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All of New York City's 1 million students have the potential to be the leaders our city needs. Teach For America New York corps members, alumni, schools, and partners are working together to make sure all children in NYC have the opportunity to attend great neighborhood schools that support, inspire, and challenge them to become those leaders.

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Since our founding in 1990, Teach For America New York has played a leading role in NYC’s movement for educational equity. We have introduced close to 6,000 promising leaders to New York City schools. With incoming corps sizes ranging from 100 to 500+, TFA corps members have helped to meet critical needs for diverse talent in hard-to-staff areas—special education, STEM, and early childhood education—in low-income neighborhoods that have difficulty attracting and retaining qualified teachers.

Our corps members and alumni are among the group of bold leaders who have helped to change the prevailing ideology about what is possible for kids of color from low-income backgrounds. Their classrooms and schools serve as proof points, demonstrating that with high expectations, clear vision and goals, solid plans and strong execution, all students can achieve at high levels.

Today, Teach For America is striving to reach a bold goal: By 2030, twice as many children in communities where we work will reach key educational milestones indicating they are on a path to economic mobility and co-creating a future filled with possibility.

The work towards educational equity is more critical than ever. Will you join us?

It Takes A City

A message on leadership and the power of pressing pause from TFA NY partner school Vista Academy.

Lead Today, Change Tomorrow

English teacher Iliana Mendez (N.Y. ’19) reminds us of the lifelong impact great teachers have on their students, both inside and outside of schools.

Inspiring NYC’s Students to Be Leaders in STEM

Jericsson Pichardo (N.Y. ’16) has introduced students to a world of science and tech-based opportunities, from LEGO competitions to 3D printing. And that’s just the beginning.

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