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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 City is the biggest and most densely populated city in the United States, with almost 8.5 million residents. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, with approximately 37 percent of New York City’s population being foreign-born. Throughout its history, New York City has been a major point of entry for immigrants, and as many as 800 languages are spoken here. New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and it has a significant national impact on commerce, entertainment, technology, education, politics, and sports.

The city is comprised of a collection of five culturally diverse and distinct boroughs, each with its own character and appeal. Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Manhattan. Brooklyn (the most populous), the Bronx (the birthplace of hip-hop), and Manhattan (the most famous) are the three boroughs where Teach For America New York partners with districts and charter schools and where all first- and second-year corps members teach.

The wealth of cultures in New York permeates everyday life and all of the city’s institutions. From Wall Street to the bright lights on Broadway, you'll find Teach For America New York alumni. 

Nicknamed the city that never sleeps, corps members will find no shortage of options when it comes to music, food, and especially sports. The Mets, Yankees, Giants, Jets, Nets, Knicks, Liberty, Rangers, and various college sports teams all call New York City home.

To cap it all off, there are over 500 museums, zoos, historical societies, arts organizations, and cultural attractions across the five boroughs of New York City, where corps members can take their students on field trips or visit with family and friends on weekends.

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

“Whether in district or charter schools, bold leadership and a clear commitment to serving the communities of the Bronx is what makes the difference. This principle guides our work with corps members and alumni educators in the borough.”

Brian Wallace

Managing Director, Bronx Programs, Teach For America

New York Corps Member 2005

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.