Who We Are

Teach For America is committed to eliminating
educational inequity in America.

TFA is a community of changemakers and coalition builders. Leaders who teach, and teachers who lead. We are a diverse network of tens of thousands of individuals who understand the boundless potential of our nation’s most underserved children and the barriers they are up against in the face of inequity.We are committed to profound systemic change.

As a collective force – educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and community members – we fight for the aspirations of students and their families.

Together, we shape the conversation about what’s possible.

From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, we’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence and to lead. In every community where meaningful progress is being made in educational outcomes, TFA alumni and corps members are playing an essential role. Together with our students and all who support them, we strive for justice and opportunity for all.

About Our Corp Of Teachers

Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse individuals who have demonstrated the values and leadership skills necessary to expand access and opportunity for students both inside and outside the classroom. Called “corps members,” these individuals make an initial commitment to teach for two years in a public school, partnering with children and families most impacted by educational inequity.

Together, we shape the conversation about what’s possible. From classrooms to districts to state houses across America, we’re reimagining education to realize the day when every child has an equal opportunity to learn, to grow, to influence and to lead. In every community where meaningful progress is being made in educational outcomes, TFA alumni and corps members are playing an essential role. Together with our students and all who support them, we strive for justice and opportunity for all.

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From Our Executive Director

“Ending educational inequity in the Bay is both a moral and economic imperative for all of us. While we are proud of TFA’s role in driving change for students across the Bay, we know it’s only through our partnerships—with teachers, school and system leaders, policymakers and community members— that we’ll achieve the large-scale change our students deserve.”

– Paul Keys

Executive Director