Teach For America

Founded in 1989 by Wendy Kopp, Teach For America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “the movement to eliminate educational inequity” and developing committed leaders in the field of education.  Those selected as Teach For America corps members work for at least two years in low-income schools, especially in inner cities.  Since 1990, over 28,000 Teach For America corps members have completed their service commitment and have gone on to work as educators, artists, school administrators, politicians and activists.