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Teach For America (TFA)

Mission

TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.

Overview

TFA recruits, develops, and supports equity-minded systems leaders so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the classroom. TFA recruits outstanding individuals to make a life-long commitment that begins with two years of teaching in a high-need public school. During these two years in the classroom, corps members go beyond traditional expectations to advance the academic and personal growth of their students. In partnership with schools, families, universities, and community organizations, TFA provides initial training, ongoing professional development, and access to an unparalleled resource and support network. TFA presently supports 60,000 leaders across the country as they expand their perspectives, knowledge, and skills as educators, advocates, and systems-change leaders.

Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2022: Program support to recruit and retain educators.
  • 2021: Program support to enhance the volume and diversity of the TFA teacher talent pipeline in Marion County.