It takes committed leaders in our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders. All kids—no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is – deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, low-income children do not have the same access to a great education as their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s possible.
To achieve their goal, they recruit committed recent college graduates and professionals of all backgrounds to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools. They train and develop these corps members so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students and they foster the leadership of our alumni as they address this problem from all sectors.