Teach For America

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Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. To do this, we recruit and select committed recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools across the country. We train and develop these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students. After corps members complete their two years in the corps, we foster their leadership as alumni as they strive to expand educational opportunity from all sectors. This year, more than 8,600 corps members are teaching 500,000 students in 52 regions across the country. They join more than 42,000 alumni of our program in a force of more than 50,000 leaders working toward a revolution in America's education system.

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Stand Up for A Great Education for Every Child in America

In America today, more than 16 million kids are growing up in poverty. One in three of them will not graduate from high school. Of those who do, only a small group will go on to earn a college degree. This is an injustice to America’s kids and to all of us who believe in the ideals this country was founded upon.  You can help change this. Take the pledge for equity and excellence in education to express your support for all of America's kids. Working together, we will help all kids reach their full potential. We will break through the numerous forces behind this injustice—racism, outdated policies, lack of resources, and much more. We must come together as students, teachers, parents, activists, elected officials, and engaged citizens to disrupt the causes of injustice and create solutions. We will create a more fair, equitable, and top-notch educational system in our lifetime. Please stand up for educational equity and excellence for America’s kids.

Teach For America
16,439 supporters

Join the Fight for Educational Equity and Excellence

In America today, more than 16 million kids are growing up in poverty. One in three of them will not graduate from high school. Of those who do, only a small group will go on to earn a college degree. This is an injustice to America’s kids and to all of us who believe in the ideals this country was founded upon. You can help change this. Take the pledge for equity and excellence in education to express your support for all of America's kids.

Teach For America
16,439 supporters

Pledge Your Commitment to Educational Equity & Excellence

You are a proud member of Teach For America’s community of students, teachers, principals, system leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, elected officials, and engaged citizens. You believe all children in this nation deserve the opportunity to attain an excellent education. You’ve taken actions to achieve this goal in your career and personal life. Now is the time for all of us to show the collective power of our movement. Sign the pledge to affirm your commitment to achieving education equity and excellence in our lifetime. You can leave a comment in the box on the right to tell everyone what you’re doing to make this happen. 

Teach For America
16,439 supporters