All kids—no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is – deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, a significant achievement gap exists between low-income children and their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s possible. It takes committed leaders in our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders.
We can provide an excellent education for kids in low-income communities. Although 16 million American children face the extra challenges of poverty, an increasing body of evidence shows they can achieve at the highest levels. Read More
Leading the Change - Olympic Silver Medalist, Author, Entrepreneur, Teach for America Alumnus
Tim is an Olympic Silver Medalist in Fencing (Beijing 2008) and a Teach For America alum. As a 2000 New York corps member, Tim helped students achieve big goals and developed leadership skills that he uses in his current career as an Olympic fencer. Tim continues his work with students in urban schools as both an inspirational speaker and through his non-profit Fencing in Schools, which builds students' confidence and motivation through fencing. Read More