Hamilton Well-Represented in Teach For America Corps
Teach For America released its ninth annual list of the schools contributing the greatest number of alumni to its 2016 teaching corps and Hamilton College is among the top 10 small colleges and universities. This is the third year Hamilton has been named to the list.
This year, 10 Hamilton alumni join one of the most diverse teaching corps in Teach For America’s history. More than half of incoming corps members identify as people of color; 1 in 2 come from low-income backgrounds; and 1 in 3 are the first in their family to graduate college.
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops outstanding individuals to commit to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity.
The members joining Teach For America this year will impact 53 regions across 36 states and the District of Columbia. They represent more than 740 colleges and universities, and join a network of leaders that is now 50,000 strong.