For a Black History Month project, TFA corps member Terrance Sims Jr. and his students recreated Hidden Figures, an Oscar nominee for Best Picture. The photo went viral, catching the attention of stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.
Teach For America's Appalachia community is preparing students to lead an economic turnaround in their region. "We dream of a day when our students don’t have to leave home to pursue their dreams and I think that day will happen sooner rather than later."
Before becoming a Stanford University admissions officer, Michelle Strausman gained insight into the challenges students face as a TFA corps member: "You’re building empathy for other people’s experiences."
Elisa and Jeremy met as TFA alumni at our summer training institute in 2000. Now they're married with four kids, she's our fearless CEO, and he's the Head of Schools for YES Prep Public Schools. Happy Valentine's Day! ❤
49 years ago today, three black students were killed at a civil rights protest in Orangeburg, SC. Now, the TFA community in SC is breaking the silence around local history. "Within us there is a sense of hope that what we’re doing will lead to change." #BlackHistoryMonth