Teach For America

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Dr. Monique Perry-Graves
Main Address

436 E. 36th Street
Charlotte, NC 28205
United States

What We Do
We catalyze leadership to make educational equity a reality. We do this by recruiting, enlisting, developing, and mobilizing a diverse network of exceptional leaders who confront educational inequity by teaching for at least two years in high-needs schools and then work with unwavering commitment from every sector to end this injustice.
Interesting Info
  • In North Carolina, nearly 50% of TFA teachers identify as BIPOC, compared to the state average of 21%.
  • From 2020-2022, 17 members of the TFA network in Charlotte were awarded Teacher of the Year or Beginning Teacher of the Year at their schools.
  • Of the 800+ TFA alums who are leading across all professional sectors in Charlotte, 80% remain working in education or with economically disadvantaged families.
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