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BC Alumni Rank 15th Among Teach For America Participants


By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Sept. 10, 2013

Boston College ranks 15th among those US colleges and universities whose alumni enroll in the Teach For America program, according to figures released by the organization this month.

Founded in 1990, Teach For America [] recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools “and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity.”

Twenty-nine members of the BC Class of 2013 are among the more than 11,000 TFA participants teaching this fall in urban and rural regions across the country, in addition to the nearly 32,000 TFA alumni “working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education,” according to the organization. Overall, 387 BC graduates have taken part in TFA since it was founded.

Other colleges and universities in the medium-size category (3,000-9,999 undergraduates) besides BC include Harvard, Georgetown, Penn, Tufts, Dartmouth, Gonzaga, Yale, Wake Forest and Princeton.