Teach For America

About Teach For America

Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America seeks the most promising leaders of this generation early in their careers who have demonstrated the values and leadership necessary to make systemic change. Our diverse, outstanding corps members make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and have a profound impact on their students. Their classroom leadership becomes the foundation for long-term leadership. Through these two years, corps members gain context, clarity, and conviction to lead a life of impact from any sector or field they choose. Beyond their two years, corps members become part of a network of 53,000 leaders working together across sectors to shape the political, economic, and social future of our nation. For more information, visit


Campus Ambassador

August 2019 East Lansing, MI
“I love getting to meet new people and learn how to plan successful events on campus. Both of my bosses are extremely supportive and understanding. They make sure we succeed and give advice for us to succeed. Through this job, my time management and professional skills have grown tremendously. ”

Accelerate Fellow

June 2019 - August 2019 Chicago, IL
“I loved this experience. I met some very amazing people and was able to work at multiple nonprofits. This internship is rotational, so you gain exposure to the education systems of different parts of the United States while participating. ”
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Questions & Answers

How can I be best prepared to interview for a high school teacher position at Teach For America?

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What does it take to succeed in an organization like Teach For America?

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I'm currently an early education major, can this path help prepare me for a school director job at Teach For America?

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