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Learn more about Teach For America's work in the South Dakota region.

Teach For America established a partnership with South Dakota in 2004 with 17 corps members spread across the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations. In 2013, our communities welcomed 41 corps members to the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Lower Brule, and Standing Rock reservations. While tribal leadership and non-Native American organizations have a history of limited collaboration, growing community voices have expressed how much they value their relationships with Teach For America teachers. Shoulder-to-shoulder with our community partners, we're striving toward college-readiness, cultural awareness, and identity-rooted pride for all Native students living on reservations in South Dakota.

Jim Curran

Phoenix '05

Executive Director

Teach For America South Dakota

An alumnus of the 2005 Phoenix corps, Jim moved to South Dakota to work as a manager of teacher leadership development. During that time, he built strong relationships with members of the tribal communities and developed a deep belief in the potential of the region's students.

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