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Boston College Among Top 'Teach for America' Contributors for 2014

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (September 2014) -- Boston College is ranked 5th in the nation among medium-sized colleges and universities in contributing alumni to Teach For America, a competitive program where outstanding college graduates commit to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity.

According to rankings released in September by Teach for America, there are 29 Boston College graduates in the 2014 teaching corps. Some 400 Boston College alumni have served in Teach for America since its founding.

There are a total of 5,300 individuals in the 2014 Teach for America corps, representing more than 850 colleges and universities and 49 states and the District of Columbia. The total includes both 2014 graduates and alumni of previous classes who are transitioning to teaching from another field or joining the corps as experienced educators. According to Teach for America, the 2014 corps is the most diverse in the organization's history.

About Teach For America
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 a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, 10,600 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country, while more than 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

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