Teach For America
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Teach For America's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in this effort. In Philadelphia educational inequity persists along socioeconomic and racial lines. To combat this injustice we build a diverse, highly selective corps of top recent college graduates and professionals who commit at least two years to teach in low-income communities and become lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational equity. While this problem is daunting, we see evidence every day in classrooms across the country that when students in low-income communities are given the educational opportunities they deserve, they excel. It is this -- the potential for all students to succeed -- that makes the disparities in educational outcomes so unconscionable and fuels our sense of urgency and responsibility to ensure educational opportunity for all. Our vision is that one day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.