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Published on Apr 28, 2015
Of the 16 million kids growing up in poverty in the U.S., only one in three will graduate from high school and just 18 percent of those kids will enter a four-year college. At Teach For America, we’ve spent 25 years working inside and outside the classroom to help improve the odds—and we’re ready to do more.
At Teach For America, we recruit remarkable and diverse individuals to become teachers in low-income communities. They commit to teach for two years and are hired by our partner public schools across the country. During these two years they are called corps members.
We train and support corps members in the practices of great teachers and leaders. At the end of two years, they use those lessons to choose their path forward. Many stay in the classroom. Others move into politics, school leadership, nonprofit work, advocacy, and more.