Teach For America was founded in 1990 by Wendy Kopp, author of One Day, All Children (Public Affairs, 2001). More than 12,000 -achieving college graduates have gone through Teach For America’s teacher-training program, directly impacting the lives of more than 1.75 million students. After two years in the classroom, more than 60 % of Teach For America alumni remain in education as teachers, principals, school founders, and policy advisors. TFA recruits from colleges and universities in all 50 states, looking for the best and brightest graduates. In 2003–04, the profile for the 3,100 corps members was: average GPA of 3.5, 92% held leadership roles in college, 37% are people of color, and all are young and energetic, with a mission to light fires in their students—teaching with commitment in 22 low-income communities across the country.
Teach For America (National Office)
315 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Telephone: (800) 832-1230; (212) 279-2080
FAX: (212) 279-2081