Persuading Others to Share Your Vision

Tips from Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp for inspiring and leading othersto start with, you'll need to think big

Teach for America vaulted to the 10th spot in BusinessWeek's second annual best places to launch a career rankings (BusinessWeek, 9/13/07), up from the 43rd spot last year. Teach for America (TFA) recruits recent college graduates to teach in low-income areas for two-year commitments. The nonprofit organization is so popular among college graduates at some of the nation's most prestigious schools that companies including General Electric (GE), Deloitte, and Google (GOOG) have decided to partner with TFA instead of fighting it for the same pool of candidates.

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