Teach For America - Colorado
Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates who commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
At the start of the 2010-2011 school year, more than 8,200 first- and second-year Teach For America corps members began teaching in 39 regions across the United States. Since 1990, Teach For America corps members have reached more than three million students. More than 20,000 Teach For America alumni are working in education and many other fields, where they continue to advocate for students and families in low-income communities. While only one in six corps members was interested in the teaching profession before joining Teach For America, nearly two-thirds of its alumni remain in the field of education.
Teach For America's culture and work is grounded in and guided by a deep commitment to pursuing true transformational change for students growing up in low-income communities. It is a leadership development organization - committed to fostering staff members, corps members and alumni who establish a clear and bold vision for the future, set measurable and ambitious goals, work purposefully and strategically to achieve that vision, always operate with a deep sense of possibility and with perseverance, and define broadly what is within its control to solve. It is an organization committed to its people, to diversity and inclusion, and to operating with respect and humility toward the other important people and organizations working to advance the cause of educational excellence for all children.
Teach For America is a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $220 million budget and over 1,500 staff. In 2011, it was named a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. The organization operates in an entrepreneurial environment, maintains focus on quantitative measures, and is committed to continuous improvement.