Teach For America
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.
- 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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