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Join a community of passionate leaders who are creating opportunities for kids in San Diego.

San Diego is a city for every personality. With 70 miles of coastline to the west, the desert and mountains to the east and north, and Mexico to the south, city-lovers and nature-enthusiasts alike can find plenty to enjoy in America’s Finest City. It’s a haven for international tourists and a playground for residents. It's difficult to ever leave.

San Diego may feel like a small city—especially compared to Los Angeles just hours north—but it's home to world-class restaurants, museums, professional sports teams, art galleries, and a thriving music scene. It also boasts the world-renown San Diego Zoo in historic and beautiful Balboa Park. With all that it has to offer, San Diego is also welcoming and down-to-earth. The year-round sunshine contributes to the friendly nature of San Diegans and corps members feel right at home in its many unique and affordable neighborhoods.

There are many great neighborhoods for our corps members to live in. Coffee shops, restaurants, and more tend to be located within walking distance of our corps members’ homes. Some of the best beaches in the world are minutes away—a perfect way for teachers to relax, have fun, and enjoy the beauty of San Diego.

Learn more about teaching in San Diego, including where Teach For America places corps members within the state, salary information, and details on certification and training.


Students in San Diego County are considered low-income.


Low-income students in San Diego will drop out of high school.


Low-income students in San Diego will graduate from college.


San Diego County seventh graders will complete a post-secondary degree.

“My experience has provided me with the opportunity to explore my passions and empowered me to step out of my comfort zone. Although San Diego is a great city, our students and communities still have a great need.”

David Suh

San Diego Corps Member 2014