About Teach For America

Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. In the 2010-11 school year, over 8,200 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members will be teaching in 39 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 3 million students.

This fall, Teach For America’s 20,000 alumni will be providing critical leadership — as teachers, school and district leaders; elected officials and policy advisers; and founders and leaders of education and social reform initiatives — to ensure all children have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. While only 1 in 6 corps members say they were interested in the teaching profession before joining Teach For America, nearly two-thirds of our alumni remain in the field of education.

For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

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