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Teach For America South Carolina
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South Carolina

We are Teach for America South Carolina.

We are Educators. Mentors. Leaders. Community Members. Together, we see the potential in each and every student in South Carolina—no matter what. 

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The Palmetto State, steeped deep in historical context, is full of natural wonder, rich culture, and booming industry. One of the top 10 fastest growing states in the country, people are drawn to South Carolina for its desirable weather and substantial sense of opportunity. This industry and opportunity, however, is not equally distributed to all South Carolina citizens and communities.  

South Carolina schools rank 48th in the nation and the state is in the midst of a teacher shortage crisis. At the start of the 2017-18 school year, students in 550 classrooms were without full-time teachers. The shortage was compounded in our rural counties, with the Pee Dee region accounting for one-third of these vacancies.

With challenge comes opportunity—South Carolinians know we need to do better for our students and communities. As we approach our 10-year anniversary, Teach For America South Carolina is proud to work alongside a community of dedicated and robust partners committed to an equitable future for all.

As a member of the South Carolina corps, you become part of our story. You join a thriving network of diverse leaders working across a variety sectors with the shared passion for making educational equality a reality in South Carolina.