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Teach For America, Inc.

New York, NY   |  http://www.teachforamerica.org/

Mission

Teach For America 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.

Ruling year info

1993

CEO

Elisa Villanueva Beard

President & COO

Jemina Bernard

Main address

25 Broadway 12th Floor

New York, NY 10004 USA

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EIN

13-3541913

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Millions of students growing up in poverty lack the quality education that will allow them to succeed—just 8 percent graduate from college by age 24, compared with 80 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.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Corps Member Recruitment, Selection and Placement

TFA recruits and selects a teaching corps of outstanding college graduates to teach the nation’s most underserved students. The recruitment and selection process includes scheduling and attending on and off campus recruiting events, processing applications, and conducting day-long interview sessions in multiple sites across the country. TFA places corps members in various urban and rural regions throughout the United States and provides assistance to the corps members through a need based financial aid program to support them with their moves to these regions.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

In each region, TFA has regional offices, which are responsible for placing corps members in schools, monitoring progress throughout their two-year commitment, providing opportunities for ongoing leadership and/or educator professional development, and helping corps members to feel part of a national corps.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

TFA has an alumni base of former corps members all over the world. These individuals present a powerful opportunity to continue to expand educational opportunity. TFA engages in activities that support and encourage alumni to continue to work in education and across sectors to address issues negatively impacting low income communities - most notably focused on information/knowledge dissemination and networking. TFA also supports alumni via activities intended to develop alumni in leadership practice and/or specific programmatic areas: classroom practice, school leadership, school systems leadership, policy/organizing work, and social entrepreneurship.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Teach For America conducts intensive summer training institutes led by its staff and in conjunction with local public school districts as part of teacher preparation for incoming corps members.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Ignite is a national tutoring corps designed to accelerate learning and foster belonging with students, leveraging research-based best practices for high-impact tutoring. Ignite builds on Teach For America’s over 30 years of experience recruiting, developing, and supporting talent and partnering with communities across the country to help students overcome the systemic barriers to an excellent education. The Ignite Fellowship brings exceptional, equity-minded leaders into classrooms virtually to add immediate value for students, while creating shifts towards the future of equitable learning.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of current Teach For America alumni

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Adults

Related Program

Alumni Affairs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teach For America alumni work from every sector to advocate for educational excellence and equity.

Number of current teaching corps members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Corps Member Recruitment, Selection and Placement

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Corps members are first and second-year teachers working in low-income schools and communities throughout the country.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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.

We recruit a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. We train and develop these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students. We foster the leadership of our alumni as they address this problem from all sectors.

Ongoing Commitment to Education: Teaching remains the most common profession among our alumni, with 51% of our alumni continuing to teach (Pre-K-12), even though only 15 percent of corps members considered a teaching career prior to their Teach For America experience.

Alumni Leadership: Armed with a firsthand understanding of what it takes for students in our most underserved schools to fulfill their potential, Teach For America alumni work from every sector to advocate for educational excellence and equity. Our 55,000-plus alumni are a growing force of transformational leaders.

Social Change and Innovation Leadership: Throughout Teach For America's history, countless alumni have been inspired to use the skills and insights gained in the classroom to become social entrepreneurs, pioneering new approaches to solving our most intractable problems.

In the 2019-2020 school year, more than 6,100 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members are teaching in 52 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than 10 million students. Teach For America's 55,000 alumni are 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.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Teach For America, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/09/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Kenny

Nielsen

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

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