Washington is home to one of the highest concentrations of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the nation. Sadly, our current education system is not serving all students in ways that will prepare them to take on these positions, or to succeed in college and career. Too often the disparities fall along race, class and geographic lines.
Teach For America—Washington believes that we can and must do better on behalf of our students, particularly students of color and those growing up in high-need, rural communities. We work with community organizations, educational leaders and families to ensure that all children in Washington not only receive an excellent education, but also have the opportunity to attend college and become the leaders we need to change the course of our nation.
Since our 2011 launch in Greater Puget Sound and 2013 launch in Eastern Washington, TFA-Washington has made a difference for kids thanks to our outstanding teaching corps, our 950 alumni, and our community partnerships. Our diverse and powerful network includes more than 200 classroom teachers, 12 school or district administrators, and 25 advocacy or government staff. Encompassing a wide range of life experiences and perspectives, we are united by our work to dismantle inequities.