Teach for America, United States of America

Our partnership with Teach for America (TFA) focuses on delivering education to disadvantaged communities in New Orleans, Connecticut and Houston.

TFA recruits top new college graduates each year to help children growing up in disadvantaged communities benefit from a quality education. These graduates act as ‘corps’ members and dedicate two years of their lives to teaching in a low-income community.

In the 2012-2013 school year, more than 10,000 corps members taught 750,000 students, throughout the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni continued to deepen their impact as educational leaders and advocates. During this time, 573 graduates were recruited in the areas supported by our funding, creating a total of 1,058 TFA corps members.

In 2014, corps members achieved the highest teacher effectiveness scores ever accrued by TFA teachers in Greater New Orleans.

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Key figures

  • 47%

    teachers from low-income backgrounds

  • 400%

    improvement in student performance in New Orleans

47% teachers from low-income backgrounds
400% improvement in student performance in New Orleans

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