• Fight Injustice

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Who We Are As a Country Starts in Our Classrooms

Millions of students growing up in poverty lack the quality education that will allow them to succeed—just 6 percent graduate from college, compared with 61 percent of their more affluent peers.
The result?  More people are stuck in the cycle of poverty—and our nation is not living up to its ideals.
Teach For America works to eliminate this injustice by finding, training, and supporting individuals who are committed to equality and placing them in high-need classrooms across the country. Through this experience, they become lifelong leaders for a better world.


Find Your Purpose

Social justice is more than just a job.

Unlock Kids' Potential

Be part of something bigger than yourself.

Make a Difference

Not just a teacher, but a leader and mentor too.


At graduation, one of my students said, “I owe you the world.” I turned to him and said the same thing. The truth is I am not sure who of us grew more in those two years. - Mike Metzger (Phoenix Corps ’10)

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