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November 27, 2015 6:13 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Teach For America, Inc.

Company Overview

Teach For America, Inc., a nonprofit company, provides teachers for low-income communities in the United States. It operates as corps of recent college graduates and professionals of various academic majors and career interests. The company’s corps members commit to teach in urban and rural public schools. It also offers early childhood education, math and science, and teach for all initiatives to address needs in education. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in New York, New York.

315 West 36th Street

7th Floor

New York, NY 10018

United States

Founded in 1990





Key Executives for Teach For America, Inc.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
President and Chief Program Officer
Age: 57
Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President of Public Affairs
Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice President, Teacher Preparation, Support & Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Teach For America, Inc. Key Developments

Teach for America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Announces Formal Partnership to Recruit More African American Male Leaders to Classroom

Teach For America and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. announced formal partnership created to recruit more African American male leaders to the classroom. The partnership will highlight Teach For America as one opportunity for more Alpha Phi Alpha members to work in the nation's highest-need communities and form a lasting commitment to pursuing educational equity. Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty by recruiting and developing a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to end educational inequity. Alpha Phi Alpha's mission includes leadership development, academic excellence, service, and advocacy all areas that align with Teach For America's core values and mission. Last fall, for the first time in the nation's history, students of color represented the majority of students in public school classrooms but the teaching profession has yet to catch up. Just 2% of its nation's teachers identify as African American males, compared with 16% of African American students. Though Teach For America has seen its most effective teachers come from all backgrounds, those who share their students' backgrounds can also serve as powerful role models. The Teach For America Alpha Phi Alpha partnership will help to attract more African American male teachers to the classroom, increasing the number of students of color whose teachers share their backgrounds and who can serve as vital role models.

Teach for America, Inc. and Buffalo Public Schools Announce Partnership Agreement

Teach For America and Buffalo Public Schools have announced a partnership agreement slated to begin next fall. Under the agreement, Teach For America would recruit, train, and develop up to 30 new teachers per year for high-need schools and subject areas in the city's public schools. In each year of the new partnership, Teach For America and the BPS would work together to determine the number of Teach For America candidates to be recruited, trained, and developed, based on teacher vacancy, resignation, and retirement projections.

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