to contribute to the city on a local level, you can plug into the 27 local social ventures started by Teach For America alumni. These partnering organizations offer corps members and alumni numerous opportunities, including fellowships and events, to affect change in the areas of education, public policy, technology, entrepreneurship, music, and more.

As our nation's fourth largest school district, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) holds an A-rating and have a nearly 80 percent graduation rate. M-DCPS is one of only four districts in the nation to show improvement in reading and math two years in a row. As we grow hopeful about the rising numbers, we know that a significant gap still remains between Miami’s highest-income schools and the schools in low-income areas.


Rank out of the 50 largest cities for educational attainment levels


Miami-Dade County residents are foreign-born, up from 50% in 2007

“The dynamic energy of Teach For America’s young educators has been an integral part of the progress made by some of our most fragile schools. We thank these motivated teachers for their courage, tenacity, and dedication, providing students inspiration, guidance and a valuable education to ultimately accelerate academic achievement, boost graduation rates and maximize college readiness.”

Alberto Carvalho

Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools


Neighborhood Highlights

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    Helios Education Foundation

    "Helios Education Foundation believes that every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a high-quality education. Teach For America Miami-Dade believes the same and that's why we are proud to partner with this organization in support of their efforts to better prepare South Florida's diverse students for success in college and career." —Barbara Ryan Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Helios Education Foundation

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.