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A group of Teach For America New Jersey corps members and alumni.

Learn more about Teach For America's work in the New Jersey region.

We started 25 years ago with 24 corps members and a single goal: build a future where every child in New Jersey receives the education they need to fulfill their potential.

Today, our network of 1,400 corps members and alumni drive change for low-income students across our state. Corps members and alumni teach in our classrooms, lead our schools, advocate for fair education policies, and work with community-based organizations.

  • Our alumni lead 17 of the 23 highest performing schools in Newark.
  • Our teachers and school leaders impact the lives of almost every Camden public school student.
  • We stay dedicated to this mission of educational equity in NJ. After their two-year commitment, 85 percent of our corps members stay working in education or related fields that deeply impact opportunities for students.

We believe in bringing talented and dedicated individuals into this work, supporting them as they lead their students in the classroom, and connecting them to a network in New Jersey that's working to expand educational opportunities from every direction. Change is happening here and we won't stop until all kids in this state receive an education that prepares them to pursue their dreams.

1400

Alumni living in New Jersey

560

Alumni teachers

“Teaching in Newark has been the most spectacular experience I’ve ever had. Come meet my children, their families, and our community. Come listen to them read, watch them write, and hear them discuss. Come spend a day in my classroom. Come see the vibrancy I see.”

Alexandra Madaya

New Jersey Corps Member 2014

Tia Morris

New York '98

Executive Director

Teach For America New Jersey

Tia is a lifelong New Jersey resident and has dedicated the last 19 years to improving educational opportunities for young people. Tia considers herself a warrior for social justice.

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