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Join a network of close to 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. 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. 

Since our founding in 1990, Teach For America New York (TFA NY) has introduced almost 6,000 diverse, talented leaders to New York City’s high-need schools across Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens.

To address the realities of the city's educational landscape, 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. 

Learn more about our community of change-makers by visiting our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

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 the NYC school system, the largest school district in the United States.


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.”

Randy Cornish

Ninth Grade Special Education Teacher, South Bronx Preparatory

New York Corps Member 2019

Our Annual Report

Read our Annual Report to learn more about Teach For America New York's corps member and alumni network.