Teach For America
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Teach For America-Baltimore's mission is to enlist the nation's most promising future leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequity. Teach For America-Baltimore believes that the gap in educational outcomes that persists along socioeconomic and racial lines is this country's greatest domestic challenge, and that it in order to live up to this nation's ideals, it must ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America-Baltimore achieves this by building a diverse, highly selective national corps -- of all academic majors and career interests -- who commit at least two years to teaching in urban and rural public schools in the United States's lowest-income communities, and then become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, 320 individuals are teaching 20,000 students across Baltimore's low-income communities.