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A Teach For America teacher leading a group of middle school students.

All New Yorkers want the next generation to be prepared to lead our great city to live up to its reputation as a beacon of opportunity.

Like parents everywhere, NYC parents want their children to be equipped to lead independent, successful, happy lives. To make this a reality, all children must have the opportunity to attend schools that support, inspire, challenge, and affirm them to be the leaders NYC needs. 

While New York City has made remarkable progress, we are far from this vision. Schools that reflect and respect students’ culture and community have not produced strong academic outcomes. And schools that consistently deliver strong academic results often do so in spite of students’ identity and culture. We need local models of culturally responsive education.

New York City corps members have the opportunity to teach in one of three boroughs (Brooklyn, the Bronx, or Manhattan) at one of more that 150 partner schools. These partner schools include a mix of district and charter schools, as well as community-based organizations.