Teach For America
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2012
Teach For America-Chicago provides a critical source of well-trained teachers who are helping to break the cycle of educational inequity in Chicago Public Schools by providing high impact educational opportunities for students. AmeriCorps members teach for two years in the most disadvantaged schools throughout Chicago, going above and beyond traditional expectations to help their students achieve at high levels. At the end of the 2012-13 school year, these AmeriCorps members will have significantly improved the educational outcomes for over 46,000 low income and disadvantaged students throughout Chicago. Furthermore, through their service experience, members' will have gained the skills and commitment to become lifelong leaders in education reform and advocates for expanding educational opportunity for low-income students.