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Join a network of over 6,000 leaders who are creating opportunities for kids in the greatest city in the world!

New York is the biggest and most densely populated city in the United States, and is also the largest Teach For America region. Since our founding in 1990, Teach For America New York (TFA NY) has introduced more than 6,000 diverse, talented leaders to New York City’s high-need schools across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, where all first- and second-year corps members teach and where opportunity and student potential are limitless.

To address the realities of the city's educational landscape and grounded in our Theory of Leadership, TFA NY creates locally designed, community responsive programming to develop the unique type of leadership required of our program participants so they can successfully create change with students, families, and local communities.

NYC is renowned as a beacon of opportunity, but as long as our education system -- which both reflects our social and economic systems -- continues to produce highly predictable outcomes based on race, class, and zip code, we will never live up to that reputation. That’s why TFA NY's network of corps members, alumni, partners, supporters, and staff is dedicated to expanding educational opportunity and empowering our city's most vulnerable students. 

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Learn more about teaching in New York, including where Teach For America places corps members within the state, salary information, and details on certification and training.

1.1M

Students in NYC schools

75%

NYC students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

40%

NYC students live in a household where a foreign language is spoken

20%

NYC students have special needs

“I chose TFA NY because diversity is the most valuable aspect of culture to me and New York embodies that in its core. As a native to this city and a former student of the education system here, it is a personal duty of mine to support the students who are in the shoes that I once walked in.”

Randy Cornish

Ninth Grade Special Education Teacher, South Bronx Preparatory

New York Corps Member 2019

Our Regional Snapshot

Read our regional snapshot to learn more about Teach For America-New York's corps member and alumni network. 

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.