Teach for America

Teach For America is building the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Teach For America corps members commit to teach for two years in low-income communities, then go on as alumni to lead efforts to change the face of public education. Our alumni have pioneered trendsetting alternative school models, created new leadership cohorts, and merged business and social goals through hybrid ventures. Teach For America created the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to help even more alumni use insights from their corps experience to design and launch new, game-changing ventures that target educational inequity at a systemic level.

Ventures

Dash

Dash

Dash is a data-conscious smartphone application that serves as a to-do list linked with phone numbers, streamlining parent-teacher communication.

Best Practices Weekly

Best Practices Weekly

Most teachers don't have time to access best practice research (50% never read a single journal), which is a problem for kids. BPW is a free weekly research summary in written/video forms -- 1k+ signed up already, our goal is 200k by Aug. 2012.