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Teach for america greater cleveland

Join a community of collective, creative, courageous and contextually convicted leaders who are accelerating the pace of change for kids in Ohio.

Ohio is the birthplace of the Wright Brothers and aviation, home to the country’s first professional baseball team, and full of sprawling parks and cultural institutions. 

It's a region with much to offer. But there can also be stark differences in the opportunities available for students. 

During the 2016 -2017 school year, less than 40% of students in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Cleveland earned a proficient score on the 8th grade English Language Arts exam, compared to over 84% of students in neighboring suburban districts. This pattern extends to all 24 testing and performance indicators tracked by the Ohio Department of Education, including math, science, and chronic absenteeism. 

We know that change is possible, and that when children are held to high expectations and invested in their education, there is no limit to their success. 

In partnership with students, families, businesses, local leaders, our alumni network, and the community at large, we’re working to give all of our region’s children access to the freedom that comes with an excellent education.