Join a network of over 5,600 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 5,600 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 corps members will need to successfully create change together with students, families, and local communities. This year, we are also introducing new professional development and support focused on developing trauma-informed teaching practices from partner organization Ramapo for Children so corps members can further support their students and themselves.
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 is dedicated to expanding educational opportunity and empowering our city's most vulnerable students.
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.
Students in NYC schools
NYC students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
NYC students live in a household where a foreign language is spoken
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 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.”
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.
East Harlem Tutorial Prep
Here to Here
KIPP Through College
Lutheran Social Services of New York
NYC Men Teach
Peer Health Exchange
Practice Makes Perfect
Prep for Prep