Teach For America
The Teach for America State program has been operating in the Rio Grande Valley and is proposing an expansion to Dallas and San Antonio. The Dallas site was chartered in 2009 and the San Antonio site was opened in 2010. Teach For America-Rio Grande Valley opened in 1991, with a corps of 26 teachers. Today, 182 corps members work to unleash the potential of over 15,200 children growing up in low income communities of South Texas. They join 130 alumni working within education as model teachers, innovative school leaders, dynamic district staff, and in the private sector channeling necessary resources towards systemic education reform. Collectively, 500 Teach For America corps members teach in these three regions, impacting the lives of over 42,000 students across Dallas, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley.