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Teach For America Phoenix

Teach For America Phoenix is committed to improving educational opportunities for students across the state. Join our passionate community of leaders dedicated to making a difference.

The Phoenix area is home to a diverse and thriving community. Over 4.6 million people call the Greater Phoenix area home. Sprawling across over 2,000 square miles and still growing, there is something for everyone in this vibrant metropolis. From food trucks to hiking trails to spring training games to art exhibits, staying busy is easy. And with over 300 days of sunshine and an average winter temperature in the 70s, outdoor activities are a must.

Communities in Arizona are increasingly focused on education with the majority of voters considering it the most important issue in the state. Arizona has one of the fastest improving education outcomes in the United States. Many elements of our educational system are truly world class. We are home to some of the nation’s top school—these include 12 gold, 38 silver, and 70 bronze medal schools in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation's best high schools. More than 90 low-income schools have earned an A grade. Arizona students have seen significant gains in reading and math in both fourth and eighth grade, closing the gap with their peers nationwide and leading the country in improvement. Graduation rates are also up with 77 percent of students now graduating from high school. But there is still work to do.


Arizona high schools sent 10 or fewer graduates to any form of post-secondary.


Arizona ELL students graduate from high school—the lowest rate in the country.


Arizona students are enrolled in a quality early learning setting.


Points separate Hispanic and white students' fourth grade reading scores (with white students scoring higher)

“I grew up in a single parent Hispanic household. When I found out that Phoenix was one of my options for Teach For America I recognized that I would have the opportunity to serve students and communities who grew up very similar to the way I did.”

Annemarie Donnelly

Phoenix Corps Member 2016

Neighborhood Highlights

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.