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New grads join Teach for America

Northwestern is a national leader among medium-sized colleges

Fifteen seniors in Northwestern University’s class of 2018 join Teach for America (TFA) this fall, bringing high-quality education to students most in need around the U.S.

This year's Northwestern teacher corps ranks among the leaders nationwide for medium-sized schools. 

Participants have committed the next two years to teaching low-income urban and rural public school students in states from New York to Idaho.

This year's national TFA corps is among the most diverse in its history. More than half of incoming members identify as people of color; 45 percent come from low-income backgrounds and one-in-three are the first in their family to graduate from college.

The more than 3,600 individuals joining TFA this fall represent more than 680 colleges and universities. Their work will impact 51 regions across 36 states and the District of Columbia.

Northwestern has been a top contributor to the highly competitive program ever since the organization began tracking data in 2008.

Since TFA was founded in 1990, 600 Northwestern graduates have taught as corps members. They are part of a diverse network of 53,000 TFA alumni dedicated to creating change in education and beyond.

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