Teach for America

Website: Teach for America

Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.
Today, poverty limits educational opportunity - but it doesn't have to be that way
Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows that they can achieve at the highest levels.
Teach For America is working to solve this problem by:
Enlisting Committed Individuals
We recruit a diverse group of leaders with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community.
Investing in Leaders
We provide intensive training, support and career development that helps these leaders increase their impact and deepen their understanding of what it takes to close the achievement gap.
Accelerating Impact
A growing movement of leaders, now 33,000 strong, works at every level of education, policy and other professions, to ensure that all children can receive an excellent education.

To be considered for admission to the TFA corps, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 and U.S. citizenship, national/legal resident status, or be a DACA recipient. Read more about each prerequisite at https://www.teachforamerica.org/how-to-join/eligibility.

Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

During the application process, you will: 

  • Upload a resume
  • Provide your school history and transcript details
  • Discuss your interest in joining TFA and your leadership experience 
  • Select your interview location preference

Learn more about the application and interview, get tips, etc. at https://www.teachforamerica.org/how-to-join/application-and-interview.

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