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Teach for America (Chicago)

Program Description

Teach For America supports efforts in Chicago by recruiting and developing educators to be a part of this work. Hundreds of TFA corps members and alumni are working with partners here to set high academic standards with an eye toward increasing the graduation rate. As principals look to build excellent schools, our corps members provide a critical source of talent. Our alumni advocate for change both inside the system and outâ??challenging the educational, racial, and economic status quo with tough questions and innovative solutions to meet the needs of thousands of children. Today 850 TFA alumni are veteran teachers, and more than 60 are local principals. They work as activists, healthcare providers, early childhood education center directors, parent advocates, and more.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Less than 25%